Tees Maar Khan – Music Review

You can listen to the soundtrack here.

The title song works wonderfully as a theme, courtesy its catchy mock whodunit hook. But Shirish Kunder should probably have kept it short. The idea to extend it to a complete song kind of goes against it, making it tedious in between. That said the song has its high points, like Sonu Nigam’s fantastic display of mimicry skills, doing an entire choir all by himself! The Punjabicization towards the end is also appealing. The remix is as engaging as the original. After the title track its Vishal-Shekhar’s show. The heavyweight orchestration of Sheila Ki Jawani would give you memories of the duo’s work in Tashan. And the song is as entertaining as Tashan songs, Sunidhi Chauhan totally rocking the vocals for the super-energetic track with ample help from Vishal Dadlani. Diluting the effect of the beats with electronica makes the remix a less enjoyable affair.

With the dholak-tabla-techno ensemble dominating the orchestration, the qawwali Wallah Re Wallah is bound to be mistaken for a SEL composition. Vishal Shekhar do add their own flavor in places though, and what makes the song an excellent listen is its top quality vocal lineup consisting of Shekhar Ravjiani, Raja Hassan, Shreya Ghoshal and Kamaal Khan. I was expecting to hear Master Saleem’s voice. It seemed a perfect track for him. The remix is decent, though nowhere as good as the original. Sukhwinder Singh and Shreya Ghoshal’s Badey Dilwala has an arrangement that, with its folksy elements, entertains in parts. The hero-extolling lyrics suggest that the song would be better watched than just listened to a la Bunty Aur Babli’s folksy title song which was again rendered by Sukhwinder. The remix is a noisy affair. Farah Khan always has a song for her elaborate end credits. And in Tees Maar Khan it most probably is Happy Ending from the sound of it. Sung by Abhijeet Sawant, Harshit Saxena, Prajakta Shukre and Debojit Saha, the song is a situational feel-good track which hasn’t a lot going for it otherwise.

A mixed bag from Vishal Shekhar and Shirish Kunder for Tees Maar Khan, which should work better with visuals.

Music Aloud rating — 7/10

Recommended Tracks — Sheila Ki Jawani, Wallah Re Wallah, Tees Maar Khan