Music Review: Big Brother

Film: Big Brother


Lyrics: Sandesh Shandilya, Anand Raj Anand, Anil Pandey and Sameer


Music director: Sandesh Shandilya and Anand Raj Anand


Rating: 1.5/5


Big Brother is the forthcoming film that stars macho man Sunny Deol with Priyanka Chopra. Initially meant to be Chopra’s debut vehicle, the film is getting to see the light of day a trifle late. Perhaps, that explains the few painful and outdated tracks.


In tune:


The track Piya, would have certainly created a stir, if it had been released a few years ago. This is a beautiful number, sung by Shreya Ghosal and Kunal Ganjawala and as the opening track of the album, it raises your expectation level of the songs that follow.


You end up wanting to hear more, even though the song is well over five and half minutes long. The icing on the cake is Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, who sings a minute portion of the song. One could ask for nothing more, it’s a great track with the right doses of all the right elements.


Jag lal lal lal has been sung thrice in the album, once by Nusrat and the second time, by Zubin Garg and the third time, as a duet by both. What is not comprehendible and also a pity is the need for a second singer when Nusrat has already lent his voice for the track. Indisputably, Nusrat beats Garg, while rendering the same song. The song by Zubin Garg is great if you ignore all the senseless background score and the noise they call music (that does not leave much; does it?). The duet is by far the best among the three versions, purely because it has none of the ridiculous musical inputs and simply allows you to listen to two great voices.


Old world flavour is what Jeevan tumne diya hai is filled with, almost sounding like the melodies they used to play in the mid 80s. Sung by singers including Udit Narayan, Alka Yagnik, Roop kumar Rathod and Sadhna Sargam; Jeevan tumne diya hai is a great tune that has been well sung. This is by far the only track apart from Jag lal lal lal and Piya that you might want to buy the album for.


Out of Tune:

No doubt Sunidhi Chauhan is the best artiste we have currently, but at certain times even the best lose their way. On hearing Balam tera nakhra, all you want to do is tell her to stop screaming. The only saving grace in this track is perhaps listening to the flute that is being played.


Lak tunu tunu is the most painful and loudest song in the album. The lesser said the better. Sung by Jaspinder Narula and Anand raj Anand, the song fails miserably to impress, despite Jaspinder’s presence. Narula who has sung foot tapping numbers that have rocked the charts, is found struggling to outdo the loud music that overpowers everything. 


As a whole, the entire album is not worth shelling hard earned money for, you are better off simply waiting for a compilation with Piya and Jag lal lal lal in it. Ideally music is not supposed to get outdated, but the emergence of one week songs, item numbers and frivolous tunes have conditioned us to think otherwise. This is perhaps another reason why one may not expect Big Brother to do well on the music charts.