a sequel of a film is a tough task, especially if the original
is a hit. The same holds true of its music composing, because
comparisons with the original are inevitable.
reckoning, Dhoom was a big hit and so was its music. The
mega-success of the song Dhoom Macha Le played a big role
in the promo of the film. Now that Dhoom: 2 is here, a
conscious effort has been made to live up to that yardstick by
composer Pritam. How far he succeeds will depend on the way
songs are picturised. As far as the beats are concerned, well,
they are not quite as infectious as in the original (there
again, didnít I say comparisons are inevitable?)
only five songs here while the whole of side B is filled with
remixes of previous hits from various films.
The songs that are
red hot are all solos. The cutting track is Crazy Kiya Re
which has been sung by Sunidhi Chauhan in her husky voice. This
song is being promoted to replicate the success of Dhoom
Perhaps that is why it is also in a remix
version, which too has been rendered by Sunidhi Chauhan.
there is Touch Me (Alisha Chinai), which too belongs to
the dance genre. Discos are bound to play these two numbers
extensively in the days to come.
Dhoom Again is
basically a remix of the original hit. Somehow, it does not have
the same fluency. Perhaps one has gotten used to the older tune
and does not relish much of tinkering.
If you think the names
of the songs and the singers are printed on the jacket in too
small a size, you must go to the list of side B. I can bet that
you canít read them even with a magnifying glass. Come on
producers, you canít afford to go nano sized. Lyrics are by