What happens when the fashion world meets
the underworld? What happens when the ramp
queens of the likes of Padma Lakshmi, Madhu
Sapre, Katrina Kaif with veterans Zeenat Aman
and, hold on, Bo Derek meet macho men like Big
B, Jackie Shroff, Jaaved Jaaferi and BAD MAN
Gulshan Grover? What happens when Kaizad Gustad,
director of whacky Bombay Boys (starring
Nasserruddin Shah), joins hands with producer
Ayesha Shroff and plans to put all this on the
Whoosh !!! BOOM IS BORN !!!
This slick'n' stylised movie about the fashion world and the underworld
has been making the rounds of international
circuit for some time now and soon is about to
be released in India. Music is certainly novel,
at least for the Indian audience as it is mainly
a mix of performances from Indian and
International artistes. Though again, like the
trend is these days, the musical score is mainly
inspired by the movie and at most, may just be a
bit of background pieces in the movie. Though
some of the tracks in the movie are original
sound tracks, the majority are international
tracks, which have been popular in the West for
some years. A few of such tracks are the bhangra
pop tracks that are already worldwide hits and
are popular in the disc culture. More of this
First things first. Boom is meant to be played
at high volume. Such is the intensity of the
songs that they will sound best in a
state-of-art music system.
Well so what do you like?
Bhangra Pop: It's there in abundance.
If you have ever been to a disc in recent times,
you won't have missed 'Mundian To Bach Ke' by
Punjabi MC and 'Nachna Tere Naal' by Jay Sean
and Juggy D. Rocking numbers, they just force
you to put on your dancing shoes and jump on the
floor. Ideal for party mood !! Another smashing
track, which should be extremely popular in just
a few days from now, is 'I See You Baby' by
Groove Armada. It has to be listened to just
once and you know that you are going to play it
more and more. Especially interesting in this
Punjabi-Hindi-English track is the crooning of
'Don't touch me mainu Baby' in a Punjabi accent.
Now this should bring the house down. A very
A Rap and Reggae number: This too is there
'Nuttin Happen', a D'Caro number, is a Rap and
Reggae track that should go well with those who
have grown with the Apache Indian (remember 'Chok
There', a number that thrilled the nation about
10 years back)
A seductive number: Well do not expect 'Raat
Akeli Hai' or 'Aayo Na Paas Aayo' stuff here.
It's different here !!
So what we have is a Sandeep Chowta number,
Seduction Savariya) which is sung by his current
favorite Sonu Kakkar (we all know about her 'Babuji
Zara Dheere Chalo') and Sunitha Parthasarthy.
But instead of being harsh and on-the-face kind,
it is pretty smooth, especially the initial
alaap by Sonu that is simply mesmerizing.
Sunitha impresses with the English part of the
song assigned to her.
A Sufi number: By now you must be thinking
that the album is a mix of everything. Well,
hold on !! there is more to come !!
Zindabad, composed by Talvin Singh and sung by
Ravi Singh is a song about love and is sung in a
'sufiana andaaz'. One of those rare numbers in
the movie, which are purely in Hindi.
Instrumentals: Now this is what we call
complete paisa-vasool !!
As if the bhangra tracks were not enough as the dance tracks, we also have
a few instrumentals that are enough to rock a
late night party. Purely techno and rocking,
tracks like 'Dope the Pope' (composed by Sandeep
Chowta and sung - though just in the background
- by Sukhwindra Singh and Sowmya Roah), Punjabi
5-0 (Dum Dum), Ramp-Age (Sandeep Chowta, Sowmya
Roah), Two Dons and a Bitch (Sandeep Chowta),
It's Safe (D'Caro) and Bhavani Dayani (Jez
Humble) are pretty exciting, though applicable
only when the party is in full swing.
The title track: How can we miss that if
it is a Hindi movie?
Boom, the title track by Talvin Singh, is a
haunting track by Ila Arun that features in two
versions - Basic and the Day Guy remix. A
situational track that should appear as a
background track or when the titles role, it can
qualify as the Indian version of Enigma. A very
slow and disturbingly haunting track, it
showcases the versatility of Ila Arun.
A mandatory song'n'dance number around the
trees and croons of 'Pyaar, Ishq aur Mohabbat'
Well, you must be kidding as in a movie like
Boom, there cannot be a place for such a track
Boom is mainly centered at the hip-hop crowd,
which wants to have some fun at a pub or a disc
and dance to some whacky music. Try playing Boom
at home and your granny may just stare at you
annoyingly. But gift it to a 20 something guy
and he may just say a big THANK U.
It is By, Of and For - - - WHO DARE !!