The music of year’s most awaited film, Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Bombay Velvet’ starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar is out and it is surely creating ripples not just among music lovers but even the audience! The film’s album comprises of as good as 10 songs and has been composed by Amit Trivedi while the lyrics are penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya. And though the album includes singers like Shefali Alvares, Shalmali Kholgade, Mohit Chauhan and Papon, it is completely ruled by songstress Neeti Mohan, who has 6 songs to her credit. So let’s have a look whether the music of the film deserves CLAPS or SLAPS!
Aam Hindustani:This song happens to be the longest track of the album (almost 9 minutes long), which starts with a gentle clarinet that then transcends smoothly into a carnivalish instrumental followed by some whacky lyrics sung by the sexy Shefali. Alvares manages the vocals very well and one can actually feel the power in the voice! Her experience of Jazz singing works wonders for her in the song.
Mohabbat Buri Bimari Hai: This song has three versions sung by Neeti Mohan, Shefali Alvares and Shalmali Kholgade. Shalmali’s version remixed by Mikey McCleary is a nice groovy peppy number with great vocals by the lady. The second version by Amit Trivedi is more of waltzy one, which is brilliantly sung by Neeti Mohan. Her drunken style will bowl you over! The third version is no different from the second one except that it is sung by Shefali Alvares.
Ka Kha Gha: Neeti Mohan wins you with this one too! She rules Ka Kha Ga with her singing, while the background sound is another engaging jazz tune by Amit Trivedi.
Dhadaam Dhadaam: A beautiful song, soul stirring music coupled with Neeti’s heartfelt singing makes this song stand out. A must hear.
Naak Pe Gussa: This number is on a similar note to Dhadam Dhadam but is slightly more foot-tappy. And not to mention, Neeti does well in this light number.
Sylvia: This song stands out for its musical arrangements and Neeti’s lively singing. My personal favourite from the six songs she has sung in the album. Makes for a good hear!
Behroopiya: A duet crooned by Mohit Chauhan and Neeti Mohan seems to be a soft romantic number, minus the jazz format. A sure shot winner!
Darbaan: Rendered by Papon, Darbaan makes is a sedating number which makes good use of trumpets. Too classy for most!
Shut Up: Shefali Alvares gets it right yet again with Shut Up. The song though has the same feel to it, it is Shefali’s singing that makes it different from the other numbers.
Fifi: Mikey McCleary’s Fifi, an adaptation of OP Nayyar’s 1956 song Jaata Kahaan Hai Deewane, is sung by Suman Sridhar.
Tommy Gun, Conspiracy & The Bombay Velvet Theme: Out of the three instrumental tracks, Tommy Gun is the only one which follows the jazz format. Conspiracy has an interesting twist and turn of strings. The Bombay Velvet Theme has nothing exceptional but the use of guitar in it is done well.
Hot Favourites: The album has too many songs to pick and choose from. All of the song has its own USP but our hot picks are definitely Sylvia, Ka Kha Gha, Behroopiya and Mohabbat Buri Bimari Hai (Neeti’s version).
CLAPS OR SLAPS: We give the audio of ‘Bombay Velvet’ THUNDEROUS CLAPS for its extraordinary and hatke music. Though the songs may not fetch in the revenue, it will surely be a winner with the music lovers! Amit Trivedi deserves a standing ovation!