When Pritam composes for YRF, things somehow don’t happen to be his best. At least for past sometime, with an exception of New York to some extent. Dil Bole Hadippa went bad, and Badmaash Company doesn’t look too good, though the soundtrack of Badmaash Company is good enough to hear for some time. Here is a review.
Badmaash Company starts with a fast and likeable for a few days/weeks Ayashi. KK sings the song well and it may stick to your tongue after a few listens.
The second song is Mohit Chauhan’s Jingle Jingle which is not so great on its lyrics but the music of the song is good, with some typical Mohit Chauhan parts, some catchy chorus and some rap. Overall, a likeable number again.
Chaska, sung by Krishna, comes next in the album. The song is kinda catchy again and can be used well as a dance number. Krishna sings in quite an open voice in the song and finds himself quite at ease with the Punjabi style song. Not bad.
Faqeera, sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, is again, surprisingly, a fast paced song; not so typical of Rahat. Pritam looks like in a mood to experiment a bit as you find Rahat singing some wonderful alaap in the racy-rocky song. Worth listening to, though I am not very positive about the shelf-life of the song.
Badmaash Company, the title song of the movie is sung by Benny Dayal, which starts well and has some tongue sticking parts too, but gets boring after sometime. The song reminds me of of Pocket mein Rocket, probably because of Benny and similar type but I’d say pocket mein rocket was better than Badmaash Company.
The album also has two remixes like most Yashraj albums, but nothing special in them.
Overall, Badmaash Company is good if you talk about short term but doesn’t offer much for longer run. Almost all the songs of the album are average to above average and neither sounds bad though Pritam doesn’t give anything close to APKGK/LAK for now.