Bollywood’s biggest blockbuster of 2018 has been doing wonders at the box office and for the movie buffs’ cinematic delight as well.
With power acting, a stupendous direction and a tremendous house of talent unleashing unprecedented histrionic excellence, the Ranbir Kapoor starrer has been much in the hype even before its release.
Well on its way to smashing all records even when the weekend is long gone now, the Rajkumar Hirani directorial is a true gem in the world of Hindi cinema, combining mainstream content with theatrical basics to arrive at a classic retelling of the life and ‘character’ of Bollywood’s bad boy Sanjay Dutt.
And while the film has been profusely appreciated and the protagonist’s unmatched acting prowess been highly tributed, Sanju delivers even on the musical front with its appropriate exploitation of tune and lyrics to arrive at the perfect juxtaposition of satire and humor with realistic bearings.
One song in particular, Baba Bolta Hain Bas Ho Gaya is a hilarious take on the circulation of rumor aided by news men, citing ‘sources’.
The amusingly accurate lyrics coupled with the peppy beat of the song serves to elaborate the various times Baba (Sanjay Dutt) was portrayed misleadingly.
And while the song itself is catchy and the beat is fine tuned to put your nerves up for a zing, the number might turn out to be even more special with Assamese singer Papon’s energetic crooning of the melody, alongside Ranbir Kapoor and Supriya Pathak.
Papon, in particular, sets the tone just right and you can’t help but deal with the irony that is palpable throughout as the singer takes you along an entertaining ride of reality check, bolstered by the not so subtle humor.
Papon’s voice is so wonderfully suited to the melody this particular song evokes, even when the song lies somewhere between the border line of dialogue and symphony, and drives home the message the lyric was intended to deliver.
Even the video is highly engaging, guaranteed to leave you in splits as you maneuver your way through the labyrinth of ridicule oozing throughout the length of the song.