The advent of sequels to successful comedies is one genre that has generated lots of optimism among filmmakers and its prospective viewers. After the smash-hit success of PHIR HERA PHERI, all eyes are set on highly awaited GOLMAAL RETURNS, sequel to GOLMAAL. After Vishal-Shekhar musical hullabaloo in the prequel, Pritam is the ''chosen one'' for this costly warfare that boasts array of A-list actors in its credits. It's been cake-walk for Pritam so far with four back-to back chartbusting albums but KIDNAP has all together stopped his dream run of success. GOLMAAL RETURNS is one tight spot that can really set the ball rolling again for him but does it match up to his gargantuan success standards. The inclusion of another prodigal composer Ashiesh Pandit is promising but does his flair matches up to the fire of Chirantan Bhatt (MISSION ISTANBUL) or Gourav Dasgupta (SUMMER 2007). Do find these out in an album that guarantees unlimited frothy comical entertainment with its hi-profile star cast.
Upcoming guest composers have always been high on energy quotient and their oozing flamboyance has always paved way for thriving success. Prodigal Ashiesh Pandit is one such promising name on the credits that makes waves in the introductory bombastic track ''Tha Tha Kar Ke'', a flashy ostentatious singing-dancing display with billions at stake in its making. Peppy sounding Neeraj Shridhar makes all histrionics with his zestful thump and gets suitable support of Anvesha Dutta, Akruti Kakkar, Earl and Indie to deliver a ''yuppie'' feel. This ''masti'' number is gratingly high on it thumping beat patterns and is well synchronized in its electronic sounds. The proceeding goes ballistic with rip-roaring thumps and bangs makes way with hip-hop disco culture in its ''remix'' version. DJ Nikhil and Naved adds contemporary flows of club-house disco beat fillers that are likely to set fad for this comical bumpy ride.
The funky catch-line of ''Golmaal...Golmaal'' (GOLMAAL) is retained as signature tune as it gets camouflaged with added snazzy arrangements, perky vocals and quizzical wordings in amusingly sounding soundtrack ''Vacancy''. Pritam makes flamboyance in this sprightly formulated number where Neeraj Sridhar makes another impressive move with Benny, Suhail and Suzy Q as competent back-up vocalists. The synchronized choreographic moves, multicolored decorum and domineering face value are likely to be appreciating all these melodic efforts. Do expect this number making back-to-back presence in 24X7 channels and is likely to be catalyzing craze for this hilarious joyride. It's ''Kilogram remix'' as an added attraction that comes with stylish hip-hop ''club'' remix with frenzied emceeing, frolicking disco beat fillers that collages effectively with vocals to create commotion on floors.
Bagpiper mania clubbed in ''hot ''n'' happening femme fatale sounds like the flavor of the season where Anushka ''Golmaal'' Manchandani strikes the peppiest blow in the album with energetic ''Tu Saala''. It tries to match step-by-step with Pritam's very own ''It's Rocking'' (KYA LOVE STORY HAI) with an arrangements that are shades similar to ''Talli Hua'' (SINGH IS KINNG). Anushka gets into top groove in her loud tempo and its Pritam's variedly delivered composition that entertains to hilt. The electronically punched Bagpiper sounds are too loud at times but finally its ''masti-bhari'' voguish connotations that will be delivering scorching hot-red visual spectacles on big screen. If choreographed aesthetically and promoted aggressively, it's likely to be one showstopper on floors in coming weekends. After making pulsating chemistry with Vishal-Shekhar with ''Golmaal…Golmaal'', Anushka scores pure gold with Pritam and do play it loud to feel the different sounding peppy sounds, rhythms coming all along in her flourishing rendition. ''Tu Saala (remix)'' makes fine usage of ''club'' remix essentials and thrives out in a moderate pace disco beat fillers arrangements to make it a ''pub-friendly'' dosage for party freaks.
After scoring hat-trick of three hot-shot chartbusting tracks, the expectations are soaring high when the fourth track appears in the form of another ''lady-killer'' special track ''Meow''. This cat-brawling sounding credited number brings two ''hot ''n'' happening'' talents Monali and Suzy Q in their skirmish seductive singing tones. Pritam makes another hitherto belligerent effort in inundating sensuality with westernized electronic beat musical works. It works sporadically in tandem for ''yuppie'' listeners and its zany and oomph vocal waves are likely to be appreciating glam-quotient of the flick. It's ''English Version'' is tailor-made track to evoke glam-factor of the flick and is predictably be adding spicy flavor in the ending or closing titles of the film. Finally, its ''remix'' version in rocking ''club'' remix mode with extra enthused DJ impacts in typical Afro-American hip-hop that proves to be rocker on floors. Earlier Pritam had success with similar sounding tracks like ''Bad Girls'' (PYAR KE SIDE EFFECTS), ''Aa Khushi Se'' (DARLING) and this track has too has the panache of igniting senses with its roguish ire.
Pritam makes commendable (if not ground-breaking) commercial maneuvers in this frothy comical sequel GOLMAAL RETURNS with a bunch of chirpy and fun-loving soundtracks. Even the upcoming composer Ashiesh Pandit proves noteworthy entrant with his solitary attribute. Soundtracks like ''Tu Saala'', Tha Tha Kar Ke'', ''Vacancy'' and ''Meow'' have strong massy appeal that will be attracting youngsters to theatres. It's certainly not of the league of RACE, SINGH IS KINNG or JANNAT but is neither a let-down and entertains by exemplifying the hilarious feel of the flick.