One has mixed expectations from the music of Blood Money.
Unlike a quintessential Bhatt film, there hasn't been
enormous hype created around its music. Also, the film
hasn't been pitched as a mega affair, something that time
and again happens with say, an Emraan Hashmi starrer. On the
flipside one can't forget some memorable music that was
composed for Kunal Khemmu's Kalyug, again a Bhatt
film. Moreover except for a rare day off or so (case in
point being films like Showbiz, The Killer), Bhatts
have never gone wrong when it comes to their music. Also
with Jeet Gannguli making a comeback as a composer,
Sangeet-Siddharth Haldipur & Pranay chipping in with a song
each and Sayeed Quadri as the lyricist for majority of
songs, the stage is set for Blood Money to pleasantly
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is the man roped in to do the job for the
opening number 'Chaahat'. With melody as a base to
it, the song has various shades to it and while it starts slow,
it goes on tough high notes as Sayeed Quadri's lyrics turn
further passionate. By the time 'antara' begins, you know that
this one totally belongs to the Bhatt territory. A pleasant
sounding number, it is the one for the hearts in love though one
has to admit that this one doesn't quite have an out and out
happy feel to it as somewhere behind it all; one can sense a
tinge of sadness as well.
The one that follows has a touch of ferocity to it and one can
sense the protagonist's qualms of hurting the one closest to
him. Now this one could have been one situational outing that
may have clearly gone into a zone where it would have been
relegated to being termed as yet another 'dard-e-judaai' number.
However 'Gunaah' ensures that the pace and tempo
is maintained well. One has to credit Mustafa Zahid here for the
passion with which he sings this fusion track.
On the other hand there is an altogether different mood that is
set once Rana Mazumder comes up with his own 'unplugged
version'. Rendered quite slowly and in a heartfelt manner that
pretty much brings to fore the pathos of the character, this
version of 'Gunaah' manages to create its own identity
and promises to appear in the film at a crucial juncture. Also,
as one hears the song repeatedly, it is difficult to ignore the
Kishore Kumar touch (strictly in the manner of singing) that
Jeet manages to bring out of his singers.
The album only continues to get better with every passing song
as guest composer comes up with a smash track 'Teri Yaadon
Se'. A beautifully composed number that takes just one
listening to make you fall in love with it, it has the kind of
lyrics with which one hopes Sayeed Quadri, gets his due
recognition, something that has been ignored for way too long
now. A love song that could have become overtly song, it in turn
turns out to be very enjoyable. Moreover Mustafa Zahid too makes
best use of the platform made available to him and the effect of
that is seen once he goes all out for the 'remix version' as
well. Expect this fast paced version to find its way into the
clubs and the dance floors. This also translates into the fact
that Pranay, despite being given a window for just one song,
makes his presence felt in a big way.
It is back to Jeet-Quadri combo with 'Jo Tere Sang'
and by the time you have just heard the 'mukhda', the verdict is
clear - Bhatts have a winner in 'Blood Money' here. A song about
remembering the good times gone by and longing to get back all
that has been lost, 'Jo Tere Sang' is third in a row for
Mustafa Zahid who gives a good account of himself. Also, don't
miss Jeet's arrangements between the 'mukhda' and the 'antara'
that are retro to the core. Moreover Quadri's lyrics assure that
it would be pretty much story telling at play here once the song
plays in the film's narrative.
Guest lyricist Kumaar and composers Sangeet-Siddharth Haldipur
come together for the first out and out happy number in Blood
Money - 'Arzoo'. Expected to arrive at the
very start of the film, hence establishing love between the
protagonists before 'money' leads to 'blood', 'Arzoo'
also showcases a different side of singer Clinton Cerejo. On any
other day this would have falled into the lap of Shaan or Kay
Kay. However with Bhatts known to experiment time and again,
their decision to rope in Clinton pays off as well with the
singer ensuring yet another entertaining track.
Blood Money boasts of songs that range from being good to
very good. When most other filmmakers are playing with the
formula of two love songs, one Punjabi track, an item number and
a theme piece, Bhatts have ensured that they continue with their
very own formula which not many have been able to crack over the
years. The ones who help their cause are Jeet Ganguuli, Sayeed
Quadri, Pranay, Sangeet-Siddharth and Kumaar who together ensure
that as a team they deliver what is expected out of them. Though
music of Blood Money won't really disappear from the
shelves in quickest time possible, it has in it to make way into
the collection of those who like their music to be timeless.
Teri Yaadon Se (remix), Gunaah (unplugged), Chaahat
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