The lead refrain of the song and Neeraj Shridhar’s rendition would leave you in no doubt that Character Dheela is a Pritam product. That said, you would find it hard not to tap your feet to the song either, Pritam makes it immensely catchy like every time. Amrita Kak matches up with Neeraj very well. There is even a reference to Munni and Sheila, presumably an effort to cache in on the popularity of last year’s blockbuster item numbers. The remix is as usual a redundant effort. Humko Pyaar Hua follows Pritam’s line of melodies like Teri Ore, and ends up a less attractive affair than those, due mainly to T Series Tulsi Kumar joining KK on the vocals. The remix is almost as good as the original that’s all.
Tulsi sounds better in the next and last Pritam track alongside Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, but the composer gets worse, creating an cliched remix-y mess involving the Musarrat Nazir classic Laung Gawacha. The remix of the remix (!) is an avoidable affair. Enter guest composer Devi Sri Prasad. Devi quite effectively makes up for the absence of Sajid Wajid with his Sallu-ized version of the superhit Telugu song Ringa Ringa (in fact the song needn’t have been changed, it had enough Sallu elements in it). I still prefer the original over Dhinka Chika, but Salman fans should find this to their taste. Mika and Amrita Kak don’t let down on the vocals. For once the remix worked for me.
With two entertaining dance songs, one apiece from Pritam and Devi Sri Prasad, Ready is standard Salman Khan soundtrack, probably even better than the usual Sajid-Wajid. Don’t see a Munni encore happening though.
Music Aloud Rating — 6/10
Recommended Tracks — Character Dheela, Dhinka Chika