Film: “Yamla Pagla Deewana 2”; Music Directors: Sharib-Toshi; Singers: Rahul Seth, Sanchita Bhattacharya, Sukhwinder Singh, Shankar Mahadevan, Mika Singh, Shreya Ghoshal, Sonu Nigam, Sunidhi Chauhan, Diljit Dosanjh, Sachinn Gupta, Dharmendra, and Suzzanne D’Mello; Rating: **1/2 – high on Punjabi flavour.
If the theme of director Sangeeth Sivan’s forthcoming movie “Yamla Pagla Deewana 2” has a strong Punjabi flavour, its soundtrack is high on the same too. Keeping in sync with the theme, composer duo Sharib-Toshi has embellished the five tracks with loud beats and entertaining music.
The album makes an impressive start with title number “Yamla pagla deewana”. Rahul Seth’s rap is good, but it could’ve been better. The song is a rare combination of good music and apt lyrics with element of fun. Singers Sanchita Bhattacharya, Sukhwinder Singh and Shankar Mahadevan have put in their best. With dominating Punjabi flavour, the composition is different, but average.
If ‘High on Punjabi flavour’ has to be defined, singer Mika Singh’s “Changli hai changli hai” is an ideal example of that. Replete with fast beats and whistles, the Hinglish lyrics in the song are attention grabber. A typical “road side Romeo” kind of a song, it’s high on energy and beats.
Sonu Nigam’s voice sounds very interesting when he goes behind the mike to sing typical Punjabi song “Suit tera lal rang da”. Sunidhi joins him and she changes the tone and pace of the song in an impeccable manner.
The next track is a surprise number. With a tinge of western electro beats, “Main taan aida hi nachda” is interesting and refreshing. Singers Diljit Dosanjh and Sachinn Gupta seem to have fun while singing it, and it shows in the song. With a lot of catchy and groovy music, it is the high point of the album. Dharmendra joins the singers towards the end.
Last one is “Jatt yamla pagla ho gaya”. Sung by Mika and Suzzane D’Mello, it is similar to the title track. Repetition of the same kind of beats and music elements, make it boring! Although it starts off differently, but gradually adapts the beats replete with Punjabi tadka.
Besides the above five tracks, the album also has “Saadi daru da pani (YPD version)”, “Jatt yamla pagla ho gaya (Version)” and “YPD2 Mashup”.
Too much of anything is bad and it goes for “Yamla Pagla Deewana 2” soundtrack that has an overdose of Punjabi music. Although entertaining, it gets monotonous after first two songs. One wishes composers would have experimented a little more.
Having said that, it is an ideal album for those who love to dance on loud beats.