Rating: ★ ★
Music director ANAND RAJ ANAND(ARA) has worked as a guest composer recently in NO PROBLEM and for various ventures in the last decade.This time he takes up DOUBLE DHAMAAL,the album has 7 tracks,4 original and 3 remix.The lyrics are also by ARA with support from Mayur Puri.
The album opens with a cracker Chal Kudiye,sung by Anand Raj Anand(ANR) & Mika.The song has already been catched up with the listeners due to the promotional video making rounds on television.It starts with an english rap by Mika and then ARA joins in his usual punjaabi punch style(ARA has sung songs like Billo Rani-Goal and many more).The song is an instant hit from the word 'Go',its a High-on-Beat number,a typical ARA style,which will be a must at the parties and dj's in the coming days.The signature step is a real catchy one on the line"tera mera milna hi double dhamaal".Go for it.
The song later comes in a Remix Version with the same singers and lyrics,only the song has some extra dhol beats which makes it a bit more loud than the original number.A usual remix,nothing new.
Then comes the most hyped song of the album Oye Oye led by Sunidhi Chauhan.The buzz has been around for few days that they have bought the official rights from T-series of the famous song Oye Oye from Tirangaa and gave it a brand new avatar. ARA tries to do a Pritam for this one and fails miserably.I don't see any point of officially buying a famous song if only the line OYE OYE has to be used for the New, rather Remixed song.The song starts well with the old Oye Oye chorus tune but Sunidhi Chauhan fails to re-create the magic of the original sountrack,infact the song sounded a bit like Tere Liye(Prince) in the start.Disappointing,the only thing which can save the song now is the picturisation of the song in the movie.
Oye Oye has a remix version(sunidhi chauhan) which is more pacy and high pitched.Disappointing.
Jalebi Bai by Ritu Pathak(sung Papa jag jaega from housefull) starts with the usual item number beats but 20 seconds in the song and one feels that they are listening to a bad version of sheila ki jawaani(tees maar khan),the drum beats seemed like copied from the vishal-shekhar shelf and the paragraph too has similarities with Sheila song.However Mallika Sherawat will be the jalebi bai in the video of the song(mallika does an item number for the song) and its enough to attract viewers,the song is an attempt to re-create the magic of Munni & Sheila,but the music is a big big minus.Lets see what Mallika makes out of this song.
Mika sing has crooned the last original track of the album Chill maaro,a perfect Mika number.The song has lyrics that will catch your attention instantly and the care-free-cool voice of Mika makes the song Brilliant(Mika hardly disappoints).Its the best of the lot with a 2 and a half remixed version which is a usual remix number.
The music of Double Dhamaal offers nothing new.Jalebi bai and Oye Oye success depends upon the Promotion of the videos and the movie.Chal kudiye is the only plus.