The queen of the marquee is back! After two resounding musical successes, Main Hoon Na and Om
Shanti Om (OSO), Farah Khan returns with her latest offering, Tees Maar Khan. Starring current box-office darling Katrina Kaif and Akshay Kumar, the film promises to be a full-blown masala entertainer. Vishal-Shekar, who composed the hit soundtrack of OSO, return as music directors. There has been a lot of expectation from this soundtrack and it’s time to check if the album is worth the hype.
Tees maar khan, the title track written and composed by Shirish Kunder, features Sonu Nigam in 54 different voices. Nigam is an accomplished singer and one of our finest but this song showcases his versatility more as a mimicry artist than a singer. Lavishly mounted, Kunder’s tune is entertaining with a catchy signature hook and enough comic appeal to make it popular especially among kids.
Touted as the number-one item song of the year, Sheila ki jawani has the thump to get you grooving. The ingredients are all in place – Sunidhi’s sexy vocals, energetic drums, an infectious harmonium hook and a dash of qawwali – but the tune doesn’t quite live up to the dramatic title of the song. While the track will find popularity, it is unlikely to evoke the kind of mass hysteria spread by Dabangg’s Munni badnaam.
Wallah re wallah (Shekar Ravjiani, Kamaal Khan, Raja Hassan, Shreya Ghosal) has the vigour but lacks the charm of an entertaining qawalli. Hopefully, Salman Khan’s appearance along with the film’s leads will make it more appealing on the big screen. The lyrics of Badey dilwala (Shreya Ghosal, Sukhwinder Singh) shower praise on the protagonist but the folksy tune is startlingly pedestrian.
Happy ending (Harshit Saxena, Abhijeet Sawant, Prajakte Shukre, Debojit Saha) features prominent participants from various reality singing shows on TV and that sadly is the only USP of this lacklustre song.