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Music Review : Dabangg 2

 Dabangg 2
Director :  Arbaaz Khan
Music :  Sajid-Wajid
Lyrics :  Sameer, Jalees Sherwani, Ashraf Ali and Irfan Kamal
Starring :  Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Arbaaz Khan, Sonu Sood, Malaika Arora (guest appearance) and Kareena Kapoor (guest appearance)

November 28, 2012 04:31:14 PM IST
By Satyajit, Glamsham Editorial
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'Hudd Hudd Dabangg Dabangg...' the vociferous rage of 'Being Dabangg' enters its second league of stylish cum slick combat on big screen with DABANGG 2, an entertainer that can be presumed to be one of the biggest grosser of this year. Power-packed with immense face-value of Salman Khan's stardom and hi-voltage death-defying action stunts, this action potboiler is surely be one among those successful sequels that will live up to the gargantuan expectations. In its prequel (DABANGG), Sajid-Wajid along with Lalit Pandit ('Munni Badnam') created a historic ruckus of its kind, where almost every soundtrack of the album garnered great massy response and was also instrumental in adding substance to the historic success of this action-packed potboiler.

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view DABANGG 2 stills

Close on the heels of the Sufiyana romance of 'Tere Mast Mast Do Nain' (DABANGG), Sajid-Wajid starts off prosperously with fully enriched melody that blossom perfectly with pristine vocals and synchronized instrumentals in impressive sounding 'Dagabaaz Re'. To lure cow-belt regions and interiors listeners, it has earthen folksy punches in Sameer's cheeky lyrics with a strong reference to Salman's character (Chulbul Pandey) in lines like ('Kaahe khafa aise Chulbul se Bulbul, Kaahe na tu maane batiya haaye...') with a familiar dialect that connected well with the audiences in the prequel. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan's immensely likable vocals lift the mood and tempo to the desired level and connect sporadically with Sufiyana chorals, which adds to the colorful dancing decorum of the track. Shreya Ghoshal's saccharine-coated voice complements it with equal dexterity and makes this as one of the finest love-duets of this year. Whether it's the rigorous 'tabla ki thaap', 'saarangi strings' or 'harmonium works', there was all contemporary Bollywood written all over it in this lively track, a fine effort by composer-duo in refurbishing back bygone era romantic feel that should positively be adding fun 'n' success, a sure-chartbuster to start with. Chartbuster!

'Pandeyjee Seeti', a catchy UP- Bihar folklore stylized frolicsome track, extempore out the funny escapades of 'Chulbul Pandey', an energetically loud dancing number that can be termed as sequel to 'Humka Peeni Hain' (DABANGG). Garrulously chirpy but immensely catchy in its bombastic thrilling signature tuneful appeal, it pitches Wajid as voice-over for Salman's character and tries to rebuild back the 'Munni' character (Malaika Arora) back in raunchy Mamta Sharma voice. To usher out slender femininity, there is melodious Shreya Ghoshal adding couple of mushy moments in her sweetly rendered voice. Sajid-Wajid mixes the ethnicity of 'Chalat Musafir Mohliye' (TEESRI KASAM (1966)) with the thriving feel of Govinda's hit track 'UP wala Thmka' (HERO NO. 1) and the end-result is highly amusing. What else? It will be surely be eye-grabbing as well as eye-candy for the eyes and do expects loads of ceetis and taalis going all the way, as the intensity of the song will go higher and higher on big screens. Amusing!

Sonakshi hones her Kathakali skills on DABANGG 2 sets

Earlier it was 'Zandu Balm' and now it's 'Fevicol'! To lure out mass-friendly raunchy feel, the spicy item-songs have proved to be favorite recipe and this pertinent formula maintains its top-slot again in haughty item-song 'Fevicol Se'. After the pompously loud success of 'Munni Badnam' (DABANGG), it was predicted that something as raunchy and garish is about to arrive and so it arrives in this loudly pitched track. Mamta Sharma's brassy and salaciously racy vocals lead the show along with Wajid's piercing voice, which are later joined in tandem with choral supports of Keerthi Sagathia, Uvie and Shadaab Faridi in the backdrop. Lacking the punch of cheeky amusing one-liners of 'Munni Badnam', it comes more like an inspirational lift from Aziz Naza's popular qawalli 'Jhoom Barabar Jhoom' and sounds more like an improvised version of 'Tinku Jiya' (YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA). Extremely flamboyant in arrangements and choreographed on Kareena Kapoor, 'Fevicol Se' is presumed to be enjoying a hi-profile promotion and is likely to be playing a pivotal role in the challenging moments of the film. For all those who have strongly cherished on the flare of item-songs, 'Fevicol Se' will be the next on their charts and now the fun enters into urbane-centric zone in its 'club-remix' version. 'Fevicol Se (remix)' gyrates out the madness and 'masti' of this enthralling track with rigorous disco-beat fillers, DJ spins and scratches taking over the proceeding with elan. Entertaining!

Success begets success, as they say, as once again Sajid-Wajid tries to recreate the serenity of their composed melody 'Chori Kiya Re Jiya' (DABANGG) back in equally comforting sounding 'Saanson Ne'. Sonu Nigam's youthfully persuasive vocals are again at the helm of affairs and they once again create a magical madness of its kind that makes this one as another winner from the album. This time Shreya's syrupy voice is replaced by relatively shrill sounding Tulsi Kumar, as her voice gels well and makes beautiful amalgam with tranquil-pitched arrangements and Sonu's effective vocals. As far as composition is concerned, Sajid-Wajid sticks to Bollywood contemporary 90's stylized lovely tones and rhythms and delivers a potential winner, a syrupy melody that will surely add mushy moments on big screen. Soothing!

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download DABANGG 2 wallpapers

Finally, there is a revival of roaring rage of the catch-line Hudd Hudd Dabangg Dabangg' in 'Dabangg Reloaded', a rechristened title track work that glorifies the might, endeavor and escapades of the protagonist. Arbaaz Khan pays an ode to the original title track as this one comes as extension or sequel title track to the hit number. Jalees Sherwani's energetically jingoistic wordings are reasonably modest and sketches out a massy 80's action flick scenario, where one anticipate hero's majestic and stylish win over his rivals. Sukhwinder Singh's haunting and domineering throaty voice regales again and collides optimally in tribal stylized drumming, ferocious sounds and enthused chorals. What really one misses is Salman's 'dialoguebaazi' this time? It was one big trademark that worked wonders in his successful action flicks like WANTED and BODYGUARD, but still this one delivers enough ammunition in making this a reliable theme track. It's 'remix' version comes like a promotional feature, a musical piece that accentuates the vibrant feel of the track and spreads positive word-of-mouth. Go for it!

DABANGG 2 glorifies the feel of DABANGG to another level, a meticulously composed album that tries to replicate/recreate the magic of its prequel with potential hit tracks. Lacking in novelty but still delivering bountiful in entertaining contents, Sajid-Wajid delivers a chartbusting album again. Unlike many recently released chartbusting albums that primarily targeted urbane-listeners, it targets a contemporary Bollywood listener and succeeds to great extent. The magic of romance continues to roll in tracks like 'Dagabaaz Re' and 'Saanson Re' while there is alluring massy catchiness in tracks likes 'Fevicol Se' and 'Pandeyjee Seeti'. DABANGG 2 opens big on expectations on box-office and music too delivers what it promises, a total 'paisa-vasool' entertainment that is going to add to the joyride. Happy Listening!

Rating: 4.0

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