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Music Review: ABCD 2

BollyCurry has undertaken the task of reviewing the soundtrack. Read on to find out more about our thoughts on it.

2015-06-10T23:40:00Z
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ABCD 2 is the much awaited sequel to India's first dance film ABCD: Any Body Can Dance (2013) and is slated for a mid - June release. With ace choreographer Remo D'Souza donning the director's cap yet again, ABCD 2 stars the young heart throbs Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor. Many artistes from the prequel are a part of this project too, including the likes of  Lauren Gottlieb, Salman Yusuff Khan and Dharmesh Yelande.

The soundtrack of ABCD 2 comprises of ten songs composed by the duo Sachin-Jigar and written by Mayur Puri, Rimi Nique, Priya Saraiya, D Soldierz and Badshah. BollyCurry has undertaken the task of reviewing the soundtrack. Read on to find out more about our thoughts on it.

The first track from the album, written by Mayur Puri, is
"Chunar" which has meaningful lyrics that convey emotional longing. Arijit Singh once again meets the mark with his soul-stirring vocals adding to the impact of the simple yet poignant wordings. It is a surprise opening track and not a dance number as expected.

Next number from the album is "Sun Saathiya" with lyrics by Priya Saraiya, who has also sung the track along with Divya Kumar. The number oozes romance from every musical note and the husky rendition by Saraiya turns this into one of the memorable tracks from the film.

The one track that all fans of the ABCD franchise absolutely love is "Bezubaan". The third song from the album is "Bezubaan Phir Se"- a somewhat pacier and a dub step flavor integrated version of the original. Anushka Manchanda and Madhav Krishna's melodious voices complement each other's while Vishal Dadlani's gritty rendition is a hark back to his Parikrama days.

"Happy B'day" is the quintessential party track with rap verses by D Soldierz mashed up with Punjabi and Hindi lyrics by Mayur Puri. The talents who took to the mic for this song include composers Sachin-Jigar, rapper D Soldierz and hero Dhawan himself. With addictive beats and a catchy chorus, its a great number to groove to on the dance floor!

The next song is a breezy romantic number  "If You Hold My Hand"  crooned by playback gem Benny Dayal. The English and Hindi wordings by Rimi Nique and Badshah will definitely have the listeners recalling the pop songs by the then popular boy bands of the Nineties.

"Hey Ganaraya" is the track that follows and is a devotional song penned by Mayur Puri. The rustic-voiced Divya Kumar is the perfect choice for this number and his emotive performance is sure to touch a chord with the listeners.

The lone track from the album sung by Mika Singh, "Happy Hour" has offbeat lyrics by D Soldierz. It starts off as a painfully slow number and does pick up pace towards the end. However, it is a forgettable number by all counts.

A welcome change from the lagging tempo of the previous number comes in the form of the peppy dance track "Naach Meri Jaan" with energetic vocals by  Benny Dayal, Shalmali Kholgade, Siddharth Basrur and Rimi Nique. A dash of Latina flavor adds to the upbeat vibe of this track.

The next song is "Tattoo" sung by Shefali Alvares with completely Bollywood-esque lyrics by Mayur Puri; mash up of English and Hindi wordings seems to be his forte. This number is an unexceptional song that may remain the flavor of the hour for a short duration.

A track replete with rapidly changing beats and high powered vocals by Daler Mehndi, Tanishka Sanghvi, Badshah and Divya Kumar is the last song of the album "Vande Mataram". The lyrics are again by Mayur Puri and the number contains a reprise of the first track "Chunar" as well adding to its emotional feel.

The ABCD 2 album showcases the brilliance of composers Sachin-Jigar and they have succeeded in presenting the listeners with songs fit for a dance movie. The romantic number "Sun Saathiya" and the spirited "Bezubaan Phir Se" being the standout tracks whilst the other songs are  also quite good. Hence, BollyCurry awards this album 3.5 out of 5 stars.

The brilliantly choreographed songs featuring some never-before-seen dance moves are already a rage on all the music channels and the catchy tunes have RJs playing them on repeat . The tracks of ABCD 2 are bound to find a place in the playlists of music and dance lovers alike. We, at BollyCurry, are eager to hear what you think about this album! Comment below and let us know!

Author:  Aishwarya S.
Editor/s: Kalpana K.C. & Hershi J.
Graphics: Komal P.

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Mika Singh Vishal Dadlani Anushka Manchanda Benny Dayal Daler Mehndi Divya Kumar Remo Dsouza Shraddha Kapoor Varun Dhawan Salman Yusuff Khan Arijit Singh Lauren Gottlieb Shalmali Kholgade Dharmesh Yelande Mayur Puri ABCD 2 


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cocoatree
cocoatree 5 years ago Sun Saathiya addicted to this number. !!
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