Rating: 3.5/5 stars

If you are big fan of the Wanted/Ready/Bodyguard genre of movies, Rowdy Rathore is definitely recommended. As is the known fact, the movie is a remake of Telugu flick Vikramarkudu. Now with Prabhu Devaa directing the film, one can expect all the more fun, more so if you are familiar with (and appreciate) the kind of music that he endorses. If you are prepared for that, you won’t be disappointed with the music of Rowdy Rathore. Devaa has also done well to cash in on the popularity of the music director duo of Sajid-Wajid and lyricist Sameer. With the songs carrying a ‘masala’ flavour, they definitely act as are stress-busters.

Akshay Kumar In Rowdy Rathore
Akshay Kumar In Rowdy Rathore

Dhadang Dhang: Rowdy Rathore Music Review

The album opens with Dhadang Dhang. It’s a thorough Mumbaiya song with dandiya beats in the background. After listening to the mukhda, you would be transported to the dandiya nights in Mumbia, if you have experienced one. The plus point here is that you have the best of voices complementing the music. This probably is Shreya Ghoshal’s first attempt in singing a tapori hinglish song and the results are fantastic. Pitching in as a singer, Wajid definitely complements her and the background rhythm is what would stay with the youth as well as the kids.

Chinta Ta Ta Chita Chita: Rowdy Rathore Music Review

Next in line is Chinta Ta Ta Chita Chita. The charm of the song lies in Sameer’s lyrics. Though they are very pedestrian in nature, they go with the music and theme of the movie. Sung by Mika Singh and Wajid, the song grows on you. Also, in true ‘masala’ style, one sees some energetic moves by Akshay (along with dancing star Prabhu Devaa himself).

Ae Re Pritam Pyare: Rowdy Rathore Music Review

Third in line is an item number Aa Re Pritam Pyare which is sung by Mamta Sharma and Sarosh Sami. The song is on the same lines as Munni Badnaam/Sheila Ki Jawaani/Jalebi Bai though the lyrics are much vulgar here. This is a song which has been much publicized though and for all the right reasons because due to its foot tapping appeal, there can be takers expected amongst the front benchers. However the might not go so well with the family audience.

Chammak Challo Chel Chabeli: Rowdy Rathore Music Review

Chammak Challo Chel Chabeli takes the album forward. It’s a song which reminds you of fun-filled songs of the old times and you can imagine it being picturised on someone like Mumtaz/Rajesh Khanna who had the ability to carry and depict the naughtiness and hidden romance in the song.  Shreya Ghoshal and Kumar Sanu have done justice to the mood of the song while Faiz Anwar’s lyrics are a plus. However, highlight of the song is the mood in which it is sung. Hopefully that would reflect on screen in the movie as well.

Tera Ishq Bada Teekha: Rowdy Rathore Music Review

Album moves forward with another romantic number Tera Ishq Bada Teekha. Sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Javed Ali, the song tries to continue the same mood with some passion added to it. However it does not impress much and fails to become an unforgettable romantic outing. Still, the lyrics are fun to listen to as they do carry some meaning to them.

Chandaniya Lori Lori: Rowdy Rathore Music Review

Chandaniya Lori Lori which follows next does full justice to the sleeping lullaby its supposed to be and no one better can be expected to sing it than Shreya Ghoshal. This song stands out in the album and is a feather in Sajid-Wajid’s cap. Full marks to them as the essence of the g has been kept alive. Also, even though the genres are different, it reminds one of Ek Tha Gaon Jahan Ka (Virasat).

Rowdy Rathore Remix: Rowdy Rathore Music Review

Last but not the least, the album concludes with Rowdy Rathore Remix. There is some funky music on display here with the highlight being some Hinglish dialogues that have been mixed with the lyrics. Akshay Kumar sets the tone of the movie in Sunny Deol, especially with the kind of style and baritone that he brings to the dialogues. This track, which is all set to be a favourite of the DJs and youth, should be fun to listen to in the theatres and can be expected to yield lots of whistles and claps.

The Last Word: Rowdy Rathore Music Review

Over all, this is a fun filled album which accentuates the theme and sets the expectations right for the movie. Yet another good attempt from Sajid-Wajid and surely a selling album. For all Akshay fans who have seen him as suave and trained fighter till now, this one is for all the ‘Rowdies’ and the ‘Hooligans’. Let’s see if the movie magic would work because the music definitely does.

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