Even though there are not much expectations from Pooja Entertainment's WELCOME 2 KARACHI due to its theme, yet the fact that the banner (under producer Vashu Bhagnani) has always managed to come up with some chartbusting albums makes one look forward to the music.
Composer Rochak Kohli modulates the popular nursery rhyme, 'Lalla Lalla Lori
' into a fun, beach- disco/pub party number that is in the same corridor as 'Johnny Johnny
' (IT'S ENTERTAINMENT). Both Vishal Dadlani and Shivi (who chips in with the rap) render the number well.
'Boat Ma Kookdookoo
' carries forward the same fun 'daaru boat party' mood, albeit this time its Gujarati style with 'phepla' etc thrown in to cash in on the Gujarati humour. And its real fun as Mika Singh, Shivi, Deane Sequeira have a blast rendering the song.
' which should have been aptly titled 'Karachi Ki Shakira
' and is actually a rhythmic, fun dance number that is quite retro seventies/eighties in spirit in the cliched situation where the vamp danced in the villain's den. It's a Jeet Ganguly composition and one expected a fresher tune. Shalmali Kholgade renders the number with ease.
Composer Amjad Nadeem comes up with the situational 'Chal Bhaag
' which is indeed a humorous fun outing that contains the spirit of WELCOME TO KARACHI and can be classified as the theme song. The lyrics are apt although at times crass but they convey the desperate situation faced by the protagonists well . Wajid and Love Juneja do a good job.
The audio of WELCOME 2 KARACHI is fun as long as it lasts, and that it what the movie sets out to deliver, but the fact that it is produced by Vashu Bhagnani, whose track record in music is absolutely brilliant, one feels a bit of a letdown. Our pick(s), 'Lalla Lalla Lori
' and 'Boat Ma Kukdookoo
'. Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below