Golmaal 3 – Music Review

Listen to the soundtrack here.

Pritam manages to better his job from Golmaal 2 as regards the title track, but it is still no match for Vishal-Shekhar’s original. Adding to the contrast is the fact that the song starts with a piece from the original title. KK and Monali render this one. Remix matches up with the original in a reasonable manner. Apna Har Din is intended as a pep-up sort of song, and the lyrics and singing by Shaan and Anushka are pretty much aligned in that direction. But a middling arrangement drowns out everything else and it ends up an uninspiring song that may not survive a couple of listens. Same goes for the remix.
The ambient orchestration of Ale reminded me of Vangelis’ anthem for FIFA 2002. That said, the song is equally exhilarating, delivered flawlessly by Neeraj Shridhar and Antara Mitra. Wondering when Antara will start getting picked by other composers. She really deserves more for her talent. Neeraj returns with Sunidhi to render the very Pritam-esque dance number Desi Kali. Pritamesque as in the once-interesting-now-boring type. Remix also. The composer manages to add his flourishes to the classics Disco Dancer (sung by Bappi Lahiri) and Yaad Aa Raha Hai (Sudesh Bhonsle) though their attention-grabbingness speaks more about the timelessness of the originals than the arrangement skills of Pritam. Nevertheless, I am happy he didn’t do a shoddy job of the remix.
It is ironical that this sub-standard score from Pritam had to come out in the same week as his stellar job in Action Replayy. Hoping that the movie will have deserved only this much.

Music Aloud Rating: 6/10
Recommended Tracks: Ale, Disco Dancer, Yaad Aa Raha Hai