I was all set for people to get angry with me for my Hindi Film 101 on class and Kangana, and nothing. And not really any comments on my Super Deluxe review either (if someone wants to link back to it from the Bardwaj review page as an example of a review that is critical of the film, that would be great). Anyway, when the comments drop down, so does my ability to think abstractly and intelligently and I end up putting up stupid posts like this in an attempt to get a response from the void.
Ready for a stupid question that hopefully we will have fun talking about? What is your favorite/the best soundtrack album as a whole? We all have one or two songs that are our favorites, but what is an album where the whole thing is good, and matches perfectly with the film.
For years my answer to this was Rang De Basanti. Songs in multiple genres that all felt like a cohesive whole, and each one a classic. Whether it was the melodic love song of “Tu Bin Bataye” or the rousing Bhangra of the title song.
But Gully Boy is presenting a real challenge to the Rang De dominance for me! More songs, in more genres, that still feel like they are all telling the same story. I may have to make it a tie.
And then the southern movies have opened my eyes to a whole new world of soundtracks! Maybe the best one in India isn’t from the north at all, maybe it is Kondukondein Kondukondein in Tamil!
I don’t know, what do you think?