After the resounding success of the music in Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai
expectations have been high for the soundtrack of the sequel to be
equally as stunning, or to surpass the first. And with Akshay Kumar
and Imran Khan
at the helm of the film, BollyCurry does
expect the music to be memorable, as their previous movies have been. Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbaai Dobaara!
boasts four tracks, with music by the ever soulful Pritam and lyrics by the talented Rajat Aroraa.
The first song 'Ye Tune Kya Kiya' is a classic traditional qawali adorned with lovely Hindustani accompaniment. The use of the sitar, harmonium and tabla adds
a charming quality to the song. Javed Bashir's raw, earthy vocals are a
delight to the senses, and the simple yet poetic lyrics create what is
sure to be another chart buster for Pritam.
The famous 'Tayyab Ali'
by Manmohan Desai from Amar Akbar Anthony
is made over in the film by Anupam Amod, and while this remix suits
baby-faced Imran Khan
, with vocals by Javed Ali, it might be a hit and
miss with the masses who remember the original. However, since the
teaser for this fun number was released, it has been generating
excitement, and this one is a song for the youngsters, with it's
humorous mix of Hinglish lyrics.
lends her vocals for the item number 'Tu Hi Khwashish'
. Naturally retro in the mood of the 70s-80s setting of the film, this racy number takes inspiration from the title track of Shaan
. Rhythmic and tantalizing, BollyCurry is sure this number, essayed by Sophie Choudry
, on screen will have hearts racing.
The last song is a sweet love ballad sung by Javed Ali with supporting vocals by Sahir Ali Bagga. 'Chugliyaan' has a semi-classical tone, with a little bit of qawwali thrown
in, and while on any other album it would be considered good,
considering the tracks we have been given from Pritam before, we did
expect a lot more. The catchy Punjabi chorus saves the song from
All in all, BollyCurry is a little
disappointed by the tracks. One expects so much more from the makers who
gave us 'Pee Loon'. However, we do see 'Ye Tune Kya Kiya' and possibly 'Tu Hi Khwashish' on charts in the near future.
What did you think about the music of OUATIM Dobaara? Which song will you be playing on repeat?
Author: Aradhna K.
Editor(s): Aanchal V. & Hershi J.
Graphics: Saraa K.