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Jackpot

Arijit Singh shines in the opening track Kabhi jo baadal barse, a soulful, romantic ballad composed by Sharib and Toshi. The brothers create a lilting number that’s no doubt melodious but doesn’t get marks for novelty. The song seems straight out of a film from the Bhatt camp. Shreya Ghoshal’s version of the same track, although subdued and melancholic, is quite pleasing too. Of the two remixes of the song, it’s Rishi Rich’s version that stands out due to its easy, lounge feel.

Not even Mika Singh’s trademark swagger can redeem Full jhol, a poorly written, badly put-together techno dance number. Singh, who has also composed this track, goes overboard with the synthesised beats, making it quite an unbearable listen.

Despite the presence of the energetic Remo Fernandez and a music motif inspired by Ge re saiba (Bobby), Bol bugger bol is a massive disappointment. Jackpot jeetna (Sunidhi Chauhan) attempts to be a Bond-style intro number but ends up so miserably lame that it will suck the life out of you. Ditto for the English number Now you see, now you don’t!

However, Eggjactly rendered by Jaaved Jaaferi is somewhat engaging thanks to the actor’s amazing ability to rap and the humourous lyrics. Juno Reactor’s Jackpot is a routine techno instrumental piece featuring Hamsika Iyer in a cameo.

The soundtrack of Jackpot comprises 10 tracks set to tune by nine different composers. Sadly, just one song is worth your time.

Verdict: Stay away!

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