Music Review: Heyy Babyy


Film: Heyy Babyy

Director: Sajid Khan

Producer: Sajid Nadiadwala

Music Director: Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy

Lyrics: Sameer and Anvita Dutt Guptan

Cast: Ritesh Deshmukh, Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Fardeen Khan, Boman Irani

Rating: 2.5/5

There is so much buzz around Heyy Babyy that one doesn’t know what to really expect. Sajid Nadiadwala who’s last film Jaan-E-Mann din’t really take the box office by a storm, but the music certainly did. Now with Heyy Babyy next in line, here is what the music’s like.

The title track Heyy Babyy is pepped up with good beats, particularly good for a great dance at the local club. With Neeraj Sridhar, Raman, Pervez Qadir and Loy on the vocals the song amplifies the need for fun in life. The singers do well in making this a sassy track, one that makes for a good sing along.

After the sing along session, the remix gets you going towards the dance floor. Scratches and techno sounds coupled with the original song makes this one a good dance number; party hard.

Following the title track is Dholna crooned by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghosal. This song neither has the breath of freshness nor does it sound any different from the million odd songs that play at someone’s wedding ceremony. One has heard far too many lovey-dovey lyrics and the two singers croon similar stuff in tons of songs, this one is nothing great. The typical duet with the dhol beats is what this song is, remove that remote and press skip.

The remix of Dholna is no different, it’s the same track with a few sensuous uhhs and aahs thrown in and an occasional rap. Little do you want to dance on this one or at the least listen to it.

First when you hear it sounds like something straight out of the film Jaaneman. Then you realize this can’t be it, simply because this track is extremely monotonous. Post that you begin wondering if it’s a spill over from Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, especially due to the dholak. The hitch with the track is that there are too many people crooning it. The poor mike is shared between Salim Shezada, Rehan Khan,Shankar Mahadevan and Sajid Khan, little do you get to hear anyone properly. If that’s not enough, there is just one line that keeps repeating forever, and then it plays in your head after it’s turned off. Be quick to grab that remote before this one starts.

After that entire hullabaloo about the Girl Band crooning for Heyy Babyy, their song finally features in the CD. The tune is similar to the title track, but that’s all you gather besides hearing the occasional ‘Jaaneja’. Its fast gibberish with some good sounds backing it, unless you stress yourself hearing the lyrics you really don’t understand much. It is only the beats and pace that makes this song one that will be played in clubs. At the end of this track you are just tired and nothing else.

Shankar Mahadevan and Loy sing Jane Bhi De, the only prospective hit apart from the film’s title track. A partly pop and Hip Hop number the track has a good musical score and a nice old flavour tune, making it a nice hum and hear. More than the lyrics it is the pace and instruments that draw your attention to the song. That makes it two songs that don’t get the skip treatment.

The composers go all out in making the track sound completely different than the non remixed version. The remix of Jane Bhi De is filled with Hiccups and the staccato beats make it a good hip hop number. This one is great if you enjoy bouncing around the dance floor.

The second you have heard Meri Duniya Tu Hi Re you know it plays a significant role in the film, especially concerning the kid. Rendered by Shaan, Shankar Mahadevan and Sonu Nigam the song is like a fatherly lullaby; even the lyrics flow in a similar fashion, only reinstating the feeling. Its sweet and the sounds of the mobile above an infant’s crib is soothing.

Overall the soundtrack of Heyy Babyy is one you don’t want to venture out to buy. There is no point in buying the music, especially when at half the rate you could catch the movie at a single screen theatre.