R… Rajkumar – Music Review (Bollywood Soundtrack)

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You can hear the songs here.

Pritam had in his previous movie dabbled with kuthu elements in Dhating Naach, but here in Gandi Baat he takes it a step ahead. This one is every bit a kuthu song, but for the Hindi lyrics (penned by Anupam Amod). The Prabhudeva effect, I suppose. And with Mika Singh and Kalpana Patowary’s energy adding to the mix, there is little chance of you not being hooked to this, despite having heard the template a hundred times in the past. The replacement of the singers with Nakash Aziz and Ritu Pathak for the filmy version isn’t a great idea though, the punch is markedly lower. Nakash sounds much better in Saree Ke Fall Sa, also high on the South dance flavor (with some surprisingly brilliant employment of the violin!). Nakash is joined by Mayur Puri (also the guest lyricist for this song) and Antara Mitra. The remix isn’t much fun. Good to hear Antara after so long by the way! She gets a second song too, yet another dance-y song called Kaddu Katega. She puts a commendable effort again, but the song is too random for my taste, musically and lyrically. Pretty much the same story with Mat Maari. Fabulous vocal efforts by Sunidhi Chauhan and another long-unheard voice, Kunal Ganjawala. The song fails them though, getting into a tedious rut beyond a point. The melodic Dhokha Dhadee in facts comes as a welcome change in the overdose of dancey-ness. And like most of Pritam’s melodies, this one too works, with its breezy arrangement and all (I hear some nice clarinet in the interludes. Shankar Tucker, given he had worked with Pritam in Mausam?). Also helping the song on its way is the singing by Arijit Singh and Palak Mucchal.

R… Rajkumar. A soundtrack that is more Prabhu Deva than Pritam.

Music Aloud Rating: 6.5/10

Top Recos: Dhokha Dhadee, Saree Ke Fall Sa, Gandi Baat

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