Music: Anand Raj Anand & Sanjeev-Darshan
Lyrics: Kumaar & Manoj Darpan
Music label: T-Series
The expectations are not very high, though the producer-duo of Ashok Thakeria and Indra Kumar has delivered passable scores in their comedies Masti (the 2004 prequel to this film) and Double Dhamaal (2011).
The soundtrack's biggest ace is that the album maintains an acoustic ambience that lends it a 'big' sound and a warm feel.
The lyricists Kumaar and Manoj Darpan pitch in with double-entendre galore as well as some direct and brazen lines. A sample of the former is I got rocket in my pocket / Oh baby come and launch it / So we can fly away now / Get in the room and lock it (courtesy: Kumaar in the title-track) and a specimen of the latter (by Manoj Darpan) is Baar-baar aaye na jawaani / Arey cheer de takiya / Phaad de chaadar / Aa khatiya kar de khadi (sic) in the song 'Zulmi'!
'Zulmi' composed by Anand Raj Anand is a catchy and breezy song that is the best-arranged track on the score. The rest of the lyrics in this song are breezy and imaginative, with lines like 'Duniya pahunchi chand pe / Tu chhat pe aane se dare' and 'Zulmi zulmi zulmi zulmi / Ya to dil de de ya kill me'! Mika brings in his customary rolling diction and adds a subtle dimension to the fast-paced number.
The title-track, 'Grand Masti' (Sanjeev Rathod-Darshan Rathod-Payal Dev), composed by Sanjeev-Darshan, is simple and peppy and gets by on its old-world rhythmic flow. It is peppered by some heavy percussion in the prelude and some invigorating choral back-up. However, a downer is Payal Dev in the title-track, who is such a complete clone of Sunidhi Chauhan that we wonder why Sinidhi was not brought in instead.
The third track, 'Tu Bhi Mood Mein' (Wajid Khan-Ritu Pathak) is sung by Wajid of the Sajid-Wajid duo and even sounds like their creation in its orchestral and composition style, though the music is by Anand Raj Anand. Wajid sings with zest, the talented Ritu Pathak keeps pace, and the two seem to be thoroughly enjoying themselves, which adds to the froth. This Anand Raj Anand song may become the favourite track in the Northern hinterlands as it has a very desi and catchy hook line.
The 'Grand Masti Remix' of the title-track is unimaginative like most remixes, and almost like the same song, except for some add-on interpolations by DJ Anshul Makhija. And the 'Grand Masti Mash-Up' includes the hit track from the earlier film 'Dil De Diya Hai' that was composed and sung by Anand Raj Anand.
The music is in sync with the mood of the adult comedy film. Despite the overt ribaldry and double-entendre, it is fun, and the credit for this is due to the music directors for making the overall album musically pleasant. However, the success of this score will depend heavily on the fate of the film.
Zulmi, Tu Bhi Mood Mein