If it is a Prabhu Deva film, it has to have some foot-tapping music and long-lasting melody has nothing to do with it. His movies are not exactly Sholay to be remembered or be in the must-watch list. R…Rajkumar fits the bill and can be called a good mixed bag. To completely trash it would be unfair to the songs and the music director Pritam who has made attempts to add sense to the rowdiness.
Director: Prabhu Deva
Actors: Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonu Sood, Ashish Vidyarthi, Mukul Dev and Srihari
Lyrics: Anupam Amod and Mayur Puri
There are full chances of your footsteps tapping on the beats of Saree Ke Fall. Though the lyrics are not something great, they appeal to you nevertheless. With a typical South Indian flavour, it is yet not loud or jarring. The pleasing sound could be courtesy the instrumentation. Singers Antara Mitra and Nakash Aziz add a certain innocence and charm to the song. The South flavour is carried forward in the season’s favourite Gandi Baat, sung by the usual culprit Mika Singh, backed by Kalpana Patowary. Its OTT music makes you want to dance in abandonment. There is some killer use of electric guitar and trumpet and Mika just breathes fire into the song.
But the star of the album (and a sleeper hit) is Dhoka Dhadi. Pritam always saves his one romantic (and possibly the best) tracks somewhere in his album. It has some fabulous arrangements of musical instruments like gypsy violin, harmonium, bongo, and clarinet. This breezy number has been ably supported by Arjit Singh and Palak Munchal. They complement each other and raise the song to another level.
To call Mat Maari as a ho-hum song would be a good idea. The only reason why you tolerate this song is because of singers Kunal Ganjawala and Sunidhi Chauhan. At the best, you will not hate the song. Antara Mitra brings on a different antara with Kaddu Katega where she sings through her nose. The valiant singing effort is laid to waste due to the song’s inherent dullness. The Gandi Baat Remix is quite normal, as is the Saree Ke Fall Remix.
Fun albums like R…Rajkumar are good to enjoy that party or a drive with friends with music on loudspeakers. But it just fails to make it to the must-albums list. Enjoy it till the flavour lasts.
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