Grazing Goat and Pen India production venture, SINGH IS BLIING, sort of a quasi-sequel to the highly successful SINGH IS KINNG, garners huge expectations on the musical front as well , and we need not dwell into history for that. Makers have gone in for a host of experienced composers and one expects them to do the trick and repeat history.
Vociferous start with some public announcement heralds the folksy with western sensibilities 'Tung Tung Baaje
' rendered with enthu and zest by Diljit Dosanjh with support towards the end by the Nooran sisters. One must add that Sneha Khanwalkar comes up with a nice fresh rhythm and humorous lyrics.
Meet Bros 'Dil Kare Chu Che
', despite some nonsensical lyrics does manage to hold attention, courtesy, a nice addictive groovy rhythm. The song is a good mix of Hindi and English (which is in keeping with the script) and is fun. It's nice to hear Labh Janjua (who has rendered many chartbusters for Akshay) after quite a while with Apeksha Dandekar singing the English parts well.
Manj Musik's 'Singh & Kaur
' can be classified as the title score and encompasses the spirit of SINGH IS BLIING. It is rendered well by Manj and Nindy Kaur with Raftaar chipping in with his rap. The lyrics while paying eulogies to the Sikh community (Reference to Guru Gobind Singh J's famous 'Sawa lakh te ek ladaoon, Chidiyan te main baaz churaoon, Tab Gobind Singh kahlaoon' ). It is undoubtedly the best of the lot and also carries the addictive signature tune of the movie.
The remix version by DJ Nav and Dholi Deep make for an interesting hear.
'Raat Ke Barah Baaje' (MUJRIM) and 'Chinta Ta' (ROWDY RATHORE) inspires the masala fun number Said-Wajid style (in the mukdha), 'Cinema Dekhe Mamma' but the 'antara' inspiration falls into a different (Nadeem-Shravan) territory. The result is a likeable number that is fun pastime with Wajid and Ritu Pathak (and Shaan opening the composition) rendering the number with ease.
RDB chartbusting number that is popular even today, 'Aaja Mahi' sees a makeover/ refurbished with Manj Musik giving it his own touch and comes in three versions. The remix sees Manj and Sasha (who comes up with the English portions), the second version is 'Mahi Aaja' unplugged with Arjit Singh and Manj . The song adds volume to the album.
Concluding, the audio of SINGH IS BLIING does manage to meet the expectations and the songs are fun and entertaining, in keeping with the script. Our picks- 'Tung Tung Baaje' and 'Singh & Kaur'. The chartbusting music should ensure a good opening for the film when it releases all over 2nd October.
Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below