Baaghi 2 Music Review: Works Well For The Film
When it comes to an action entertainer, as long as the music fills in the need of keeping the fast paced narrative forward, it works fine. This is what is expected from the soundtrack of Baaghi 2 as well which has Tiger Shroff getting into the Rambo mode. Of course, when it comes to 'desi' Bollywood films, even Rambo dances to club remixes and sings around the trees. This is what Tiger does as well in Baaghi 2!
This is pretty much seen right at the beginning of the soundtrack as Sandeep Shirodkar recreates Mundiyan. Interestingly, this song was also placed in the soundtrack of Tiger's father Jackie Shroff's Boom which was released 15 years back! Written by Ginny Diwan, the new version is rendered by Navraj Hans and Palak Muchhal who bring in a lot of spunk to the proceedings. A chartbuster all over again.
There are as many as three recreated versions in Baaghi 2 and the second one to arrive is Ek Do Teen. To put it plain and simple, this was one simply avoidable. Had the original song by Laxmikant Pyarelal and Javed Akhtar been pitched as it is in Baaghi 2, it would still have been okay. However, whether it is musical effort by Sandeep Shirodkar who has a tough job in hand to recreate the song or Shreya Ghoshal who tries to fit into the shoes of Alka Yagnik, just about nothing works. A lot has anyways been said about Jacqueline Fernandez trying to do a Madhuri Dixit and hence as an overall package, the song is a quick skip.
Third song to be recreated in the album is Soniye Dil Nayi and this is the one which was originally heard more than half a decade ago. Gourov-Roshin step in as the composers here for this Kumaar written number that is rendered by Ankit Tiwari and Shruti Pathak. The song has its moments, though one wonders why this is a much slower version when compared to the original which was far more upbeat.
Rest of the album is made of original numbers though. Composer and lyricist Arko steps into the arena first and he ropes in Atif Aslam to do the honors behind the mike. Titled O Saathi, this romantic number somehow doesn't carry the kind of punch that one would have expected, given the kind of credentials that the musical team carries. Payal Dev's voice is heard as well in this song that just about passes muster.
On the other hand Jubin Nautiyal's Lo Safar is still a better love song as it narrates the emotional journey of the protagonist who is now set out for a beautiful romantic life ahead. While the singer renders this one with his heart in, there is good platform provided by composer Mithoon and lyricist Sayeed Quadri who yet again come up with a song that touches the heartstrings.
As for the album's conclusion there is Ginny Diwan written Get Ready To Fight Again, though this one doesn't quite turn out to be a grand finale per se. Pranaay does try to bring some zing into the proceedings and there are a few exhilarating moments as well. However, this version with an all-male team of Anand Bhaskar, Jatinder Singh and Siddharth Basrur behind the mike isn't really the kind that brings on euphoria from a standalone song perspective. Yes, when seen as a part of the film, especially around the interval point and climax, it should work well.
The music of Baaghi 2 turns out to be a decent affair that should do well in ensuring that it works well for the film.Our picks: Lo Safar, Mundiyan
Release Date : 30 March 2018
Producer : Sajid Nadiadwala
Director : Ahmed Khan
Genre : Action
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