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Great Grand Masti Music Review

2.5

EXPECTATIONS

There is certain legacy that Masti enjoys. While the film's narrative is unabashed and unapologetic, the music too is on the same lines. Whether it is Masti or Grand Masti, director Indra Kumar has concentrated on ensuring that there is good pace and rhythm to the songs that appear in the film. One expects the same from Great Grand Masti as well which has a large team of composers [Sanjeev Darshan, Shaarib & Toshi & Superbia (Shaan, Gourov & Roshin)] and lyricists (Kumaar, Manoj Yadav & Sameer Anjaan) coming together.

MUSIC

It is the sound of 'Masti', which is thematic to the franchise, that kick-starts the proceedings for the album. The sound of trumpets follows and you know that it is going to be a racy outing yet again. This is what exactly happens as Sanjeev-Darshan bring themselves behind the mike as singers as well and do quite well to set the tone for 'Teri Kamar Ko'. A foot tapping number which is instantly catchy, it has a good mix of rap coming into play that has Kanika Kapoor joining with her sensual vocals. Never mind the lyrics that come on, it is the 90s style music here - especially the 'antara' portions - which is truly Bollywood!

What follows next is the adaptation of a Rajasthani folk tune which reappears as 'Resham Ka Rumaal'. The song pretty much continues the mood set by 'Teri Kamar Ko' and Shaarib-Toshi do what was instructed to them, which is to come up with a quick-fire song that doesn't bore during the duration it plays on, and keeps the dance element going. Featuring Urvashi Rautela as the centre of attraction with the three men [Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani] lusting after her, this one has a playful feel to it with Toshi Sabri and especially Soniya Sharma singing it with good conviction.

Remember those Anand-Milind high-on-beats tunes from the 90s which had a heavy influence of music from films down South? Well, there is nostalgia revisited with 'I Wanna Tera Ishq' which has a style that was quite prevalent a couple of decades back. Sung by Shivranjani Singh and Shivangi Bhayana, this one is instantly catchy too and sets your feet tapping. With a funny picturisation going for it even as Urvashi gets into a sensual mode, it should do well as a situational outing.

The soundtrack concludes with 'Lipstick Laga Ke' and what catches your attention are the vocals of newbie Payal Dev. She had impressed earlier on too with the semi-classical 'Ab Tohe Jane Na Doongi' [Bajirao Mastani]. Now in an altogether different stage and setting where the situation is much naughtier, Payal gives a good account of her voice and lends a good impression again. A 'desi' dance number which keeps the seduction mood of Great Grand Masti quite consistent, it has Shaan chipping in as well, which actually seems like a rather odd choice, given the genre in play here.

OVERALL

The music of Great Grand Masti is unpretentious and doesn't try to be something different from what the genre actually demands. It may possibly have covered a much greater distance in terms of popularity had the film's release not been advanced due to unforeseen circumstances.

OUR PICK(S)

'Teri Kamar Ko', 'I Wanna Tera Ishq'

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