Dabangg 2


Review by : Behindwoods Review Board, Behindwoods Review Board
Album Release Date : Nov 15,2012
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Production: Arbaaz Khan, Malaika Arora Khan
Cast: Prakash Raj, Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha
Direction: Arbaaz Khan
Music: Sajid-Wajid
Background score: Arbaaz Khan
Cinematography: Aseem Mishra
Distribution: Arbaaz Khan Productions

Dabangg 2 is probably the most hyped Bollywood movie in recent years thanks to Salman Khan’s brand value and the cult status that Dabangg achieved in 2010. The music of the sequel was released today. Have Sajid and Wajid lived up to the huge hoopla?

Dagabaaz Re
Singers: Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shadab Faridi, Shreya Ghoshal
Lyrics: Irshad Kamil, Jalees Sherwani, Sameer

This song is too similar to the ‘Tere Mast’ number from Dabangg; the singers are all the same. Nevertheless, the song is likable thanks to the catchy rhythm that it has and to the use of ‘dhol’ and ‘tabla’. Other traditional instruments like veena and harmonium have also been used to make this a good ‘sufi’ style song.

Pandeyjee Seeti
Singers: Shadab Faridi
Lyrics: Irshad Kamil, Jalees Sherwani, Sameer

This one sounds similar to a band number and this can be expected to get the appreciation of the front benchers. The upbeat tempo is the biggest USP of the number which also has a small reference to the mega hit ‘Munni Badnaam’ number from Dabangg. This number will also feature ‘Munni’ Malaika Arora Khan.

There is a remix version of this song which has a slightly increased tempo and heavy electronic percussions. The production of this remix isn’t up to the mark of other remixes.

Fevicol Se
Singers: Keerthi Sagathia, Mamta Sharma, Shadab Faridi, UVIE, Wajid
Lyrics: Irshad Kamil, Jalees Sherwani, Sameer

This is the item song which will feature Kareena Kapoor shaking her legs with Chulbul Pandey. This song has also been targeted at the masses. The rhythm of the song is rustic and infectious while the singing style is sensual and nonchalant. The string sounds in this song make the song livelier.

This number also has a remix that is akin to the ‘you spin my head right round’ number. Electronic percussions are the only difference between this one and the original. Nothing special!

Saanson Ne
Singers: Sonu Nigam, Tulsi Kumar
Lyrics: Irshad Kamil, Jalees Sherwani, Sameer

This one is an earthy melody rendered by the silken Sonu Nigam and Tulsi Kumar. The song has a melodious string and shehnai section but the ‘dhol’ percussions in the song give it a really dated feel.

Dabangg Reloaded
Singers: Shadab Faridi
Lyrics: Irshad Kamil, Jalees Sherwani, Sameer

This is a heroic number which uses the popular ‘Udd Udd Dabangg’ refrain. The tune just seems to be an extension of that song. The impact created by that song is hard to match as this one falls flat almost. The trumpets try to infuse a massy ring to the song.

Remixes for almost every song are becoming sort of an indulgence. Again, just the beats differentiate the remix of this song and the original. The remix fails to deliver anything out of the ordinary.

Verdict: The songs might turn out to be popular among the mainstream mass audience thanks to the brand value that Salman and Dabangg possess. But, the soundtrack doesn’t have anything different or interesting going for it. A flat attempt from Sajid - Wajid



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