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Pedestrian- Desi Boyz

Veteran David Dhawan’s son Rohit makes his debut as a director with Desi Boyz. The promos suggest that the film is a colourful tale of two male strippers played by Akshay Kumar and John Abraham. Pritam, who composed some simple but effective melodies for Mausam recently, has created the soundtrack for this comedy too.

The album opens with the boisterous title track Make some noise for the desi boyz (Bob, KK). Though Pritam recycles his regular dance-number template, this energetic song works due to its racy pace and KK’s strong and spirited rendition.

Next, Pritam draws inspiration from his own songs – Chor bazaari from Love Aaj Kal and Zor ka jhatka from Action Replayy, to create Jhak maar ke. Though there is nothing original about this composition either, Pritam makes it entertaining by using a catchy hook, a shehnai-like effect, and combining it with an interesting mix of vocals – Neeraj Sridhar and Harshdeep Kaur. This Punjabi number is enjoyable till it lasts.

The composer fuses Indian with techno pop in Subah hone na de, a fairly enjoyable love song. Though the lyrics are pedestrian, Mika and the auto-tuned voice of Shefali Alvares make this number a notch above mediocre. Allah maaf kare would have been a boring rehash of Razia from Thank You if it weren’t for Sonu Nigam’s enthusiastic singing, and Let it be (Shaan) is awfully bland.

There is nothing novel about Pritam’s music for Desi Boyz.

Verdict: Predictable

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