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
making of this album. Not unfairly, expectations ride high!
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Dil Ko Thaam Lo', 'Hai Yeh Maya', 'Don Waltz'