Music Director: Sajid-Wajid
Label: T series
Price: Rs 175
The Sajid-Wajid, Salman Khan combination created magic in Dabangg and hence expectations were high this time around too. Well, the music of Dabangg 2 is too formulaic and tries the same things that went into the making of Dabangg’s soundtrack. That said it’s massy and earthy and rooted in the ’80s, so there would be takers for it. Don’t look for another Tere mast mast do nain or Munni badnam hui and you won’t be disappointed.
The opener, Dagabaaz re sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Shreya Ghoshal reminds you faintly of Aaye ho meri zindagi mein tum bahar bankar composed by Nadeem-Shravan for Raja Hindustani (1996). Rahat sings in his inimitable style and the song sounds like it’s a follow up to Tere mast mast do nain. There, it was about love at first sight and the sparks could be felt in the song too. Here, the relationship has mellowed and the song mirrors that. It’s a slow burner and Rahat’s and Shreya’s superb rendition doesn’t let your interest fizzle. We only wish Sajid-Wajid had done something to surprise us instead of following the same template.
Wajid, Shreya Ghosal and Munni fame Mamta Sharma feature in Pandeyjee seeti. It sounds like an amalgamation of Chalat musafir moh liyo re from Teesri Kasam (1966) with a bit of Dhol bajne laga from Virasat (1997). But one can imagine Salman strutting his stuff in the song and this quality, ingrained in this fun number saves it from mediocrity. Bhai’s fans are going to go crazy over this for sure.
Fevicol se picturised on Kareena Kapoor is Dabangg 2’s Munni. The lyrics are way raunchier than the former though the tune is hugely inspired from the popular qawalli Jhoom barabar jhoom sharabi. One can say its Sajid-Wajid’s homage to the cult classic. Nevertheless, it’s a catchy song and bound to become popular.Chori kiya re jiya was the slow romantic number from the first film and Saanson ne is the parallel in the sequel. Sonu Niigaam reprises his role but this time it’s Tulsi Kumar and not Shreya Ghoshal who keep him company. At the risk of sounding like a stuck record, we wish the composer duo would have done something different and not followed the damned pattern.
Sukhwinder Singh comes back to sing Dabangg reloaded and even the singer’s robust voice can’t help shake off the feeling of déjà vu. At this point we want to physically shake-up the music directors for well, sticking so close to the original compositions. The rest comprises of Pandeyjee, Fevicol and Dabangg reloaded remixes, which are neither here nor there. They were probably aimed at the disco crowd but don’t really gel.
In a bid to assure that the film becomes a hit, the composers have done injustice to their music. If only they were more Dabangg.
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