Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara – Music Review (Bollywood Soundtrack)

Once_Upon_a_Time_in_Mumbai_Dobara_posterYe Tune Kya Kiya seems like a reprise to Pee Loon, particularly where the qawwali-esque portions kick in. In fact the first interlude is a direct mashup of Tum Jo Aaye and Pee Loon. The repeat factor in this case only makes the song a tedious affair that neither the Arabic elements added by Pritam nor the singing by Javed Bashir helps allay. While Pritam’s Duniya Mein tribute from OUATIM isn’t a great one, it is definitely better than the Tayyab Ali homage his assistant Anupam Amod does here. Not that the additional lyrics in this version help his cause much. The only positive is Javed Ali’s singing but that proves inadequate. Though not directly referring to any particular song, Tu Hi Khwahish too is quite obviously a retro tribute, and a relatively more engaging one since Pritam mixes the borrowed elements better with his own. And Sunidhi Chauhan has always delivered in the genre. The song that gives the soundtrack some salvage value is the final track called Chugliyaan. The arrangement again does follow a tried-and-tested route, but a pleasing tune and the fabulous singing by Javed Ali and Sahir Ali Bagga make it work.

Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara is less than half its predecessor – both in quantity and quality.

Music Aloud Rating: 6/10

Top Recos: Chugliyaan, Tu Hi Khwahish

You can listen to the songs below (via @bhattapratan)

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