Dabangg 2: Music Review [Sajid-Wajid]

Dabangg 2 seems to be beginning where Dabangg ended. Don’t know how much of Abhinav Kashyap’s magic is going to be there with Arbaaz, but at least music seems to tell you very clearly that it’s nothing other than Dabangg 2.

Dagabaaz re, the first song of the album is almost an extension of Tere mast mast do nain, though doesn’t go that high on notes. However, the combination of Salman, Sajid-Wajid and Rahat, and even Shreya, keeps things a lot in Dabangg mood. Lyrics are simple, nice, and in the mood with the music. It’s not mast-mast do nain, but the song is an okay sequel to the superhit track.

Ek Tha Tiger Music Review (Sohail Sen, Sajid-Wajid)

Should I start with Mashallah? Well, I think there is enough said about the song, and then everyone seems to have heard it, so let’s just say the song is probably going to be the weaker part of the album. Or maybe I can say the weakest, if Salman Bhai’s fans allow me to. Not because he’s wrong anywhere, cuz Sajid-Wajid HAVE given some good songs for him. How can I ever forget the small preview of Tere Mast Mast Do Nain I heard at IIFA. That number within seconds told us what a hit it was going to be. But then, this time they seem to have got it wrong. Not too wrong, but not as right as it has been earlier.

And I wrote again so much about that song. OK, leave that one. Let’s see others.

Sohail Sen’s part of the album begins with a KK song and the duo seem to maintain the rapport shared in their last album, Mere Brother ki Dulhan. KK here again plays the fast track, and sings a full fledged commercial number for Salman, this time with Shreya Ghoshal Palak Muchchal. The song, though not extraordinary as such, has a nice melody and the ‘main laapata‘ part is catchy as well. So be ready to hear many fans singing this one, and in due time, some non-fans too.

The next song of the album, Banjaara, is sung by Sukhwinder Singh. And will definitely be pictured on Salman Khan. That actually tells you a lot about the song. Let me spell it out a little more clearly. The song is full of energy, so much so that without even watching it, one can see Salman Khan dancing to the tune with full energy. This one is a hit.

Teri Meri Meri Teri Prem Kahani hai Naadan Parindey. Saiyyara Main Saiyaara. OK leave the name. Let’s just say there is a sad song sung by Mohit Chauhan for Salman Khan. Can there be a thing deadlier than this as of today? OK I may again be overselling it, but I would at least say that Saiyaara is the best song of the album. The song has a superb melody, touching lyrics, the singers are superb, be it Mohit or Tarannum Malik, and so is the singing. The orchestration is simple and beautiful. One cannot doubt about the presence of Salman Khan in the song. Basically there isn’t a thing that would leave me in doubt about the song, it just is going to be one of the best this year. The only minor hitch is that the lyrics of the song make me feel that the movie ‘may’ have a sad ending. Hope that isn’t the case. I want the Tiger to remain there.

And yeah, the Tiger Theme is something you have already heard a lot since the very first teaser trailer, most of it. So that one already makes a fan nostalgic, which is a little strange, but quite positive for the movie. Other than the heard part too, the theme has quite some shades and should work perfectly in the background, and once you have seen the movie, on the CD too.

So clearly, this Tiger is going to rock. As per the rumors, Salman may not be too happy about Sohail doing the score for the movie, but the result has come out really well, and Sajid-Wajid’s song turns out the not-so-good piece of the album. As for Sohail’s part, I’d just say, Mashallah.

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Mashallah (Ek Tha Tiger): Music Review (Sajid-Wajid)

You might call me mad for this, but the first three-four seconds into the song felt a little like Sneha Khanwalkar singing Bhaiya Bhaiya from Jiya ho Bihar ke lala to me. From then on though, the song was a different thing, with all Turkish-Arabic style patterned arrangements on an okay composition by Sajid-Wajid.

To tell the truth, I had been expecting something better, something maybe of the level of Tere Mast Mast Do Nain, but then the news that Wajid himself would be singing the song had its own problems. However, the result was just an okay one. The composition is good in some places, mostly where Shreya is singing (like tu mila mili mujhe khudai), but does not retain the quality througout.

The second best part is my ringtone, i.e. the prelude of the song that appeared in the theatrical as well.

One more positive aspect in the mediocre song is Wajid’s singing. No, he hasn’t suddenly become KK or Sonu Nigam, but he sounds better than almost all his previous attempts, e.g. Dabangg title song where he was supposed to sing just ‘hud hud dabang dabang dabang dabang’ and he sang that too as daBHang daBHang instead.

I have my own doubts about singing as Mashallah what I thought to be Masha Allah or Masha’Allah, but I am sure that Dabang is Dabang only and is not rendered as DaBHang in any dialect.

Other than all that, just to state the obvious, Shreya Ghoshal is one of the best things to have happened to the song. She’s the one who is singing it beautifully, like always.

Bodyguard: Music Review (Himesh Reshammiya, Pritam)

In Bodyguard title song, Salman tries to get a Dhinka chika done by Himesh and of course, success doesn’t come, not properly at least. But then the song can do well as a ‘title’ song, making a good background for the movie, and trailers.

Mika’s Desi beat is a nice try at a dance number, and the song should do fine, but again, Himesh doesn’t do any magic here, leaving me a bit disappointed.

What beats everything though, is Pritam’s I love you, sung by Ash King with Clinton Cerejo. Ash is not the best when it comes to diction and things like ‘main’ becoming almost ‘mein’ are common, but still his version sounds better than Shaan’s Unplugged. Typical of Pritam but lovely.

The next, Rahat and Shreya’s Teri meri meri teri prem kahani is a song with a complex, but lovely melody. The Himesh Reshammiya composition might take some time to grow on one, but sounds lovely nonetheless. In that context it reminds me of Anjaana Anjaani title track (by Vishal n Shilpa) though there is hardly any similarilty between the two. The unplugged version of the song is a little more interesting, though it doesn’t really seem necessary with the actual song quite easy on ears already. Nice sung by Rahat.

Overall, Bodyguard is not as good as I had expected, especially from Himesh. Though Pritam tries to make things better. And does that.

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Tees Maar Khan: Music Review

Tees Maar Khan comes as a relief. The relied that Vishal-Shekhar finally create something that is not the same as I Hate Love Storys and Break ke Baad. As for what it IS, the music comes as some Masala music for the masala film Tees Maar Khan is going to be.

The album starts with a very Characteristic title song that very much identifies itself with the movie, as the movie is supposed to be on a person who steals money from biggies, something similar happens with the song, which copies music from here and there and just puts it here. Quite a bogus thing from Shirish Kunder, where the only thing worth knowing is that Sonu Nigam is all the voices in the song.

Now, Vishal-Shekhar come into the picture, or Sound, to be more precise. The first song is Sheila ki Jawani, sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and supported by Vishal Dadlani. Now the song is not a typical item number with all desi moves as the title may suggest, but it’s an item number with a fake-spohisticated touch, but sounds fine as the fakeness is deliberate. The good thing is that Vishal-Shekhar know what they are doing. Vishal sounds good in his few lines. Okay as of now, should be very likeable in the video.

Wallah re Wallah, which also features Saregemapa’s Kamal Khan among its many singers, is a highlight of the album. A qawwali with some okay lyrics and well-made music is worth listening to. In fact for keeping the qawwali sound good even with all those added beats should have been something not really easy for the composers. Good work there. Makes for a good listen and I guess would make a perfect thing with a jazzy video showing Salman Khan. The wallah wallah part can prove addictive while the rest of the song goes good on melody. Expect the song to be a rage if the video comes out good. Should be.

Badey Dilwala, the next, is a Dabangg Omkara thing with an added comic mood, trying to make things sound a bit different from the two songs and kind of succeeding. But then Sukhwinder Singh singing the song again makes you think about Dabangg and Omkara, can’t help it. Sukhwinder though sounds more like in a Dil-haara form. Some very interesting lyrics add to the interest and popularity quotients of the song.

The fifth n last song of the album, fourth by V-S, is Happy Ending, a song with some beautiful chorus and some lovely plus slightly comic lyrics. The best part of the lyrics is the honesty of them and Vishal-Shekhar somehow are really good at sounding honest, right from the time they created Tu Ashiqui Hai, not comparing the two songs at all, at the same time. The song starts with something that gives you a feel you’re going to get a ‘chaand taare tod laaun (Yes Boss)’ and then moves on to get you something more comic than what you probably, still not disappointing. Also, with Prajakta Shukre, Harshit Saxena, Abhijeet Sawant and Debojit singing the song, I somehow got an Indian Idol feel in the song, but I cannot say if that was just a figment of my own imagination. O yeah, I know Harshit was in VoI, but then majority counts. 🙂

Overall Tees Maar Khan is not a musical thing to be precise, but then the music is fine and very much in sync with the movie that Tees Maar Khan is expected to be. What you might miss in this one after Om Shanti Om is just a Ajab si ajab si adaayein. Jag Soona Soona Laage was not meant to be a part of Tees Maar Khan anyway I guess.

As of now, what I loved the most, a bit surprisingly for myself, is ‘Happy Ending.’

Let Down: Tees Maar Khan title. I think the title theme should have been given to V-S. They can prove pretty good at such things. Doesn’t the Golmaal theme say so?

Dabangged.

Yesterday when I heard from the counter boy at nearby Fame, I was angry and disheartened, as I knew there weren’t very good chances of getting a ticket. I wasn’t very wrong as I saw Marathahalli’s Innovative multiplex getting four of its five shows filled within half an hour while I was looking for company. Finally, I got Twitter buddy Arun and we went to Rex.

Anyway, as I started watching the movie, I was not as thrilled as I had been to watch the movie. During the first half, there were a lot of comic scenes, some of them much better than Rohit Shetty’s movies (by Rohit Shetty movies I mean popular, full-fledged comedies of present day), and there were quite some fight scenes, but it seemed that there was not much story, not in the foreground at least.

But as the movie proceeded, I could see something like a story coming up while I was thoroughly enjoying what was there on screen even with less story, be it Salman Khan’s Rajni-ish fights or his family-dramedy with Dimple Kapadia, Vinod Khanna and Arbaaz.

Still, in the second half there is some story and somehow I felt that whatever I was watching yet was part of that story too as I see Salman-Vinod’s relationship turning into more than just comedy and his childhood rivalry with Arbaaz becoming something to find a ‘Vibheeshan’ for the local politicians. By the time Anupam Kher enters the story, you actually feel there’s a movie going on, and not just a collection of ‘best of Salman Khan’ scenes. But the phase doesn’t last forever, at least not in the same intensity. Even then, by the climax you have some story behind those wonderfully choreographed and animated fights, enough to enjoy the fights. The last 30-45 minutes of the movie definitely make the best part of Dabangg.

Salman has no doubt played the character of Chulbul Pandey perfectly, and even the surroundings are quite well designed. Though there is logic missing at various points in the movie, it’s slight and the movie could be top-notch if only we had a better story. Talking of others, Sonakshi looks quite good in her role but her screen presence is less than what I had expected. Sonu Sood gets much more time on screen than her even though he looks more of a body builder than actor. Dimple is good though Vinod Khanna doesn’t get a lot to do. Anupam Kher is definitely fine in his small role while Mahesh Manjrekar is interesting, and it took me some time to recognize him. Arbaaz is a bit of let-down though while his ‘munni’ makes people dance to her tune.

Fights are good but at times you know they are animated. Songs are a bit too much, though enjoyable. But above them, dialogs of the movie is something that makes you enjoy the movie throughout.

In short, with some more story, Dabangg could be worth archiving, though in its present form, it’s nothing less than enjoyable. And if I’m allowed to use words of other reviewers, I would like to agree with Anupama Chopra where she says she’d be happy to see more of Chulbul Pandey and with a better script.

I really want more of this Salman. Dabangg ho!

Music Review: Dabannggg!!!!

The album starts with a wonderful Tere mast mast do nain sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Shreya Ghoshal. As Rahat sings the yet another beuatiful tune composed by Sajid-Wajid, it’s clear the composer duo can do better than their usual, and that Veer was not a fluke.

Munni Badnaam hui Darling tere liye is the item number of the album. The most interesting part of the song besides its addictive music is the singing done by Mamta Sharma and Aishwarya. This one is certainly going to rock small town/suburban areas.

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Tere Mast Mast do nain

With Salman Khan’s Dabangg, Sajid Wajid are back, and after the success of Veer’s music, this time they come up with one more song with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, and this one is called Tere Mast Do Nain. The song is a romantic, melody, with a slight ghazal-ish mode and some beats that are going to stick in your head, and to your tongue.

taakte rehte tujhko saanjh savere,
naino mein basiyaan jaise nain ye tere,
naino mein basiyaan jaise nain ye tere,
tere mast mast do nain,
mere dil ka le gaye chain,
mere dil ka le gaye chain,
tere mast mast do nain..

Dabangg: Tracklist

Salman Khan’s Dabangg is again composed by Sajid-Wajid and this time they are back with a big league of singers comprising of Sukhwinder Singh, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal. Here is the song list of the movie. As per reports and common sense both, Tere Mast do nain is the one to watch out for.

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Dabangg. Salman Khan. Pure.

As I watched the trailer of Salman Khan’s Dabangg, I was just loving it and cursing the producers why they released the trailer so early. Well, I’m in love with the trailer now and want to watch it. Anyone in doubt?

OK. If you are in doubt, here is the reason. For Salman Khan, there are two key areas: Fights and Comedy. And as I saw the trailer, I was sure I was going to plenty of both in the film, whatever be the story. My guess is, I can watch Dabangg to simply have a good time. Watch the trailer and decide for yourself.

Still in doubt after watching Inspector Chulbul Pandey? I guess not. 😛

Salman Khan Joins Twitter too, as BeingSalmanKhan

So finally Sallu bhai aka Salman Khan joins the Twitter, something that looked almost impossible. In his first tweet, Salman says he joined the website on Arbaaz’s recommendation. In his first two tweets, Salman looks to be in his typical touch and doesn’t try and talk a more mature language or something.

You can follow salman at his twitter account from this link.

Prem kaa Game: music review

Raju Singh’s music means mostly catchy tunes, and Prem kaa game is no exception. This time he comes up with some big names like Sonu, Sunidhi, Shreya, Javed Ali and even Vishal Dadlani. The result is nothing great but he manages to make an average album. Here is a review.
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Movie Review: Veer: It’s Salmanism

No. This is not a so-called ‘critical’ opinion on the movie. Nor is it a bashing of the Salman’s Veer, so in case all you’re looking for is bashing and thrashing of the movie, switch over to other critics, there are many who have done that.

Of course, I had read so many reviews before I saw the movie and that was one of the reasons I saw the movie pretty late. But once I entered the theater, there wasn’t one time I felt I shouldn’t have come.

I know Veer is not the so-called sophisticated movie with right facts and logical script/screenplay. But if you are a Salman Khan fan and ready to join the madness which can be called Salmanism, you ARE going to enjoy the movie. After all, Veer still accommodates more mind than, with all due respect, Rajnikant movies do. 😉
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