Judwaa 2 – Music Review (Bollywood Soundtrack)

Songs and musician credits at the end.

The fact that the movie is a “reboot” of the 90s David Dhawan film gives the makers a legitimate reason to remix old songs, and hence two of Anu Malik’s songs from Judwaa find their way into Judwaa 2. The only problem is that these are no musical classics we are talking about. Chalti Hai Kya Nau Se Baaraah and Oonchi Hai Building were both hits, but in a tacky 90s way, and the reboots only mildly improve on that aspect. Dev Kohli’s lines, which were one of the primary contributors to the tawdriness, have been retained almost entirely in both songs. Instead of the remix favourite Tanishk Bagchi, it is Sandeep Shirodkar handling the job here. And he does relatively better in Oonchi Hai Building 2.0, but decides to retain the original vocals of Anu Malik, which to me was the most annoying bit about the original.

Of the two original tracks, Suno Ganpati Bappa Morya (the next line is Pareshaan Kare Mujhe Chhoriyaan) seems to be leading an existential crisis between being an ode to Lord Ganesh and Varun Dhawan’s Casanova problems. The composers Sajid Wajid, to their credit, feature a lot of live musicians (mostly from the band Pandora, apparently), but the song turns out to be unworthy of their efforts. Meet BrosAa To Sahi is the relative best of the soundtrack, riding on that overused but still-groovy Lean On template. Neha Kakkar joins the composers behind the mic, and does a commendable job on her part.

Judwaa 2. Even accounting for that mild respite in the last track, utterly unremarkable soundtrack.

Music Aloud Rating: 1.5/5

Top Recos: Aa To Sahi

This review first appeared in the Mumbai edition of The Hindu.


Musician Credits

1.Song: Chalti Hai Kya Nau Se Barah
Singer: Dev Negi & Neha Kakkar
Music: Sandeep Shirodkar (Feat: Anu Malik)
Lyrics: Dev Kohli
Composer: Anu Malik
Co-Composer: Sandeep Shirodkar
Guitar: Paresh Kamath
Chorus: Cine Singers Association Mumbai
Recorded At: Audiospa
Mixed & Mastered By Eric Pillai(Future Sound Of Bombay)
Mix Assistant Engineers – Michael Edwin Pillai & Lucky.
Music Label – T-Series

Original Credits —
Song: Tan Tana Tan Tan
Singers: Abhijeet & Poornima
Music: Anu Malik
Lyrics: Dev Kohli
Film: Judwaa

2.Song- “Suno Ganpati Bappa Morya”
Singer – Amit Mishra
Music By – Sajid Wajid
Lyrics By – Danish Sabri
Music Label – T-Series

Song Details :
Original Music Soundtracks – Sajid Wajid
Song Arrangement, Themes, Written & Composed By – Sajid Wajid
Live Music Conducted & Rhythm Designed By – Sajid Wajid
Lyrics By – Danish Sabri
Song Programmed By – Aditya Dev
Live Percussion’s Played By – Nitin Shankar
Live Trumpet Played By – Eduardo Gil
Live Accordion Played By – Reto Amman
Live Saxophone Played By – Thierry Marro
Live Violin & Clarinet Played By – Ursina Kappenberger
Live Guitars Played By – Adrian Egger & Dietz Klaus
Latin Percussion’s & Beat Boxing By – Bala Pd & Alejandro Cartin Gulubay
Bass Guitar Played By – Santiago Carvajal
( All Foreign Musicians Are From “ Pandora Band ” )
Sajid Wajid Assistant’s – Ashish Sehgal & Rahul Kothari
Song Recorded At – Geet Audio Craft Studio By Abani Tanti
Recording Assistant Engineer – Pankaj Kaushik
Song Mixed And Mastered By – Eric Pillai ( Future Sound Of Bombay )
Mix Assistant Engineers – Michael Edwin Pillai & Lucky

3.Song: Oonchi Hai Building 2.0
Singer: Anu Malik & Neha Kakkar
Music: Sandeep Shirodkar (feat: Anu Malik)
Lyrics: Dev Kohli
Music Label: T-Series
Composer: Anu Malik
Co-composer: Sandeep Shirodhara
Guitar: Manasquam Mahanta
Recorded at: Audiospa
Mix & Mastering: Eric Pillai (Future Sound of Bombay)

Song- Aa To Sahii
Singers- Meet Bros And Neha Kakkar
Music-Meet Bros
Rap- Roach Killa
Lyrics- Sonu Saggu
Music Label: T-Series
Programmed By- Mikey Mccleary & Aishwary Tripathi
Additional Keys- Abhijit Gadwe, Kam Frantic
Shehnai Sample- Dj Guru
Chief Music Assistant/Sound Design- Uddipan Sharma
Music Asst. – Saheb Khan, Piyush Mehroliyaa
Song Recorded By- Gautam Chakrabortty & Uddipan Sharma @Meet Bros Recording Studio
Mixed And Mastered By- Eric Pillai( Future Sound Of Bombay)
Asst. Mix Engineers- Edwin Pillai & Lucky
Production Managed By-Suraj Kumar, Ruchir Saxena

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