Star rating : 2.5/5 (Two And Half Star)
Music Director: Pritam
Somehow I always thought Milan Luthria has a good ear for music, especially after he roped in Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan to conjure up a delectable song in Kachche Dhaage. But frankly with Once Upon In Mumbaai‘s second edition I am slightly disappointed with both Pritam and Luthria. Pritam’s last hit album Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani still has its tune fresh in my head and its songs are on the loop on my playlist. However, with this album there is meager chances of any of the tracks to stay on your music shelf at all.
Ye Tune Kya Kiya – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobaara! Music Review
Sung by Javed Bashir, the song’s beauty is only in his wonderful voice. The lyrics are too rash and hence the impact runs out. The song’s lyrical bit doesn’t have any rhyming in it, and the tempo is unusually high. The melody and the pace could have been altered for the better!
Tayyab Ali – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobaara! Music Review
The lyrics of this song are a standout and perhaps that’s what makes this repackaged version of the Mohd. Rafi classic sound good. Keeping comparisons aside, this one is a fine hear. Javed Bashir’s voice is appealing as always and there is a nice touch of humor in his eclectic singing. I am never is favor of remaking old tracks since I perceive it as lack of imagination and hence this track is lag for me.
Tu Hi Khwaish Na – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobaara! Music Review
Sung by Sunidhi Chauhan, this song is brilliant and stands out with its catchy beats. It is vigorous and its rhythm is well arranged musically. The retro cabaret beats comes across well in Sunidhi’s sensuous voice.
Chaugliyan – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobaara! Music Review
In the voices of Javed Ali and Saher Ali Bagga, the song leaves absolutely zero impact in its first hear. However, in its soft and easy to hum ways the love ballad is mostly flat. The instruments’ arrangement in the song doesn’t fascinate and loses appeal too soon!
The Last Word – Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobaara! Music Review
Overall the OUATIMD album is just about alright. With such few songs to gauge from it is an average album with only Tu Hi Khawish standing out in terms of lingering music. I am going with 2.5/5 for this album. Pritam and his singers can do much better than this. I was expecting the original OUATIM delight but in comparison this one turned out to be drab!
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