Baby is Neeraj Pandey’s second outing with Akshay Kumar and his third with Anupam Kher after Special 26 and A Wednesday respectively. It also stars Rana Daggupati (Dum Maaro Dum) and Tapsee Pannu (Chasme Badoor) in pivotal roles.
Arguably, Baby is a film that does not need songs, but a short 4-track album accompanies it all the same. However, it is 4 less then the number of tracks featured in Special 26, which indicates that Pandey does appreciate that his kind of cinema can do without songs.
Baby features compositions from Meet Bros Anjjan (Kick) and MM Kreem (Special 26) with lyrics by Manoj Muntasir.
The album commences with Beparwah, a welcome departure from Meet Bros Anjjan’s earlier offerings. The engaging orchestrations coupled with Apeksha Dandekar’s powerful rendition of Muntair’s aptly penned lyrics make it for a good listen. Unfortunately, the MBA Swag version of the track is unremarkable.
Kreem’s Main Tujhse Pyaar Nahin Karta is a finely arranged track and features stellar orchestration, beautiful lyrics and a flawless rendition from Papon. The female version, Main Tujhse Pyaar Nahin Karti, rendered by Ramya Behara, has a softer disposition but is equally impressive. If you loved Kreem’s tracks in Special 26, you would have a hard time resisting these two numbers.
In between Beparwah and Kreem’s compositions, Baby has more to offer than your average 6 to 8 track Bollywood score. Quality not quantity, that’s Baby!