Jolly LLB 2 Music Review: Quick And Snappy
The first thing that you notice about the soundtrack of Jolly LLB 2 is the fact that it's duration is just 15 minute with only four songs in there. That makes it an average of less than four minutes per song and could well be one of the shortest ever albums of an Akshay Kumar film. As a matter of fact his last release Rustom was spread over 35 minutes with as many as 10 tracks in there (many of which were reprise/different versions though). Nonetheless, coming back to Jolly LLB 2, a couple of songs from the film have already been unveiled and it is time to check out the remaining two.
It has been more than 10 days since Go Pagal was unveiled. Put together by Manj Musik, this one has Nindy Kaur giving good company to Raftaar behind the mike. Together, they bring in a lot of 'raftaar' to this fast paced song which doesn't have a single dull moment, keeps the feet tapping right and is just right for a celebratory outing. Though a lot has been said around this Manj Musik and Raftaar written number being an ideal follow up to Do Me A Favour Let's Play Holi from Akshay's own Waqt, the fact is that latter was a tad superior. Still, this one (with Nilesh Patel as the co-composer) has its place under the sun.
Of late, Akshay has been ensuring that every film of his has one memorable romantic number in there. Rustom had boasted of O Tere Sang Yaara while Airlift had Soch Na Sake which is played till date. Though one waits to see whether Chirrantan Bhatt composed and Junaid Wasi written Bawara Mann will reach there as well or not, one has to acknowledge the fact that as singers, Jubin Nautiyal and Neeti Mohan indeed do well behind the mike. Now if only the overall styling and presentation of the song had been a little better, 'Bawara Mann' could have been all the more enjoyable.
Next to arrive is a familiar tune in the form of Jolly Good Fellow. Over the years one has heard this much popular tune in many a outing, especially in Hollywood films. Now the traditional celebration tune is adapted by Meet Bros for this title track where they also step in as singers. Written by Shabbir Ahmed, this one has the coming together of 'desi' fun in a 'videshi' tune that blends in rather seamlessly. While Purnima Solanki and Sanchiti Sakat provide support as the female vocalists, Shabbir Ahmed and Earl Edgar chip in with Hindi and English rap portions.
Majority of 'desi' films which have drama as an inherent element tend to bring in a Sufi number as an added ingredient. Now Jolly LLB 2 is no different as Vishal Khurana is entrusted with the job of putting together a 'qawalli' O Re Rangreza. Though this one has Sukhwinder Singh leading the show from the front with Murtuza Mustafa & Qadir Mustafa chipping in, somehow the song barely comes across as situational. Junaid Wasi's lyrics are in line with the proceedings on screen and one can expect them to take the story forward.
Music of Jolly LLB 2 is reasonably entertaining with songs expected to blend in well with the narrative. As for the overall entertainment quotient, it is songs like 'Go Pagal' and 'Jolly Good Fellow' that should keep the pace fast for the film.
Our picks: Go Pagal, Jolly Good Fellow, Bawara Mann
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