HOUSEFULL 3, naturally the third in the series of the super hit HOUSEFULL franchise, warrants fulltoo entertaining, chartbusting music, the kind we witnessed in the earlier Sajid Khan directed ventures. This time Sajid-Farhad (of ENTERTAINMENT fame! ) wield the baton and composers (and lyricists) too change hands.
It's entirely a different Sharib-Toshi that we encounter with the very first song 'Pyaar Ki
' but which is fully in sync with the masti / entertaining theme of the film. It's a chartbusting effort by the composers, even though the tune used is very heard before (in Punjabi tracks of Gurdas Maan and Daler Mehdi), but is quite racy and addictive. The Latino arrangements combined with Hindustani lend a good touch. Naksh Aziz, Divya Kumar and Anmol Malik render the number with zest and Earl Edgar provides the very humorous rap.
Sohail Sen composes 'Taang Utha Ke
', a club dance number and the song is fun as long as it lasts but one expected a fresh tune from the composer. The song appears to be a heady mix of many different masala chartbusters of yore featuring Amitabh Bachchan (a few that come to mind are 'Jahan Teri Yeh Nazar Hai
' (KAALIA) . Mika Singh leads with his enthusiastic rendition and is supported by the composer, Neeti Mohun and Mamta Sharma.
' starts off like a true blue desi Punjabi wedding folk song and changes into a UK pop bhangra dance number soon enough, but sadly once again the tune chosen by Mika Singh and Malind Gaba is very heard before. The arrangements too are quite tacky.
' brings smile to the face and all credit to Tanishk Bagchi for the first honest effort of the album. Even though Tanishk uses the famous 'qawwali
' ('Yeh Ishq Ishq
') for the purpose but he does well to turn it into a situational comedy like feel where the leads cry out their hearts through an extremely funny rendition. Kailash Kher, Altamash Faridi and Naksh Aziz render it in an emotive qawwali style. Lyrics (Sajid-Farhad and Arafat Mehmood) are the best part of the song.
To conclude, one cannot help but feel a bit disappointed by the audio of HOUSEFULL 3, especially if we compare it to the last two HOUSEFULL franchises, where the compositions were just not chartbusting but were melodious, tunes fresh and songs still in circulation! Having said that a couple of songs in HOUSEFULL 3 have the potential to get popular, specially 'Pyaar Ki' and 'Malamaal', and will help the movie which releases all over on 3rd June.Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below