Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Bluffmaster!

The cumulative effect of the soundtrack is akin to that of an anthology-- can't say I'm overwhelmed, but I suspect it'll work well in the film.  Bluffmaster does feature two rather addictive tracks, Say na Say na and boro boro/bure bure (the latter featuring mostly Persian lyrics).  The film (slated for a December release)appears to feature another in a series of Abhishek Bachchan roles that pay winking homage to The Father, and it's nice to see that Sameeruddin's Do aur Do Paanch remix does not lag behind on the fun, which Abhishek kicks off with "Is dhande mein main tumhara baap hoon"... right before the song-- originally picturized on his father-- begins...


With director Rohan Sippy claiming that Bombay is one of the film's major characters (a welcome relief-- as was also true of the bhaiyya-soaked and utterly irresistible Bunty aur Babli earlier this year-- after scores of addled films shot everywhere but in India, and often to staggeringly pointless effect at that), perhaps, as Satyam says, there is hope for Bollywood after all...

2 comments:

Satyam said...

I agree on the 'anthology' point you make. I think that Rohan Sippy's real challenge will be using a lot of the music effectively in the film. The major numbers here should not be a problem in terms of funky picturisation (Sabse Bada Rupaiya and Say Na as well as the music video of Right Here Right Now would seem to indicate this). However I hope that some of the other tracks are not wasted. The instrumental done around Sar se sarke comes to mind. Then there's the do aur do panch track. The Gateway theme will presumably have its 'moment. The reason I stress on this point is that if the music on the album is used effectively in the film I think that this will go towards making one of the more interesting background scores in Hindi cinema. Recently we had BnB where in the second half there was this wonderful bit of retro music every time Bachchan Sr appeared. Good background music is relatively scarce in Hindi cinema. One of the movies I most like from the 70s, Don, had a great score in this regard. And this is yet another reminder as to why the remake with SRK is going to be a travesty. Really there is nothing to 'better' here!

Anonymous said...

hi satyam .. good to hear somany people actually do think about the score of the film nowa days

the point u made is very valid and believe me with rohan's sensibilaties.. he is more of a musician than a director(not tryin to offend his directional skills !)
i worked on the score of bluffmaster.. and the way rohan guided it was totally appropriate.. wuz just browsing so i came across ur post .. regards sameer