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DISHOOM Music Review: DISHOOM music turns out to be a disappointing affair

Director :  Rohit Dhawan
Music :  Pritam Chakraborty
Lyrics :  Kumaar, Asish Pandit and Mayur Puri
Starring :  John Abraham, Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Akshaye Khanna and Saqib Saleem

July 22, 2016 10:55:46 AM IST
By Rafat, Glamsham Editorial
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Rohit Dhawan's situational romantic comedy drama, DESI BOYZ, might have been too ahead of its times, to have appealed to Indian sensibilities, but still it did make a mark and its chartbusting music (Pritam) was one of the highlights of the Akshay Kumar-John Abraham starrer. So one hopes for an encore from the team. So let's check it out!


Varun Dhawan adds another chartbuster to his repertoire with 'Sau Tarah Ke', a highly foot-tapping number. Kumaar's lyrics are massy and especially the hookline, 'Sau Tarah Ke Rog Le Loon, Ishq Ka Marz Kya Hai', is catchy. Jonita Gandhi, Amit Mishra and Ashish Pandit (hookline) render the number along with backing chorals of Ashwin, Himanshu and Akash and support of Arabic choir.

'Sau Tarah Ke' Revisited is the remixed version with broken vocals and added rhythm and beats sung well by Abhijit Sawant and Aditi Singh Sharma.

Pritam revisits his chartbusting and classy 'Afghan Jalebi' and converts it into a dance number, 'Jaaneman Aah', where the male lead woos and promises the moon with the female showing tantrums. Parineeti Chopra makes a guest a appearance for the number. The song is a pale shadow compared to the original, though Antara Mitra and Aman Trikha render the number with ease.

'Jaaneman Aah' revisited is a remixed version rendered by Naksh Aziz and Antara Mitra with additional vocals by Ashwin, Akash Deep and Himanshu.

The title track 'Toh Dishoom' yet again brings to mind the question whether the great numero uno composer (of recent times) Pritam is running out of tunes/ideas or whether he was requested by the film makers to use Varun Dhawan's chartbusting number 'Jee Karda' (dew fresh in memory, and a must on every reality show!), from BADLAPUR as he does exactly that in the 'mukhda' sung by Shahid Mallaya. Having said that the note says that the melody is based on generic traditional Punjabi folk progressions. Badshah's rap with lyrics that introduce the male leads is good, though its' his usual.

'Ishqa' is yet another number where Pritam uses Arabic tune and is quite a breezy dance number, though nothing that stays in mind after it is over. Abhijit Sawant and and Antara Mitra execute the number with a professional touch.

Coming from the baton of Pritam, associated with chartbusting, innovative and melodious compositions, as also from the director of DESI BOYZ (audio is still popular), DISHOOM turns out to be a disappointing affair with most of the tracks having that heard before feel. Having said that, two songs, 'Sau Tarah Ke' and 'Jaaneman Aah', have the potential to hit the charts and may surprise after the release of the film.

Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below

 Rating : 
3/ 5 stars
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