Dabangg 2 – Music Review (Bollywood Soundtrack)

Listen to the soundtrack here.

Despite the dated 90s sound (in other words Nadeem Shravan sound) Dagabaz Re grows on you, courtesy Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Shreya Ghoshal’s vocals. It surprises me how within the same genre at times Rahat sounds boring and at other, like here, the opposite. Pandeyjee Seeti, with its brass band-led paraphernalia in the background (which in the process reference Chalat Musafir and Munni), is quite clearly made for the visuals, and works the way it should. Wajid, Shreya Ghoshal and Mamta Sharma ensure no dip in the energy levels from their side. The remix is overkill though.

Continuing the Dabangg tradition of product placement in item songs, Fevicol Se follows. But Sajid Wajid only succeed in proving that Munni was more about Lalit Pandit’s arrangement, and less about Mamta Sharma’s singing (here alongside Wajid, Keerthi Sagathia, Shadab Faridi). Saanson Se starts off rather flatly with a thoroughly soporific template, Sonu Nigam tries to help a bit, but then Tulsi Kumar happens. End of story. And finally there is Dabangg Reloaded where the composers build on the original (seemingly Omkara-inspired) title song with more elaborate orchestral sounds. Which actually works much better than the previous two songs.

Dabangg 2. A soundtrack where Sajid Wajid leave no room for doubt that it is a sequel. Hoping that the various award committees don’t follow suit and end up giving this all music awards around.

Music Aloud Rating: 6/10

Top Recos: Dagabaz Re, Pandeyjee Seeti, Dabangg Reloaded

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Directed by Arbaaz Khan, it’s an action drama movie starring Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha in lead. Music of the film is composed by Sajid-Wajid, whereas the lyrics are written by Sameer, Jalees Sherwani, Sajid, Wajid, Ashraf Ali, and Irfan Kamal. Ratings of Dabanng 2 music is 4 stars.