It has been a while since music of Pitrashish Films Pvt Ltd's bengali venture 'Tomaye Bhalobashi' was launched but the lack of an authentic music review prompted me to code it down for the music lovers.
Ironically these days anything related to big star cast catches one's attention quickly coupled with the huge investments that is spent on its promotion but this film definitely lacked the star power to give it the much needed initial thump & to top it up, not adequate step was taken to promote it's music. Apart from veteran director Sujit Guha & music maestros, Anand-Milind who debuted first time in bengali films, the leading pair along with the production team was primarily fresh & new. So the onus of this film was solely lying on its music. And to no one's disappointment the music came out really good.
There are altogether five tracks in this film & apart from one item number which I guess was a forced choice to please the frontbenchers, remaining four tracks are worth talking.
The album starts with the song, 'Happy Birth Day' by Shaan & Monali Thakur. It may sound a bread butter birth anniversary tune but the composers did a splendid job with the rhythm & sound without loosing out on the melody. If the mukhda is good then the antaras are even better. Over all the listener doesn't get bored. A nice peppy melodious number to begin with.
It follows with the title track of the album, 'Tomaye Bhalobashi' by Javed Ali & Sadhana Sargam. The way the track begins with an alaap from Javed Ali, you at once get yourself tuned to this one. The tune is simple, hummable & the sound treatment is soothing. The tune actually grows on you. The more you listen to it, the more you tend to like it. Overall a nice title track. Good to hear Sadhana Sargam after a prolonged gap.
The follow up track is 'Ore Road Romeo' by Shaan & June Banerjee. It is a typical song where the female protagonist tries to teach lessons of eve teasing to its counter part. The song has been very well penned by Goutam Susmit & the tune is very peppy & simple. The rhythm reminds us glimpses of 'Papa Kehte Hain' from QSQT. The antaras sound more melodious than the mukhda. Good melody superbly backed up by nice orchestration keeps this track interesting & tight.
The song now coming up in the list springs up surprise & glare to your eyes, the moment it starts with an alaap by Kunal Ganjawala. It has got a soothing touch & is ably supported by Rima Mukherjee. The song goes like, 'Dheere Dheere Chand Uthlo Hese'. If you are a vivid music lover & crave for good melody, then this is it. Each & every aspect of the track is worth mentioning right from its composition to the arrangement & the sound. It has got all the qualities to hit the charts & sustain its position for a longer period of time as good romantic melodies are very seldom these days as compared to the new age techno sound which very effortlessly takes away the heart from a song.
When you have got all the flavors of melody so far, you expect another one for sure to follow the suit but to everyone's demise the concluding track, 'Emon Chuma Debo Raja', is an out & out item stuff cooked to fulfill the commercial interest of the movie. It has got raunchy lyrics throughout & is rendered by Kalpana Patowary. It will surely encourage lots of whistles from a special segment of the crowd inside the theater much to the producers delight.
Overall Anand-Milind as composers haven't disappointed their fans by producing a fantastic album which has got four different shades of melody. The album has got the effervescence of romance personified with soothing charm which will slowly grow on you for sure. The composers have brilliantly worked on the sound & all the playback singers have justified the tunes by their effortless singing. A good beginning of coarse for the duo on their debut film. In one word, an album worth buying.