Rating: 3.5/5 Stars (Three and half stars)

Music Director/s: Sachin-Jigar

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ABCD 2 starring Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor and Prabhu Dheva in key roles is the second part of the popular dance film Any Body Can Dance. The Remo D’Souza film is expected to be a visual delight but composers Sachin-Jigar make sure to make it a musical one too. The album is fresh and tries to touch different genres with its 10 songs.

Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor in a still from movie 'ABCD - Any Body Can Dance - 2'
Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor in a still from movie ‘ABCD – Any Body Can Dance – 2’

Chunar – ABCD – Any Body Can Dance – 2 Music Review

Chunar is a beautiful composition that is emotionally spell-binding. Expressing a mother’s absence and the sense of belonging that the son is missing have been captured brilliantly in this track. Sachin-Jigar ace this composition as they chose Arijit Singh for the vocals. Singh’s voice truly converse the pain and the Indian musical arrangements work their magic along with the emotionally rich lyrics. The song finds an instant connect with the listener and in moments of solace, this one would be a gem to listen to.

Sun Saathiya – ABCD – Any Body Can Dance – 2 Music Review

One of the sweetest tracks from the album, Sun Saathiya is a romantic number that you just can’t get enough of. Priya Saraiya sings it with her saccharine like voice and the song gets another level of energy with Divya Kumar’s vocals. The piano pieces in the song are extremely endearing, which set the mood for this romantic number. Sun Saathiya is one song you may want to hold onto even after the film’s release.

Bezubaan Phir Se – ABCD – Any Body Can Dance – 2 Music Review

Bezubaan was one of the most popular tracks from ABCD and it gets revamped as Bezubaan Phir Se. The newer version of this song gets more electrifying as Vishal Dadlani croons it with full gusto. Also adding female vocals, the new rendition has Anushka Manchanda giving her super confident voice. Compared to the older version, Bezubaan Phir Se is more energetic and speeds up on its pace towards the end, where we can expect some spectacular dance moves.

Happy B’Day – ABCD – Any Body Can Dance – 2 Music Review

Happy B’Day is the most peppy and fun numbers from the album. It is fresh and the beats truly make you get up and dance to it. The use of ‘Aww’ in the song is so catchy that you cannot miss listening to this number. Varun Dhawan once again does a little bit of rapping in this song like previously he did it in Lucky Tu Lucky Me from Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. Other vocalists on the song are Sachin Sanghvi and Jigar Saraiya. This is one of the most entertaining tracks from the album and I would have to say one of the most fun Birthday songs too.

If You Hold My Hand – ABCD – Any Body Can Dance – 2 Music Review

If You Hold My Hand is a pop song that sounds just like a Boy Band number from the west. The beats are not novel and this song totally gives you a deja-vu feeling as soon as you hear it. Benny Dayal is an accomplished singer and even as he tries to make this song better, the musical arrangements make it a monotonously repetitive number.

Hey Ganaraya – ABCD – Any Body Can Dance – 2 Music Review

Hey Ganaraya is the spiritual track from the album that enthuses a lot of energy with its religious aura. The musical arrangements vary in the song and the use of percussion is at its best. Typical for a devotional number, the instruments such as the conch are made use of. Divya Kumar’s vocals are powerful and match with the tempo of the song as it heightens. Hey Ganaraya may not be the song that you would play on loop but certainly we may expect some spectacular choreography in the movie.

Happy Hour – ABCD – Any Body Can Dance – 2 Music Review

This is one of the most chilled out songs from the album. Mika Singh excels in singing songs that have a part effect on you. Happy Hour is truly a song that you could listen to in Happy Hours at pubs. The song also has musical portions which will make you dance.

Naach Meri Jaan – ABCD – Any Body Can Dance – 2 Music Review

Naach Meri Jaan is another peppy track from the album which is entertaining enough. The song’s beats are catchy and with mixed vocals from Benny Dayal, Shalmali Kholgade, Siddharth Basrur and Rimi Nique it retains its freshness. The song may not exactly find its way to your i-pod but it will make up for a good hear in the film.

Tattoo – ABCD – Any Body Can Dance – 2 Music Review

Tattoo is another foot-tapping number from the album that is quite experimental compared to the other tracks composed by Sachin-Jigar. But I have to say more than the music, it is the vocals of Shefali Alvares that impressed me the most. It is a rocking number for the young and the restless to dance away. Of course considering the film is a dance flick, it is expected to have a lot of such songs. So even though this may not be an audio track that one would enjoy much, it may turn out to be a visual treat.

Vande Mataram – ABCD – Any Body Can Dance – 2 Music Review

The National song of India ‘Vande Mataram‘ gets revamped in this album. Naturally, we can expect a breathtaking dance item in the video and this could form the climax performance in the film. Various artists come together for this song such as Daler Mehendi, Divya Kumar, Badshah and Tanishka Sanghvi. The song has a lot of variations and even repeats the first song ‘Chunar‘ in the middle portions.

The Last Word – ABCD – Any Body Can Dance – 2 Music Review

ABCD 2 album is a big 10 song album with some fabulously energetic numbers that will make you dance. Composers Sachin-Jigar try their best to present an album that will impress the listeners too since after the movie releases, the visuals will surely take the fore. The best songs form the album are ‘Chunar‘ as the emotional number, ‘Sun Saathiya‘ as the romantic number and ‘Happy Hour’ and B’Day song as club numbers. I am going with a 3.5/5 for this album.

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