RATING: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
A popular soundtrack acts as sone pe suhaga if the film is strong in merits and cast.This has been proven long long back and still it works in Bollywood.I remember BUNTY & BABLI,there was nothing special in the movie post interval but the song KAJRAARE(the trio of ash,abhi n big b) did wonders for the movie.Recently MUNNI GOT BADNAAM but DABBANG got HIT(not solely because of MUNNI but still it helped),4 baj gaye proved useful for FALTU,there are numerous examples,but the point is Music lures the public to the big screen.
Ready offers 8 songs(4 originals and 4 remixes),a rare in case the music director is PRITAM(who offers loads of songs in a movie-AJab prem ki gajab kahani,Once upon a time in mumbai & many more).The best part about the album is -It doesnt needs a 2nd hearing-the 2 sure shot chartbusters-Charachter Dheela and Dhinka Chika-grows on u instantly(thats the quality of PRITAM).Unlike Shankar-ehsaan-loy and A.R.Rehman,Pritam compositions doesn't needs multiple hearings,the songs just clicks at 1 go.
Coming back to READY,Character dheela is a trademark pritam tune with neeraj sridhar behind the vocals(d female singer-amrita kak is also impressive though),the song has already created a stir due to its unsual lyrics(amitabh bhattacharya),the reference to MUNNI,ShEila ; FAcebuk makes it even more interesting.
The next track HUMKO PYAR HUYA disappoints me despit good start with the english vocals.Love song in a salman movie will now be compared to TERE MAST MAST 2 Nain and humko pyar huya is no way near to it.
Now the next song,DHINKA CHIKA,WOW,(its an adaptation of telegu RINGA RINGA) Mika is electrifyng as always.The lyrics are a little hat-ke and the beats are catchy.When i 1st heard it,name of Altaaf raja(tum to thehre pardesi fame) came to my mind,just because of the reference to all the 12 months in one song,Altaaf raja also have a song with the same reference,but Dhinka Chika is far far better and also the genre is lot diff
Next song MERI ADAA BHI is an avg number(as rahat fateh ali khan is known more for soulfull numbers than dance one's).1 thing that Pritam does in his albums is variety in the original and remix of a song(either a diff singer or diff lyrics),that shows quality of hard work he puts in his tunes,the remix of Dhinka Chinka is also sung by mika,but the lyrics are different with added beats..