Jannat 2 Music Review

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Satyajit By Satyajit | 18 Mar 2017 15:39:19.1630000 IST

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Bhatt naturally...quality Sufi-rock music again! In hot pursuit of materializing the craze and anticipation of delivering out a potential sequel to a surprisingly big commercial hit like JANNAT (meaning "heaven"), Bhatt camp is back in the news with their new flick titled JANNAT 2. After delivering out a reasonably audible sounding album like BLOOD MONEY this year, expectations are relatively on a higher side with this flick that has the likes of Pritam, Sayeed Quadri, Shafaqat Amanat Ali Khan, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Javed Ali, KK and the most likable Mohit Chauhan in its credits. Pritam Chakraborty, a name associated with the success of Bhatt camps' most rewarding albums, leads this enriching looking musical bandwagon. Will this be another musical "Jannat" for their listeners? Let's find out!

Light hearted romantic moments get a racy makeover of enthralling rocking moments as the proceeding kick-start with a piquantly high sounding Shafaqat Amanat Ali Khan, delivering out a harmoniously played melody in the form of "Tu Hi Mera". As per the situational mood and infectiously loud tempo, it would be surely a KK stylized number but Pritam has refurbished his style by implementing a rhythmically styled "qawaali" setting (somewhat like "Tum Jo Aaye" (ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI)), with an all-together different choice in the vocals. It's first of Pritam-Shafaqat conglomerate that has been glorified to perfection with an equally perfect mix and match of Sufi and western orchestrations that suits the mood to hilt. Sayeed Quadri's simplistically penned poetry plays an effective catalyst in making this a likable attribute. For all those Shafaqat die-hard fans, "Tu Hi Mera" is another promising feature that should be there in their collections and will surely be a worthy feature in the narration of the flick. Impressive!!!

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In Pritam's latest styling, Sufi "qawaali" arrangements are turning out to be a domineering feature, and this trend continues with another gleaming musical work titled "Tera Deedar Hua". The frolicking "qawaali" thriving binge continues with this track with extra punches of "bhangra" dancing fervor that gives it an outrageously loud youthful appeal. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's classically pitched voice in loud octaves delivers the first version with a strong support of enthused chorals (somewhat similar sounding to chorals heard in "Jab Se Tera Naina" (SAAWARIYA) in the backdrop. It's a breed apart for Rahat's genre of singing but still the classical "alaaps" are sheer listening delights. Pritam's command in varying in genres is the spotlight of the track and its varying melodic mood that adds shades to the track.

Javed Ali's mellowed voice sings out the second version of the track with reasonably somber arrangements and chorals. Credited as "Tera Deedar Hua (from the heart)", it has a typical "filmi" romanticism attached to it, where vocalist has stuck to simple playback singing techniques rather than trying too hard on improvisations through classical singing attires. This version is likely to be more infectious and commercially accepted than the former one. Javed Ali's willowy volubility sublimes well into the contours of this Sufi-qawwaali stylized fun-loving track and should be one thrilling experience on the big screen. Amusing!!!

Finally, the emblematic dark intriguing feel of Bhatt camp thriller makes its strong dent and comes in impressive voice of KK in "Tujhe Sochta Hoon". The haunting sinister feel comes in synchronized piano works that moves like a serpentine in typically designed "lounge" musical decorum, where the protagonist expresses his desolated feel for his beloved. Lacking in innovative musical designs, it has quality orchestrations and vocalist dexterity with ample supports of well-played "lounge" musical feel that proves to be the spotlight of the track. To be precise, it has a typical Vikram Bhatt horror flick haunting signature tuneful impacts that stay on till the last beat.

"Sang Hoon Tere", the second version of this track comes out to be a youthful revelation and surprises with great improvisation in rollicking rock-metal arrangements and upbeat singing. Nikhil D'Souza's immensely "yuppie" voice is extremely likable as it switches perfectly from Hindi to English lyrical settings. This version comes in R&B singing maneuvers where the vocalist's singing capabilities are exploited to perfection; overall a cool experimentation that should work in upcoming Pritam albums.

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Emraan as the rogue gun dealer with a heart of gold is good. But there's only that much conviction he can put into his role because at times even he is not aware of his dilemma. Too much of the popular swear word in Hindi does rattle, but I guess it was needed keeping the situation in mind. Mangal Singh (Manish Chaudhary) as the man behind the deals is not convincing either. Like Esha his role too has been hastily crafted with no meaning or substance.

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JANNAT 2 is watchable only because of Randeep Hooda and the action which is top class. The music too has the usual Bhatt stamp. But it cannot compare with JANNAT RELEASED IN MAY 2008. NAAM continues to be the favourite film of the Bhatts. In both JANNAT and JANNAT 2, Deshmukh, I believe, is compelled to make references to this Sanjay Dutt starrer.

As for the debutante, Esha Gupta, I guess she may have to enroll herself into an acting school. All the makers can hope for is a mannat for JANNAT 2 to do well at the Box Office.

By the way, this film could have been called by any other name. It's not a sequel!

Rating - 2/5

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Movie Cast & Crew
  • Actor: Emraan Hashmi, Randeep Hooda, Esha Gupta
  • Lyrics: Sayeed Quadri, Sanjay Masoomm, Mayur Puri
  • Director: Kunal Deshmukh
  • Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty

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