311496 Joginder Tuteja

Thank You Music Review

3.5

EXPECTATIONS

In Anees Bazmee films, one thing that remains consistent is his flair for including out and out massy numbers in the soundtrack. They may sound ordinary/heard before/old

fashioned in a few cases (Welcome, No Problem) or instantly attention grabbing (Singh Is Kinng, No Entry) but the fact remains that they work. Due to this very

reason, one expects Thank You to be a vibrant and foot tapping album as well, more so since it marks the return of Pritam-Akshay Kumar-Aneez Bazmee combination after

Singh Is Kinng.

MUSIC

There has been a lot heard and spoken about 'Pyaar Do Pyaar Lo' [Jaanbaaz] being adapted for Thank You. Just like 'Dhanno' which just took the

germ of Apni To Jaise Taise and turned it around in Housefull, even 'Pyaar Do Pyaar Lo' maintains it's own individuality. So while the rhythm of the key

words 'Pyaar Do... ' and the lines that follow remains intact, Pritam turns it around to bring it an altogether different start and a freshly composed 'antara'. The clap

sound, so very essential to 'Pyaar Do.. ' is the highlight of this Mika sung number again and along with the 'remix version', the song turns out to be an instant

attention gainer. It is surprising though to see that Amitabh Bhattacharya, who was so impressive as a lyricist in Band Baaja Baaraat, doesn't quite spin a similar magic

for the words of 'Pyaar Do.... ' and is plain average here. However the spirited rendition by Mika coupled with an instant recall value of the 80s hit saves the day for

'Pyaar Do... ' which should do well to keep the dance floors busy.