Music Review: Don 2

Let's evaluate what Don-2 offers in music, given the hugely successful trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy join hands with Javed Akhtar for the making of this album.

Monday, November 28, 2011   |  Copyright: BollyCurry  |  Comments 16 Comments  |  4966 Views




After Shahrukh Khan's success with Don - The Chase Begins, news of a sequel in the pipeline had created much buzz, and continues to as we fast approach the date of its release this Christmas. In the meantime, let's evaluate what Don-2 offers in music, given the hugely successful trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy join hands with Javed Akhtar for the making of this album. Not unfairly, expectations ride high!

The album starts out with Shahrukh Khan's bone chilling introductory monologue, marking the official return of Don. While it's not exactly that exceptional something, the thrilling music in the background does fit the theme and tone.
 
The actual album starts with 'Zaraa Dil Ko Thaam Lo' which makes an interesting listening. In curious ways, it may as well be perceived a sequel to the previous blockbuster's 'Aaj Ki Raat'. Anusha Mani's sensuous voice is a perfect fit, and Vishal Dadlani accompanying her in the undertones adds to the enigma of it in general. Overall, this is not the song you want to skip.
 
Next in album is 'Hai Yeh Maya', where the deep vocals of Usha Uthup are yet again a perfect choice. She brings out a chilling effect in the intriguing lyrics, and the haunting reaction evoked tends to linger even after the song.
 
'Hai Yeh Maya' also has a remix version by DJ Shane Mendonsa. A rare track in its genre, this remix turns out to be worth listening because of how it stays with the outlines of the original version.

For 'Dushman Mera', the next track in the album, Sunita Sarathy and Shankar Mahadevan lend their vocals to bring out an essence greatly reminiscent of the 70's ' especially Sunita. However, in overall impact, this is among the lesser impressing offers of the album.
 
The cannot be missed trademark of Don concept and series, 'Mujhko Pehchaanlo' makes its appearance next, in KK's voice. The thrill from its previous time subsists, and KK does well modulating his voice with the composition.
 
'Mujhko Pehchaanlo'also has a remix version, albeit one that disappoints. The beats in the score diminish the impact of the track itself, and looped lyrics start to get annoying after a while.
 
Next in the album is the instrumental, titled 'Don Waltz', which makes for an interesting and beautiful melody to listen to. As the title insinuates, the composition is designed for waltz, with distinct jazz attributes. Listening to the instrumental keeps you speculating about the sequence it maybe pictured on in the movie itself.
 
The last song in the album, also an instrumental, turns out to be a contrasting bone chilling tune. Titled 'The King Is Back', this one too can't but keep you guessing about its filming in the movie itself.
 
Overall, the music for Don 2 turns out to just above average. Somewhere, the lack of variety in theme and composition takes a toll for the worse, seeming too routine and not living up to the hype entirely. Yet, one must but listen for some specific tracks.
 
BollyCurry's Favorite: 'Zaara Dil Ko Thaam Lo', 'Hai Yeh Maya', 'Don Waltz'
BollyCurry's Rating: 3/5

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  • Posted on: 30 November 2011 at 7:26amgmsRk

    ALL THE BEST FOR DON 2 SRK!!!!!

  • Posted on: 29 November 2011 at 10:28pmWingsOfHeart

    nice song...and movie gonna supper dupper hit..

  • Posted on: 29 November 2011 at 8:45pmSRKTima

    OMG the songs for this film are AWESOME!!! Can't wait to see the film!! Am eagerly waiting for another promo!

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  • Posted on: 29 November 2011 at 1:39pmDiivi

    SRK aur PC hai toh aur kuch nahi chahiye..:)
    Don2 is gonna rock!!..All d best..

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    Shaily., WingsOfHeart
  • Posted on: 29 November 2011 at 10:09amsadffi

    All the best to movie:)All The Very Best To
    Don-2 :)

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    WingsOfHeart

  • Posted on: 29 November 2011 at 8:31amSunpra

    ek bhi song acha nahi hai...don 2 flop hoga sahad...

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  • Posted on: 29 November 2011 at 6:50amKhotaSikaShreya

    I listened to the music and I agree. Some of the music is just below average, but overall it is pretty good.

  • Posted on: 29 November 2011 at 6:23amshivani003

    The music is very much below my expectations. Its quite forgettable. Still really looking forward to the movie. Loving the promos.

  • Posted on: 29 November 2011 at 3:27am-rajsua-

    love u shah

    though i am not linking the music bt i am eagerly waiting for the movie

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    sonisaim, angel97, WingsOfHeart
  • Posted on: 29 November 2011 at 3:03amcrystalalena

    love you shahrukh.all the best for your movie.

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