Desi Boyz – Music Review (Bollywood Movie Soundtrack)

You can listen to the soundtrack here (link courtesy @iPeeKay)

Pritam adds a lot of noise to one of his regular templates in Make Some Noise for the Desi Boyz creating a pretty sub-par product whose only positives are the classical-based second interlude on electric guitar and KK’s exuberant singing with Bob. And the remix makes some more techno-based noise for the Desi Boyz. With Mika Singh and Shefali Alvarez handling the vocals and a cheerful hook, Subha Hone De could have been much better, if not for the techno overdose. And not satiated even with that much of electronic infusion, they go for a remix, sorry, TWO remixes with varying levels of electronic infusion. Needless to say, safe skips. The composer borrows elements from his Zor Ka Jhatka and places it atop an acoustic guitar-based Pachelbel’s Canon-esque hook for Jhak Maar Ke, and replaces the vocalists with the reliable Neeraj Sridhar and Harshdeep Kaur. The result, I must say, is more impressive than ZKJ. Remix once again turns out to be a rather unimaginative affair.

Using a techno loop that sounds mildly like the addictive one used in this song but with a tune that is pretty much the opposite in appeal, Pritam presents another avoidable track in Allah Maaf Kare. If it has anything worth listening that is Sonu Nigam’s rendition. Even Shilpa Rao’s vocals are spoiled by excessive processing. Surprisingly the arrangement in the remix sounds better in this case, with that Robert Miles-ish edge to it. Nevertheless given the base tune the improvement doesn’t work to a great extent.  And in the end when Shaan croons Let It Be, it seems good, more probably in comparison with what went by than for its own quality.

The last time Pritam composed for a John Abraham-Akshay Kumar movie we got to hear some impressive tunes (although quite a few of them later turned out to be “borrowed”). Desi Boyz pales in comparison.

Music Aloud Rating – 5.5/10

Top Recos – Jhak Maar Ke, Let It Be

Himanshu says:

nice review.I liked the first two tracks of this album, but the album couldn’t keep up the initial momentum.