In 1997, a heart-warming tale of two children became the first Iranian film to be nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film category. The film was Majid Majidi’s much acclaimed Children Of Heaven, and though it lost out to Roberto Benigni’s Life Is Beautiful, this Persian film went on to win millions of hearts around the world. Now, popular Bollywood director Priyadarshan has bravely decided to adapt this masterpiece to Indian audiences as Bumm Bumm Bole.
The music of Bumm Bumm Bole is credited to three different composers, so one is hopeful of a few melodious tunes in this album. Adnan Sami’s son Azaan Sami makes his debut as a composer with the title track Bumm bumm bole. Shaan renders this feel-good number in his usual cheerful style. And though the tune is engaging as long as it lasts, it’s not particularly striking. Sami Junior doesn’t quite impress as a musician.
The next song, composed by Tapas Relia, attempts to be a motivational track. But this cluttered composition will have you reaching for the fast-forward button within the first few minutes. Written by Satish Mutatkar and sung by Rishikesh Kamerkar, Rajiv Sundaresan, Kshitij Wagh and Kirti Sagathia, Aashaon ke pankh disappoints big time.
Relia’s second song, on the other hand, Rang de, makes for easy listening. The singers (Clinton Cerejo, Kirti Sagathia and Shasha Tirupathi) complement each other nicely in this soft, layered number. Average fare.
Mann ki aasha, composed by singer M G Sreekumar, is perhaps the most interesting composition here and that’s largely because of lead singer Malini Awasthi’s earthy vocals. Sameer’s lyrics are uplifting and blend well with the folksy tune. Unlike the soundtrack of Darsheel Safary’s debut film Taare Zameen Par, the music of his second outing Bumm Bumm Bole is a drag.