Bhootnath Returns – Music Review (Bollywood Soundtrack)

Palaash Muchhal (brother of singer Palak Muchhal) composes Party Toh Banti Hai with Meet Bros Anjjan, presumably his debut. Not a great song for debut really, but passable; a lot of it owing to Mika Singh. Wonder why Palaash’s name was not included in the cheesy credits announcement at the start of the remix. The remix doesn’t add any particular value to the original, by the way. I like the way Yo Yo Honey Singh defines Party with the Bhootnath as “after party ke bhi after jo chale yeh woh party hai”. But that and a promising sinister hook aside, the song has nothing worthwhile about it.

Things start looking up slightly with lead composer Ram Sampath’s entry. The short Dharavi Rap is total fun; the boys Parth S Bhalerao and Anish are fab with their attitude-loaded rapping! Har Har Gange isn’t top drawer stuff by the composer’s standards, but just about engages while it lasts. Singer Aman Trikha does a particularly commendable job. Nothing particularly imaginative about the remix. The third song from Ram, Sahib, is the real winner of the soundtrack – a beautifully arranged melody featuring some particularly splendid flute (Ashwin Srinivasan). And a soulful rendition by Rituraj rounds things off perfectly.

A rather off-colour Return for the Bhootnath, at least musically.

Music Aloud Rating: 6.5/10

Top Recos: Sahib, Dharavi Rap

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