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Dabangg- Music Review

Dabangg is already rocking on TV and Radio stations. Since the time Salman has released the trailer, the movie has become one of the most awaited movie of the year. And all thanks to Robinhood Pandey aka Sallu bhai. Now add some Sajid Wajid music to Salman’s dancing style and yes the result is some foot tapping and interesting numbers. I believe Sajid-Wasid has taken a leaf out of Salman’s book and is trying to cash upon the formula music. With movie based upon a small town in North, the look & feel of the movie is very much according to that and so is the music. The soundtrack of the movie is dhinchak but doesn’t there is nothing great of out of the box. Lets check it out what’s stored in for us.

The Album opens with “Tere Mast Mast Do Nain”. Sung by Rahat Fateh Ali khan and written by Faiz Anwar, this number is a slow love number which is very hummable. A sweet melodious number, which is worth a listen. Video is even better..go check out on Youube NOW. There are other two versions one with Shreya Ghoshal and remix version. Out of this only SHreay’s version is better where as the remix version disappoints.

Then comes the chart buster “Munni Badnaam hui” sung by Mamta Sharma and Aishwarya in their own rustic voice penned by Jalis Sherwani, this is one hell of a number. I haven’t seen so much craze about a song in a long time. Lyrics of this new “item number” are brilliant accompanied by peppy music. The expressions used in the song say it all- “Munni badnaam hui, darling tere liye, munni ke gaal gulaabee, nayan sharaabee, chaal nabaabee re…. Re zandu bam hui, darling tere liye………”. “Shilpa si figure, Bebo si ada…can it get better now 😛 Sajid and Wajid have used traditional instruments and have taken the best out of them. So after Beedi Jalayele, Kajrare or other songs..this one is ready to join the list…Aakhir munni badnaam hui hai toh bawal hona hi chaiye….

“Chori Kiya Re Jiya” is a slow mushy number by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal.  A very sweet and simple in rendition. Hear it once or twice and you will catch on to this one. Next is “Udd Udd Dabangg”. Sung by Sukhwinder singh, this is supposed to be the soundtrack on the movie, but sounds like copy from Omkara title track.  Not as effective the Omkara track but will have to see how it suits with Salman with it.

“Humko Peeni hai”, tries to be the next bewada song, but does not looks like it will catch on with the bewadas around. Heavy on dholak & tablas and sung by Wajid, Master Salim and Shabab Sabri. Was expecting this to be much more entertaining and catchy, but this one disappoints. Lastly, there is dabangg title track which is somewhat better. a bit of hard hitting music with some wild wild west feel to it. Now this will go on with Salman’s image in the movie. Accompanied by dialogues of the movie, this one is the promotional stuff we see on TV.

Overall Dabangg’s music is not something different or exceedingly good. Some might fight is too cheesy wit all those lyrics and some might see it more loud, but what ever said and done, this one will hit the right note with the masses and not the classes. Just stick with Munni & Tere mast mast do nain and it won’t disappoint you.

Rating- 2.5 out of 5

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