Music Review: Bombay to Bangkok

Film: Bombay to Bangkok

Director: Nagesh Kukunoor

Producer: Elahe Hiptoolaa and Rahul Puri

Music Director: Salim Sulaiman

Lyrics: Mir Ali Hussain

Rating : 2/5
After Welcome, comes yet another multi-composer album – Bombay to Bangkok. This is a four track album with different styles of music.
‘Same Same But Different’ has been composed by the musical duo Salim Sulaiman. The song brings out the differences between Bangkok and Bombay. The lyrics penned by Mir Ali Hussain offer a variety in terms of thoughts. KK’s voice is accompanied by actors Shreyas Talpade and Lena Christensen, although they don’t make a great impact. The song is not out and out appealing, but might click with some.
In the song, Zubeen Garg’s voice is soothing. However weak the music or the lyrics are, his voice overpowers them all. In the case of ‘Dheere Dheere’, Ronnie Shirish’s music flows well and the lyrics sound likable.
Sukhwinder Singh has a typical style of developing music and it continues from Halla Bol till here. Bombay to Bangkok, composed and sung by him, sounds like a Marathi song. The music arrangement seems to be in hush hush, without any sensible connection between the lyrics and music.
Pritam has been on a high note since his Bhool Bhulaiyaa and Jab We Met music clicked with the audience. ‘Dil Ka Haal Sune Dil Wala’ composed by Chakrovorthy sounds nothing great. The plus of this song are the vocals given by Sonu Nigam and Sunidhi Chauhan. The lyrics written by Shabbir Ahmed don’t stand out either.
This album is the victim of four different composers, so the styles tend to clash. Nonetheless, one will enjoy Ronnie’s creation.