Pritam's foot-tapping score in "Dhoom" in 2004 had taken the
music world by storm. Maybe he was helped with the film's promos showing
it to be a biker's delight. Or probably Thai pop star Tata Young, who
sung the super-hit "Dhoom machcha le", was the surprise element.
But in the sequel "Dhoom 2", Pritam cuts a sorry figure.
The album begins with the number "Crazy kiya re", a dance
number sung by Sunidhi Chauhan with a chorus in English "Sexy lady
on the floor, keeps you coming back for more". But apart from a
sensuous element, there is nothing much to be written about the song.
"Touch Me" is another racy track sung this time by the vivacious
Alisha Chinai and KK. Pritam also infuses a heavy dose of instruments
in the number. Quite ordinary stuff.
"Dil laga na" is billed as the "Dhoom machcha le"
("Dhoom" anthem) of "Dhoom 2". Pritam ropes in five
singers - Sukhbir, Soham Chakrabarty, Jolly Mukherjee, Mahalaxmi Iyer
and Suzanne - but fails to give the same effect as "Dhoom machcha
le". He has no Tata Young either.
Vishal Dadlani along with Dominique Cerejo sings "Dhoom again"
- the English reprise of "Dhoom machcha le" - but even Pritam
would agree the original was better. Asaf Ali Baig has penned the lyrics
for this track.
"My name is Ali", sung by Sonu Nigam with Bipasha Basu chipping
in with a couple of lines, is the only slow song in the album.
The love song, picturised on Uday Chopra (who plays Ali in the film),
reminds one of "Dilbara" from the original film.
There is also a remix of "Crazy kiya re" by Bunty Rajput
but there is hardly any value addition.
Pritam, who has of late given some hummable scores, fails to keep up
his good work.
Perhaps he was under some pressure keeping in mind the success he had