Music Review of Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara

Sequels are trending in Bollywood this year and one more is on our way this week. Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobaara, which features Akshay Kumar, Imran Khan and Sonakshi Sinha in the main lead. The prequel had a very interesting soundtrack and this second installment also seems to fall on the same lines. So here we present you a ‘Music Review of Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara.

‘Yeh Tune Kya Kiya’ and the remake of ‘Tayyab Ali’ from Amar Akbar Anthony have been creating a buzz among the audience and the whole album as a whole seems pretty good.

The most smashing hit on the album in Yeh Tune Kya Kiya. This one’s a dreamy qawalli with Rajat Arora’s amazing lyrics and makes you think about the title being a lament or a romantic number. Javed Bashir’s voice is just amazing and so is the chorus. We promise after listening to it over a few times “Main dil ka raaz kehta hoon, Ke jab jab saansein leta hoon, Tera hi naam leta hoon,”  would remain at the tip of your tongue. The song is a gem and has already reached my most-played list as it will on yours!

Tayyab Ali on the other hand is not as impressive as the original. The remake is arranged by Anumpam Amod is very respectful to the original’s spirit and melody and plays safe by not experimenting too much. Javed Ali seems a bit stale over the song and doesn’t give us that peppiness or fun quotient that the song really requires. Probably you could skip this one!

Another catchy number is Tu Hi Khwahish with Sunidhi Chauhan. The Burman-ish ‘hoo haah’ to the uncanny guitars with a hint of trumpet.  The tune goes hand in hand with Sunidhi Chauhan who only embraces it further with her attitude and sass. The beats and the rhythm would definitely take you back in the 80′s. Don’t miss this one!

The last number isThe last track, Chugliyaan, where Javed Ali finally gives his best. The romantic number suits his voice pretty well and the lyrics by Rajat Arora are just magic rolled in lots and lots of cheese. The music is pretty simple but melodious with the dholak and strings only giving Ali’s voice some more synth. An outstanding song to end the album.

Here is the full Playlist of the movie which releases on August 15th.

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