Producers Indra Kumar and Ashok Thakeria's banner, Maruti International, has a huge musical legacy associated with it. And all their films have boasted of some memorable super hit chartbusting music. GRAND MASTI, which itself is a sequel to the highly successful comedy-drama MASTI, is certainly a brand, and one expects the team to come up with something memorable this time as well. Trusted lieutenant, Anand Raj Anand is expected to rekindle the 'Dil De Diya Hai
' magic and the makers have roped in Sanjeev-Darshan (MANN fame) as well. But there are only three songs and one wonders why! Still may be this will be a case of quality versus quantity. So let's get going and check out whether the MASTI magic and nostalgia is rekindled here as well.
Lots of techno beats, synthesized musical arrangements and racy rhythm form the backbone of the title track 'Grand Masti
'. The dance number starts off quite well but the 'mukhda' ends in being highly inspired from the super hit 'Hare Ram
' from BHOOL BHULAIYAA which itself has been plagiarized countless times. Kumaar's double meaning dialogues, whether in the opening English rap portions or elsewhere, does no good and they should have been cute and naughty to have an universal appeal, rather than just catering to the masses. The composers, Sanjeev-Darshan sing with zest and Payal Dev supports well.
DJ Anshul Makhija does a good job of the 'Grand Masti' remix, although the original itself was quite club friendly. CHECK OUT: Aftab Shivdasani - Some people might find GRAND MASTI vulgar
Trusted composer, Anand Raj Anand comes up with two tracks.
The first number, 'Zulmi Zulmi
' is the better of the two. It is a cute propositioning number and Mika does well in a song that is tailor made for him. The rhythm is quite infectious, the arrangements, especially organ sounds and harmonica makes this number a fun hear. Manoj Darpan's lyrics are cute and naughty and a good mix of simple English and Hindi.
'Tu Bhi Mood Mein
' harks back to the Govinda-Karishma-David Dhawan days as not only the tune is retro but even the lead singers, Wajid Khan and Ritu Pathak, are made to render the song in that mode. Kumaar's lyrics are routine and filmy. The song may find limited appeal. CHECK OUT: Double meaning jokes galore in GRAND MASTI trailer
The 'Grand Masti
' mashup is a compilation of all the songs from the album and it has been done quite well by DJ Anshul Makhija. The iconic super hit track(only 'mukkhda
') from Indra Kumar's MASTI, 'Dil De Diya
', finds mention and one wanted more of the memorable romantic track.
The album consists of just three songs, and is a letdown as one expected some memorable stuff from the team that gave us the still popular MASTI soundtrack. 'Zulmi Zulmi
' is the best track of the album and the title track may just about get noticed. The film will need the brand value of MASTI to ensure a good opening when the film releases all over on 13th September as the music will not be able to find much patronage amongst the music buffs as it is an average fare.