Baaghi Music Review

Sabbir Khan’s directorial debut ‘Kambakkht Ishq’ had a couple of tuneful songs by Anu Malik and RDB (“Om Mangalam”). The music got better with ‘Heropanti’, a film which served as the launch pad for Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon. His first two films had music by Anu Malik and Sajid – Wajid respectively, with some guest composers chipping in for a song or two. However, for his new venture ‘Baaghi’, he decides to opt for a multi-composer soundtrack. As all the composers are established names and the film promises to be an action entertainer with a young lead pair, one expects at least a couple of chartbusting tunes in the offering.

Amaal Mallik, whose name pops up in almost every major film album these days, opens the album with “Sab Tera”, a romantic ditty sung by Armaan Malik. Though the track does not break any new ground as far as the composition and the lyrics (Manoj Muntashir) are concerned, the tune is simple and engaging. Armaan and Shraddha complement each other’s voices pretty well. Though Shraddha’s voice has a nice texture to it, her laboured singing pulls the song a few notches down.

“Let’s Talk About Love” has the sound of a R.D Burman track and the vivaciousness of a number that could well be picturised on Shammi Kapoor. Manj Musik lend their style into a song that is clearly inspired from R.D Burman’s school of music and is perhaps a tribute to Shammi Kapoor. The song has an infectious tune that hooks you from the beginning and with Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor’s youthful energy (evident in the video), this one will become popular in no time.

One expects a particular sound from a dance number composed by Meet Bros. However, “Cham Cham” does not sound like anything the composer duo has come up with in the past. In fact, they seem to have got inspired from Sunita Rao’s hit pop number “Pari Hoon Main”. Barring the annoying English lines rendered by Meet Bros themselves, the song manages to hold on your attention with its addictive melody. Monali Thakur brings out the liveliness of the song with her spirited rendition.

One can accuse Ankit Tiwari (again) of recycling his own tunes again and again but the fact remains that “Agar Tu Hota” turns out to be an engaging hear. Though the track reminds you of several songs (“Tu Mere Paas” from ‘Wazir’, specifically) composed by Tiwari, it is one of the better compositions that he has churned out in the recent past. The Coldplay-inspired arrangements are also nice.

Meet Bros create a unique combination (at least as far as Bollywood is concerned) of sounds in “Girl I Need You”. The romantic number is dominated by techno beats and has a rap portion to it. All these elements are added in the right proportion and they all come together to create this unique love song which turns out to be quite enjoyable. Arijit Singh’s voice sound thinner and almost unrecognizable. Khushboo Grewal who had sung the racy “Pink Lips” (‘Hate Story 2’) proves her versatility by doing complete justice to soft romantic number.

The soundtrack of ‘Baaghi’ has a nice conflate of songs all of which turn out to be engaging. Though the quality of the songs is not uniform across the album, there is not a single dull moment in the album. At the end, you get a standard Bollywood package filled with soft, romantic tracks and dance numbers.

Rating: 3/5

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