Disney's Remo D'Souza directed ABCD 2, sequel to the runaway success ABCD is a musical (with ten original songs) starring new age heart throbs Varun-Shraddha. The multitalented composer duo, Sachin-Jigar, fresh from the success of BADLAPUR (which incidentally starred Varun) are at the helm of affairs, just like in the original, and so expectations are really high from them to deliver.
Arijit's golden voice is just right for this almost unplugged soulful, melancholy and heart touching ode to the ever protective mother, 'Chunar
'. The Hindustani instruments like 'sitar
' fusion with western (guitar) make a lovely number.
Priya Saraiya and Divya Kumar come together for a melodious love ballad 'Sun Saathiya
' that is pleasing to the ears with lovely arrangements, although the tune is heard before.
The super hit, signature song, 'Bezubaan
' features once again in its new version of 'Bezubaan Phir Se
' and rock stars Vishal Dadlani and Anushka Manchanda along with Madhav Krishna do a wonderful job. 'Happy Birthday'
is birthday party celebration number Sachin-Jigar style; cute , 'bindass
' and totally mast, slightly inspired by 'Maa Ka Phone Aaya
' (from their own KHOOBSURAT) and is universally appealing. Lyrics here need to be commended. Sachin, Jigar, Varun and D Solderz join in the party.
A superb devotional number that pays tribute to Lord Ganesh aptly titled 'Hey Ganraya
' is just perfect for a superb Hindustani dance drama unfolding on the big screen. Divya Kumar does well.
Mika Singh is back after a while and he entertains with his slightly tipsy style in this all jazz and blues bar/ lounge number, 'Happy Hour
,' which picks up breezy pace after a while. Lyrics are out of the box and full of humour.
Its dance time with 'Naach Meri Jaan
', a nice groovy dance number as is evident from the title. The rhythm is apt for dancing, and Sachin-Jigar incorporate Latin (Salsa) and other European dance form music. A host of singers, Benny Dayal, Shalmali Kholgade, Siddharth Basrur and Rimi Nique put in an energized performance.
Though the situation for 'Tatoo
' is age old (it's a prepositioning number), yet the lyrics are very interesting, funny and fit in with the new generation fantasies/ choice. Shefali Alvares's voice is just apt for this number.
The patriotic and multi-shade 'Vande Mataram
' is just the song that sets pace for the big stage dance finale (that one will come across in ABCD 2). Daler Mehndi, Tanishka Sanghvi, Badshah (with his rap) and Divya Kumar gel together well. A special mention for composer Sachin's young talented daughter Tanishka, who starts proceedings is great in her devotional rendition.
Hats off to Sachin-Jigar for once again (as always!) providing fresh sounding and chartbusting scores that would certainly translate well on the big screen as ABCD 2 is a 3D dance musical. 'Chunar
', 'Happy Birthday
', 'Happy Hour
' and 'Vande Mataram
' are our picks. The hit music should provide a good platform for the film when it releases all over on 19th June.Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below