Varied musical genres in sensual ‘Jism 2′ (IANS Music Review)July 14th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Film: “Jism 2″; Music Directors: Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Mithoon, Rushk, Abdul Baasith Saeed.; Lyricist: Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Munish Makhija, Rushk, Mithoon, Unoosha, Abdul Baasith Saeed; Singers: KK, Ali Azmat,Sonu Kakkar, Rushk, Shreya Ghoshal, Unoosha; Rating ****
Sunny Leone and her sensuality might be bagging headlines for “Jism 2″, but expectations are always high from the music department for any movie from the Bhatt campt, known for churning out hit soundtracks.
With “Jism 2″, the story is no different. It has an array of musical styles to please the listener.
“Abhi abhi” gives an ideal start to the album with the soulful sound of the piano. The composition is beautiful and its straightforward treatment allows you to get involved with it instantly. Singer KK mesmerises with his voice in the number, which has an easy rock feel which lets it grow on the listener. The lyrics are simple, yet they bring out the emotions related to the film quite well.
There is also a duet version, where the listener gets to hear a different side of Shreya Ghoshal’s voice. She has used different vocal pitches that sound very sensual during certain intervals.
She proves she is one of Bollywood’s best playback singers with a lot of versatility yet to be explored. There is lot more music here with additional guitar riffs, but it is tough to make a choice between the two tracks.
Next on the playlist is “Yeh kasoor” which also has the piano tunes setting the tone for singer Sonu Kakkar’s vocals. The lyrics, penned by Mithoon are quite poignant and combine well with her voice. The number starts well but gets saturated beyond a point. The composition is very average. To be honest, this one is a bit of a drag.
The next song “Maula” delights with the voice of Pakistani singer Ali Azmat, who captured hearts with his band “Junoon”. His powerful voice brings out the sadness beautifully. The lyrics are heartwarming and the song is musically speaking error-free. A superb composition, and capable of topping the charts.
Up next is the title song “Ye jism hai”, which has garnered more response for the fact that it is inspired from two Turkish songs — pop diva Bengu’s song “Unut beni” and singer Kayahan’s “Bizmkisi bir askhikayeshi”.
Though the similarities are striking, and if one sets aside the controversy, it is a wonderful track that uses instruments like piano and violin in a subtle way.
Azmat once again leaves an impact on the listener with his beautiful voice. The lyrics are good, and this one’s worth hearing on loop.
You get a taste of gothic metal, a genre not yet explored too well in Bollywood music, with “Darta hoon adhoora”. It is crooned by Karachi-based band Rushk. Nazia Zuberi Hassan’s voice is haunting and supported well by heavy rock chorus.
Although it kicks off on a soft note with the piano, the guitar riffs and the drum beats soon take over making it an out and out rock number. The lyrics get a thumbs up and the rustic touch makes it all the more compelling.
The last on the soundtrack is trance number “Hey walla”, crooned by Unoosha. The song has good beats and lyrics, but somehow the singer fails to create the desired effect.
The soundtrack has been assembled well and its variety will prove to be its key to success. It also backs the sensuality of the film quite well.
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