Anand Rai is back with the sequel to his lovable Tanu Weds Manu. After the success of Raanjhana, one has huge expectations from him. Although AR Rahman was the composer of Raanjhana but since Krsna had composed for the first part of Tanu Weds Manu, he was bound to be on board. Along with Krsna, there’s a guest composer duo Tanishk and Vayu. Also, Krsna has started writing “solo” after his name. The reason is unknown.
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Music: Krsna Solo; Lyrics: Raj Shekhar; Music Label: Eros Music
1. Banno – Singers: Brijesh Shandlya, Swati Sharma; Guest Composer: Tanishk & Vayu; Guest Lyricist: Vayu – Swagger is denoted to a coat or jacket with a loose flare from shoulders (for those who don’t know). Guests are the most important part in our culture so the soundtrack starts with a solo composition from the debutante duo, the guest composers Tanishk and Vayu. They manage to grab the listeners’ attention quite well with an extremely cute and catchy tune that goes well with the two new singers Brijesh and Swati. The hook line is a popular folk-inspired tune, commonly known as “banno tera mukhda, chaand ka tukda”. The arrangements are fresh even with the most typical instruments Nagada and Tumbi played in the most typical way. An excellent start to the musical journey of Bollywood for Tanishk & Vayu.
2. Move On – Singer: Sunidhi Chauhan – It’s a break-up song that do not ponder about things like judaai or tanhaayi. Instead, it tells you to happily move on with your life. Raj Shekhar’s aptly written lyrics perfect for the situation is an attention seeking element in the song. Rhythm is vibrant with antara being the best portion in the song and who better than Sunidhi could have justified it! The line “move on” could have been catchier as it gets monotonous after some time though the lovely antara which slightly finds itself in the zone of Mannat (Daawat-e-Ishq), covers up the minor flaws in the song. A good conceptual and pragmatic track filled with positivity.
3. Mat Ja Re – Singer: Ankit Tiwari – Yes, a bit 90’s style composition but the song has been programmed really well, giving well-deserved space for the Daphli to play the Keherwa rhythm which always helps the song reach its efficiency along with two nice Harmonium pieces in both the interludes. Ankit Tiwari, for a change, sounds totally different from his usual sung songs and that change is for good. One might wonder the reason behind this to be the voice of him used is his original and not autotuned. That’s the only reason visible. Anyway, the composition in spite of having a 90’s touch, is catchy and lovable.
4. Ghani Bawri – Singer: Jyoti Nooran – Amazingly cute composition by Krsna that is sung by Jyoti with utter cuteness and Kangana is expected to bring more cuteness to this on the screen. Again. the programming is excellently done which makes typical Punjabi arrangements sound very effective. Lyrics are also really cutely written by Raj Shekhar. It is surely going to be one of the most enjoyable tracks of the year, being played in every house, particularly in wedding ceremonies. Deserves repeat listening!
5. Old School Girl – Singer: Anmoll Malik – This is a surprise from Krsna and Raj Shekhar as an English Jazz styled track wasn’t expected at all. Luckily the surprise is in favor of the listeners as the track is really good and the lyrics are perfect according to the situation. Trumpet wonderfully accompanies Anmoll who has done a fabulous job, rendering it in just the way it needed. A Jazzy track in a Punjabi-oriented soundtrack is a wonderful treat.
6. Ho Gaya Hai Pyar – Singer: Dev Negi – A nice romantic track with lyrics again perfectly matching up to the situation. Dev Negi gives quite a decent performance being accompanied by mild Guitar and by Tabla in the antara and later by the beautiful combination of Violin and Shehnaayi played in the end. The song could have been more interesting, lacking some good arrangements. Pleasurable!
7. O Sathi Mere – Singer: Sonu Nigam – One doesn’t search much for the instrumentation and arrangements when one is provided with a romantic track sung by Sonu Nigam. He actually holds the song so well that you are not able to notice anything but his voice. The song has been programmed extremely well on which Sonu’s voice sounds so effective that one just unconsciously presses the repeat button. The composition is otherwise very complicated giving a slight Rahman-ish touch and therefore it needs to be heard again and again again. #WelcomeSong
The floating career of Krsna after his debut in Tanu Weds Manu finally seems to get stable with its sequel that provides a soundtrack which is full of Love and Happiness.
The Final Verdict: POSSIBLE
The Verdict Order: DISAGREE < NOT A PROBLEM < OKAY < POSSIBLE < AGREE
Musical Sameekshaa Monthly Awards (May 2015)
Singer of the Month (Female): Neeti Mohan – Dhadaam Dhadaam (Bombay Velvet)
Singer of the Month (Male): Sonu Nigam – O Sathi Mere (Tanu Weds Manu Returns)
Singer Jodi of the Month: Mohit Chauhan & Neeti Mohan – Behroopia (Bombay Velvet)
Composer of the Month (Song): Amit Trivedi – Aam Hindustani (Bombay Velvet)
Lyricist of the Month: Manoj Yadav – Bezubaan (Piku)
Composer of the Month (Album): Amit Trivedi – Bombay Velvet
Song of the Month: Behroopia – Bombay Velvet (Amit Trivedi, Amitabh Bhattacharya)
Album of the Month: Bombay Velvet – Sony Music / Zee Music Company