Well, much before the fever of Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi would flee, here's one more sensational SRK fever in town. 'Billu Barber' - A flick that delineates Shah Rukh as superstar himself has evoked everyone's spirits. Of course, it's an emotional drama revolving around Irrfan Khan and King Khan has nothing to do more than 45mins on the screen. Fine! His tactics about entertaining his fans are so smart now... cut-in sizzling item numbers with lavish backdrops; rope the chart-topping musician of Bollywood, shake legs with red-hot Deepika, Kareena and Priyanka....Uh-huh! Doubtlessly, this should have got your adrenalines high-shot now, right?
2008 - Pritam and his ravishing tunes with Jannat, Singh is King, Race, Kismat Konnection, Golmaal Returns were continuously blowing on airs and even now. Now starting off this year with biggies on the title cards, Pritam spelling enchanting tunes isn't something to wonder about...
Marjaani - Listen here
The song kick-starts with overture-kind of fast consorting instrumentations and on the next few seconds, it's out and out of 'West Rock - Bhangra Beats' taking on. With Sukwindher Singh and Sunidhi Chauhan on the tracks, it's all about invigorating your spirits. By nature, like 'Dard-E Disco', Sukwindher-SRK combo for 'Marjaani' is already on acme. Furthermore, it's more exciting with 'Balkan Mix' (KK, Akruti Kakkar) and 'Electro Mix'. They're gonna twirl your legs on disco floors.
Love Mera Hit Hit - Listen here
'Hit-hit' 'kit-pit', 'Fit-Fit' - Here goes the mantra for song's success and raise your applause for lyricist Ashiesh Pandit. These rhyming-words grabs your senses making you sing along from the first time itself. And what else does a song need more than this? Neeraj Sridhar and Tulsi Kumar churn it out more stylish on their voices. Getting to watch Farah Khan choreographing SRK-Deepika is sure to refresh those bounded with nostalgias of OSO. Versions of 'Remix' and 'House-Mix' have its own style spelled...
You Get Me Rockin & Reeling - Listen here
Neeraj's yet more hit with Pritam and they 'Get us Rocking and Reeling'. Sounds quite clichéd of Pritam's earlier compositions... with '5-noted mandolin pieces' in a row throughout, the melodious song swings with patterned-rhythm. Simple-yet-catchy lyrics and perfectly-designed vocalisms bring on the spotlights. With promos soon to be aired, the song is gotta surmount our expectations.
Kudhaya Khair - Listen here
'Heed and fall in love with it'. A mesmerizing melody with splendiferous preludes, mild beats and crème de la crème singers Soham-Akruti-Monali gifts us with a lovable song. Again, Gulzar's lyrics have the best merits fetched. Perhaps, the picturing on screens would pitch the song with a more enriched caliber.
Ae Aa O - Listen here
An exceptional genre in the entire album with 4/4 rock swayed on the tunes. Naturally, the high-tempos doesn't get you high-spirited feel of up-and-down. Patently, remix version does brim with similar scenarios as the lines 'Ae Aa O' captures our attentions. KK dazzling husky voice spotlights both the versions.
Jaoon Kahari -Listen here
thusly, there goes another elision in this musical album. Simple-patterned percussive rhythms and lots of stringed instruments add-on to the emotional touch. Looks like, the song is about a man's inner deplorable outbursts and if our guesses right; the song has visualizations of various encounters with montage-style.
Lots of fun and frolic are expected here on the screens... It's a song where the entire village sings appraisals of 'Billu Barber - The Protagonist'. The folk song would be a real colorful treat to your eyes when Priyadarshan is behind lens. Overall, the song wouldn't be such a ducky one for listeners like other numbers listed.
As a whole, 'Billu Barber' has overblown musical score by Pritam where all the songs are sure to fetch tremendous merits. Unlike Pritam's previous endeavors, this one goes completely strides on contrastive grounds trenchantly. With a month ahead to film's release, the songs are already topping and with continuous promos on air, they're certainly to rock more...
Verdict: Fall in love with this...
Rating: *** ½