Star rating: 3/5 (Three Stars)
Music Director: Meet Bros Anjjan,Yo Yo Honey Singh, Chirantan Bhatt, P. A. Deepak
Akshay Kumar has finally revived his Khiladi mould or rather the Boss mould. Luckily the actor has denounced his OUATIMD look for good and is clearly out to do his thunderous stunts in a style that he understands the best. Anthony D’ Souza’s Boss is a remake of popular Malayalam film Pokkiri Raja. The film’s music has been applauded by audiences for its entertainment factor, where the music is pompous and has a pumping energy in each of its tracks invariably. Despite the presence of multiple music directors and lyricists, the songs are vibrant and filled with an attractive fervor mostly.
Boss Title Track – Boss Music Review
The album kick starts with Honey Singh collaborating with Meet Bros Anjjan for the title song. The lyrics are spirited and peppy and that makes for the song’s most attractive bit. For a change, a song doesn’t work simply because it’s Honey Singh. It works for the sharp and dynamic voices of its lead vocals more than the rapping. Every version of the song is just as enthusiastic and dynamic that somehow this track alone makes for the sluggish songs in the album.
Hum Na Tode – Boss Music Review
Hum Na Tode is a fascinating and imaginative variation of popular Tamil track Apdi Pode Pode, done with a sassy flavor by Grammy winner P.A Deepak along with Vishal Dadlani. Being an overtly popular track, the singers were careful in maintaining the intrinsic aroma of the song and yet adding their creative bent to make it better! This song pays perfect homage to the Tamil song and delivers a brilliant new version of the same.
Pitah Se Hai Naam Tera – Boss Music Review
Pitah Se Hai Tera Naam might seem extremely sappy in first hear, but Sonu Nigam with his lively qawali based track does quite a magic in this one. Sonu Nigam who has become quite a rarity in Bollywood playback singing these days still has the qualitative brilliance in his voice that made him iconic once. However, this preachy song is quite a misfit in an otherwise upbeat album.
Party All Night – Boss Music Review
Party All Night by Honey Singh is an all-in-all lounge and club number. Though the vast repetition of techno beats might get tedious after a point, the song gives a frisk high. The song’s lyrics aren’t any genius but the overall product is quite an enlivening number.
Har Kisi Ko – Boss Music Review
Somehow it comes across as an offensive gesture to me when young musicians rehash older tracks to make an entirely distorted version of it. Anandji-Kalyaniji’s Har Kisi Ko Nahin Milta from 1986 film Jaanbaaz could have easily been missed. Though singer Arijit Singh and Nikhil D’Souza are both first rate at their jobs, the lack of creativity in making something new is unimpressive.
The Last Word – Boss Music Review
Boss‘ album is effortlessly sprightly. Most songs especially the film’s title track and Hum Na Todey are both thunderous numbers, high on powerful entertaining zing. I am going with 3/5 for this album. It isn’t a masterpiece but the songs will ensure you have a good time.
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