- Audio CD (July 3, 2010)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Soundtrack
- Label: T-Series
- ASIN: B003UABJA2
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #530,464 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
Once Upon A Time in Mumbai (New Hindi Film Soundtrack / Bollywood Movie Songs / Indian Cinema Music CD)
Composer Pritam Chakraborty usually generates interest with his new albums and he has succeeded in doing so with his latest offering, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai . The music of this crime thriller has its moments and most of the songs are hummable.The album boasts of nine tracks.
Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai throws a surprise, a mighty pleasant one at that. There is no average song in the album as all range from good to very good. Also, there are definite chartbusters like 'Pee Loon Hoto Ki Sargam', 'I Am In Love' and 'Baburao' (if the movie runs, there won't be any stopping this one). In addition, 'Tum Jo Aaye' and 'Parda' add further value to the film's music, hence making it a complete album. Once the initial inhibition about the album offering only gangster score settles down and the fact emerges that there are quite a few love songs on the offing as well, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai should enjoy a long innings ahead. --platform47.com
Overall, Pritam has tried to give something new in Once Upon A Time In Mumbai album. Music of the album is inspired by old Bollywood songs. Pritam has scored some best soundtracks in this album also. Once Upon A Time In Mumbai is one of the best albums of Pritam. --platform47.com
2. Tum Jo Aaye (Rahat Fateh Ali Khan & Tulsi Kumar)
3. I Am In Love (Karthik)
4. Parda (Sunidhi Chauhan & Rana Mazumder)
5. Babu Rao (Mika)
6. Tum Jo Aaye (Reprise) (Rahat Fateh Ali Khan)<Br.7. I Am In Love (K. K. & Domnique)
8. Pee Loon (Remix) (Mohit Chauhan)
9. I Am In Love (Dance) (k. K. & Domnique)
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Ajay Devgan is Sultan Mirza a gangster with a kind heart. While he rules the city, he refuses to involve himself in anything that will destroy its people such as dealing in drugs. One day he is asked by a policeman to take his wayward son under his wings and teach him responsibility and work. This youth is Shoaib ( Emraan Hashmi ), this will turn out to be the biggest mistake of Sultan's life.
The films narration is in flashback and is told from the viewpoint of ACP Agnel Wilson played by Randeep Hooda and has enough promise to hold our interest in the first half of the film. I loved his meetings and pursuit of Kangana Ranaut who plays a actress ( Rehana)
The film belongs to Ajay Devgan, who essays the role of Sultan Mirza with aplomb. He acts and breathes life in this act. Emraan Hashmi, while not matching Devgan's acting comes close. Although the film has a disclaimer that it is not based on the lives of Mastan. The incidents are indeed taken from the pages of both Dawood and Mastan's lives with which most of us are anecdotally familiar with. The leading ladies also act well. I liked Kangana and her act as an actress. Prachi Desai as Mumtaz made an impact as the lady who is love with a brute.
The film succeed to a certain length in recreating Mumbai of the 70's and the 80's but then most of the scenes are shot in South Bombay where architecturally nothing has changed much. The dialogue writing is superb and witty. Congratulations to Rajat Arora for such sharp writing.
The music was good and I will certainly buy the CD for the music. The weakness was in the end which is abrupt and did not give resolution to the fates of the many characters. Ultimately Milan Luthria delivers for creating a mountain out of a molehill, an ordinary story told almost extraordinarily. I recommend it 4 stars 7/30/10