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Music Review : Dhoom 3

 Dhoom 3
Director :  Vijay Krishna Acharya
Music :  Pritam
Lyrics :  Sameer, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Kausar Munir and Vijay Krishan Acharya
Starring :  Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra and Jackie Shroff

December 14, 2013 12:20:22 PM IST
By Rafat, Glamsham Editorial
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Easily the biggest and the most popular franchise of the Hindi film industry, Yash Raj Films', DHOOM series, has always boasted of super hit, stylish and in vogue music from the ever dependable chartbusting music director, Pritam. And the DHOOM title track in all its versions still occupies a place in the hearts of countless DHOOM fans, kids and youth alike!

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As the stars get bigger and bigger with each series and the canvass larger, naturally expectations are of gargantuan proportions from Pritam for an encore and come up with another chartbusting performance in the third edition of DHOOM. So let's 'vroom' and check out the audio score of DHOOM 3, starring top of the top names like Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif.

The first off the block is the spectacular ''Malang'', an awesome composition that has a superb fusion of sufi and rock, camouflaged in an Arabic, Western and Hindustani background. Siddharth Mahadevan, the toast of the season, and the energetic Shilpa Rao, are simply eclectic, putting up an excellent performance. The DHOOM signature tune has been put to good use through some superb semi-classical 'alaaps', the highlight of the track.

''Kamli'' sung by Sunidhi Chauhan is once again 'sufi ' inspired but is a bit of a letdown because of its monotonous and oft heard tune, though its lyrics are the USP of the track, a fine mix of Urdu, Punjabi and simple Persian. Sundhi sings with zest. 'Kamli' here means crazy and the song appears to be a spin off on the popular ''Krazy Kiya Re''.

''Tu Hi Junoon'' has some nice soft rock touches and soulful melody and is well rendered by Mohit Chauhan but it fails to rise above ordinary, even the chorus is not addictive or rhythmic and appears to be more of a pop / rock concert song. Considering the larger than life characters of the leads, one expected more from this love ballad.

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The DHOOM 3 version of the iconic title track ''Dhoom Machale Dhoom'' is rendered by Aditi Rao Sharma. Picturised on the scintillating Katrina Kaif, the song does match up to its predecessors but only in parts. And at times, Aditi appears to be shrieking (when she sings, ''Dhoom Machale '') in order to sound enthusiastic and one wonders why Sunidhi Chauhan the original voice behind 'Dhoom ' title track was not chosen.

The Arabic version of ''Dhoom Machale Dhoom '' sung by Lebanese singer, Naya, might not be comprehensible to all but the overall effect of the song is simply mind-blowing because of its Arabic touches and musical arrangements.

''Bandey Hain Hum Uske '', situational song composed by Julius Packiam (a regular now for Yash Raj) and sung by child artist, Shivam Mahadevan and Anisha Sharma has strong resemblance in tune to Anu Malik's ''Dil Mein Sanam Ki Surat '' (PHIR TERI KAHANI YAAD AYI), almost a slower version! But keeping that factor aside, it brings a folklore type trance mood into the song.

Dhoom Tap, instrumental, obviously the highlight piece of the album! It's a brilliant combination of high tempo rock, tap dance sounds and the awesome Dhoom signature tune that has been brilliantly used to convey the feeling of thrill.

DHOOM 3 Overture by Julius Packiam is simply magnificent and the music is reflective of the grand and lavish background setting of the movie! The electric guitars, drums and other percussions makes for an absolutely delightful piece that would work as a scintillating background score.

The musical score of DHOOM 3 has some classy compositions and ''Malang '' and the Dhoom Tap and Overture are our picks. However the album is too classy and the mass factor that was present in the previous albums of the DHOOM series (making them universally appealing) is clearly missing. The songs will surely gain popularity with time and especially after the film opening to jam packed houses all over next week.

 Rating : 
3.5/ 5 stars

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