An Album Which Is Of The People, By The People And For The People
By Reflections, MovieTalkies.com, 20 November 2012
The undisputed King of Bollywood with four consecutive mega hits that have done 100 croresplus on box office is back to rock, shake and make the big screen more eventful with yet another celebration called Dabangg 2. The tried and tested combination of Salman and Sajid-Wajid coming together needs no further introduction as this is another feather in their colorful cap. The duo is a proven power when it comes to music and with accomplished names like Rahat Fateh Ali Khan,Shreya Ghoshal, Sameer, Sonu Nigam, Mamta Sharma, Irfan Kamal, Jalees Sherwani and Sukhwinder Singh coming together, you know that this one would be yet another successful endeavor.
The album starts in the divine vocals of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, accompanied by majestic voices of Shreya Ghoshal and Shadaab Faridi in the track Dagabaaz Re. This composition of Sajid-Wajid along with amazing lyrics from Sameer have not turned Dagabaaz to its listeners expectations as it paints a perfect picture of beautiful eyes that has been celebrated with festivity of Tabla and Sitar. The track gives a feel of classical number which will leave listeners spell bound as it seems to be an obvious extension of Tere Mast Mast Do Nain from Dabangg. The magic of rich instrumental music makes this track even more enjoyable.
Each album has a track that connects with masses and leaves a long lasting impression that actually makes the movie popular. Here the album tries the same with the track Pandeyjee Seeti, hence reminding of Pandeyjee, Salman Khan's interesting character in Dabangg, his valuable police station and its tribute to U.P and Bihar. All of this has been accomplished well through interesting lyrics by Jalees Sherwani as parts of the track also remind of Chalat Musafir Moh Liya Re Pinjare Wali Muniya from Teesri Kasam. Singers Wajid, Mamta Sharma and Shreya Ghoshal have left no stone unturned to make the track notonly look interesting but also a good foot tapping number. The track also has a 'remix version' that has been experimented with a bit unusual beats at the start and as the track picks up its pace, it ensures that audiences dance along.
One remembers the interesting advertisements of Fevicol and the next track, Fevicol Se, will refresh those memories. If Zandu Balm (from Dabangg) was to fix headache of Salman bhai caused by Makhi and Chadhi Singh then 'Fevicol' is to fix his broken heart. Sensual voices of Mamta Sharma and Wajid accompanied by Keerthi Sagathia, Uvie and Shadaab Faridi create this charismatic item number. Lyricists Sajid, Wajid and Ashraf Ali have used interesting words and slangs to make this track even more interesting. So, listen to it and 'jhoom' along. The track also has a 'remix version' that comes with added 'masala'.
The album would have been incomplete without a romantic number and that has come up well in the next track Saanson Ne. The pleasure of melody in this track has increased many-fold as Sonu Nigam, the King of Romance, lightens up the track with his vocals that are very well accompanied by Tulsi Kumar, hence reminding one of the melodious era of 90s.The track calms you down, invites you to close your eyes and makes you reach a wonderland where you can dance and sing with the one whom you love and live for. Poetic lyrics by Irfan Kamal further enhance the feeling of romance as Sajid-Wajid inch close to a perfect album.
While listening to Dabangg 2, one obviously remembers the sound of 'Dabanng' that stole our hearts and turned out to be year's biggest blockbuster. The concluding track in the album, 'Dabangg Reloaded', only ends up refreshing those memories. Hud Hud Dabangg not only recreates the magic but also takes it to another level. The energetic vocals of Sukhwinder Singh are full of life and he puts all his energy here.
Overall, this complete album is a packaged blockbuster with all five tracks being equally interesting and appealing. While Dagabaaz Re and Sanson Ne are melodious gifts then Pandeyjee Seeti and Fevicol Se are actual crowd pullers. An album which is truly of the people, by the people and for the people.
So keep listening and enjoy!