Bullett Raja music review: When an action film has good music, it invariably turns out to be a delight for movie-buffs. Especially because good songs come as a musical relief in between all the violence. But sadly, that’s not the case with Tigmanshu Dhulia’s next, Bullett Raja.
Composed by duo Sajid Ali and Wajid Ali, with British-based band RDB roped in as guest composers for one song, the album is a mixed fare with just a couple of songs that stand out. Though the attempt is decent, it’s a far cry from the kind of songs that the composers have given us in the Dabangg franchise. The album opens with RDB, Nindy Kaur and Raftaar coming in to sing Tamanche pe disco. Written by Sandeep Nath, it takes a while for this song to grow on you. It may sound a little confusing, but overall this desi-disco number is not that bad. The tune is catchy and the response to this song has been pretty good so far. The vocalists have done a decent job, providing an edgy touch to the number.
The romantic track Saamne hai savera comes in next, with Shreya Ghoshal, Wajid and Bonny Chakraborthy as vocalists. Although the song has a hangover of Chori kiya re jiya and Saanson ne baandhi hain from the Dabangg franchise; it is Ghoshal’s voice that clearly stands out. Another interesting element is the use of several instruments, including the violin, trumpets, drums, iktara and even the ghatam. The blend of these elements and well penned lyrics by Kausir Munir makes it the best track of the album. Neeraj Shridhar’s Jai Govinda Jai Gopala has a confused arrangement and the rhythm falls flat. Though Shridhar has sung the track well, there is nothing special about the song. There is a club remix of the song in the album, which can be given a miss. What follows next is Don’t touch my body by Mamta Sharma follows, an item number that does not work well at all. Though Sharma has sung quite a few interesting dance numbers in the past, this track is not appealing. With dull lyrics and music, it’s easy to skip this one. The title track, Bullett Raja with Wajid and Keerthi Sagathia as vocalists makes for a good rowdy number, with strong use of dhol, drums, bass and trumpets. Wajid has sung the track with great style, making it worth a listen. Wajid and Keerthi Sagathia come together again, with Danish Sabri joining in for Satake thoko, a fast paced social message song which fails to impress. Neither the music nor the lyrics (a mix of Hindi and Awadhi) have the power to make you listen to it. Overall, the album has just a couple of songs that shine, making it a lackluster soundtrack.