Rating: 2/5 Stars (Two stars)
Music Director/s: Ram Sampath
Bangistan starring Riteish Deshmukh, Pulkit Samrat and Jacqueline Fernandez is all set to the hit the theaters on 7th August. The film is a satire on terrorism, revolving around the lives of two aspiring suicide bombers. Bangistan‘s music has been composed by Ram Sampath. While his unconventional tastes is something we were looking forward to in this album, the seven track album is a mixed bag.
Ishq Karenge – Bangistan Music Review
The first track from the album Ishq Karenge is peppy on rhythm and high on the preachy quotient with its ‘unity in diversity’ lyrics. While the video is completely Farah Khan style, the song’s presentation seems a little old for the recent times. Sampath tries to make this song a fusion Qawalli but it does not work well. Singers Sona Mohapatra, Shadaab Faridi and Abhishek Nailwal croon this track, yet the end result is disappointing.
There is also an EDM version of this song that is not only unnecessary but also boring. It lacks the quality to make you get up and dance or even get you foot-tapping.
Hogi Kranti – Bangistan Music Review
Hogi Kranti is a satire that takes inspiration from ‘Hum Honge Kaamyaab‘. This Hinglish number is lyrically funny as it is a song that talks about making terrorism a profession. Although when it comes to the music, it does not live up to the quality of its lyrics. The song may have a better effect in the film as it would be a situational number.
Saturday Night – Bangistan Music Review
Saturday Night is the club number from this album. The song is upbeat enough with a touch of Russian music which makes it fresh. This peppy number does not keep you hooked for long enough as it loses a good amount of energy by the time it ends. The music too becomes repetitive since there is no variation in between. Yet, amongst the other tracks, this one has managed to become popular.
Maula – Bangistan Music Review
Maula is quite a soothing number from the album. It is rich on its lyrical value as Puneet Krishna pens it with a lot of thought and presents us the essential side of religion and its existence. Sampath underplays this track compared to others and that works perfectly for it. This meaningful number is expected to come at an important juncture in the film.
Meri Zidd – Bangistan Music Review
Ram Sampath introduced us to a refined version of Bolly rock and he does it once again with Meri Zidd. The song has ample of resemblance to his last work Bhaag Dk Bose (Delhi Belly) when it comes to the beats. The guitar portions in the song are brilliant but the song overall is not as killer. An abrupt ending also makes this track come across as incomplete.
Is Duniya Se Ladna Hai – Bangistan Music Review
Another rock track, Iss Duniya Se Ladna Hai is crooned by Suraj Jagan and Abhishek Nailwal. The song is high on pace and has an electrifying energy but it lacks the quality to entice you. Also with its 2.40 minutes run time, it comes to an end soon without leaving a lasting impression.
The Last Word – Bangistan Music Review
The soundtrack of Bangistan comes as a disappointment to all those who are fans of Ram Sampath’s works. With a loaded seven track album, there is hardly any song that impresses you fully to go gaga over it. I am going with a 2/5 for this album.