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Music Review : Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns

 Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns
Director :  Tigmanshu Dhulia
Music :  Sandeep Chowta
Lyrics :  Kausar Munir, Sandeep Nath and Mado-K and Juggy
Starring :  Irrfan Khan, Jimmy Shergill, Soha Ali Khan and Mahie Gill

February 27, 2013 01:14:50 PM IST
By Rafat, Glamsham Editorial
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Tigmanshu Dhulia's much awaited SAHEB, BIWI AUR GANGSTER RETURNS is a sequel to the much critically acclaimed and quite commercially successful SAHEB, BIWI AUR GANGSTER. While the audio album of SBAG had a host of composers and lyricist, the sequel relies on the creative capabilities of Sandeep Chowta, a known name in the Hindi film music scenario (associated with Ram Gopal Varma) and lyrics have been penned by Kausar Munir. So let's check out what the team has to offer!


The talented Sowmya Raoh dons Geeta Dutt avatar as the rock and roll fifties is reinvented in the all-out retro club dance number, ''Idhar Gire''. The number, complete with saxophone, trumpets, beads and organ sounds, creates the atmosphere perfectly, and lyrics by Kausar Munir too are in line with the mood and situation of the track, and it would indeed be a treat to watch the song on screen.

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Quite like the audio of SBAG, the album too features the iconic Punjabi folk number, ''Jugni'' (a casual observer of things), that has always proved to be a chartbuster wherever it was incorporated, be it Mika's TANU WEDS MANU or more recently COCKTAIL. The classy and authentic Punjabi touch here is missing due to too much western influence, even though traditional Punjabi musical instruments like 'ektara', 'thumbi' and 'dhol' have been widely used. Lyrics have been provided by Mado-K and Juggi Singh. The song has been refurbished with additional pace and so it's more like a Punjabi pop number rendered by Jazzy B. One misses the master Arif Lohar here, and the best choice would have been Tochi Raina who is closest to the master himself.

Harmonium and 'tabla' commences a very catchy dance/ item number, or as per the singer herself, a 'mujra', ''Media Se'', which is a stark but very pleasant departure from the same kinds of item numbers that we are being dished out these days. The singer Paroma P Dasgupta does a good job without going overboard but the highlight of the track is the superb lyrics by Sandeep Nath that takes a dig at the yellow journalism and the misuse and use of media for personal gain as is evident from the mukhda itself, ''Media se kah doon kya khule aam re, Balma band kamre mein raajneeti kare.'' The song picturized on actress Mugdha Godse and is being promoted heavily and should appeal to the target audience.


Next up we encounter the entirely situational ''Bas Chhal Kapat'', rendered by Piyush Mishra, just the artist who is adept at singing such numbers. The superb Hindustani touch that has been incorporated via some lovely use of musical instruments and 'tandav' which appears as a chorus by backing singers, Paroma P Dasgupta and Aditya Badekar is a treat to listen to but would be enjoyed fullest during the highly dramatic, tense scenes as the background score. A must mention is the use of authentic Hindi and Sanskrit words (by Sandeep Nath) to convey the anarchy and chaos prevalent during that period of disbelief, dishonesty and fear.

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The soft, serene, situational track, ''Kona Kona Dil Ka'', is rendered to perfection by Devaki Pandit. The song dwells upon the frame of mind of the female lead and the soft slightly slow drawl melody is just right for the number. Lyrics by Sandeep Nath too are apt and give a good insight into the mind of the female lead.

The audio of SAHEB BIWI AUR GANGSTER RETURNS is a good follow up to its prequel, SAHEB BIWI AUR GANGSTER, and the team has put forward some totally 'hatke' music that should appeal to the discerning audience that patronizes such intellectually gratifying as well as entertaining movies. Jazzy B's ''Jugni'', Sowmya Raoh's ''Idhar Gire'' and Paroma's item number ''Media Se'' are our picks, and they will gather additional momentum once the film hits the screens next Friday.

Rating: 3.0

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