Yo Yo Honey Singh And Kanika Heat It Up
By Nishevitha Vijayanand, MovieTalkies.com, 06 March 2014
Ragini MMS 2 sees Sunny Leone leashing out her seductive avatar in this sequel to the very successful horror film, Ragini MMS from the stable of Balaji Motion Pictures. Music in a horror film is not expected to be a massy affair. But when musicians like Yo Yo Honey Singh and Meet Brothers Anjjan are involved in the creative department, one expects a more commercial score in the film. And with Ekta Kapoor as the creative head, it is a given that music will be given due importance. Hence, it would not be wrong to say that there is a certain level of curiosity among the listeners for the kind of music that the aforesaid musicians will come up with in the company of other such composers like Chirantan Bhatt and Pranay Rijia. With lyricists like Kumaar, Ustad Bhagdarh Ali Khan and Manoj Yadav joining the party, let us see whether this motley gang of technicians is able to spring a surprise on the listener.
The album opens with Meet Brothers Anjjan’s Baby Doll, a foot-tapping item number which is in line with the listener’s expectations. The video featuring Sunny Leone has already gone viral and is on its way to becoming a chartbuster. But it is Kanika Kapoor who is the real star of this number. Her powerful vocal chords give the extra edge to this peppy track written by Kumaar and one can’t help but groove along with this dhamaka of a number! Kumaar’s lyrics are predominantly in Punjabi and are a little difficult to understand but for a song of this nature, music and the rhythm matters more than the words itself. As is the norm, Baby Doll also has a Remix version which is equally foot-tapping and racy and as good as the original. Chartbuster indeed!
Yo Yo Honey Singh who has indeed become the flavor of the season with every top actor as well as music label wanting to work with him takes the hip-hop route with Chaar Bottle Vodka which is basically an ode to excessive drinking. Bizarre lyrics (Ustad Bhagdarh Ali Khan) apart, Chaar Bottle Vodka has a hook which reminds one of a Nursery Rhyme. Honey raps in style and the background music is quite addictive and one does end up swaying to the rhythm even if one does not appreciate the lyrics. Kudos to Honey for even making a run-of-the-mill average number quite likeable!