Victoria 203 (Music Director: Viju Shah)
- Victoria 203 (Dominique Cerejo)
Gorgeously produced with sweeping keyboards, backbeats and drum machines, there are two versions of this song. Dominique Cerejo's crisp, sexy version is the one worth listening to.
- Thoda Sa Thehro (Shreya Ghoshal)
One of the two songs reproduced from the original, its a chance to listen to a vocal star establishing an impressive resume tackle the work of a legend (Lata Mangeshkar).
- Deedani (Shaan, Shreya Ghoshal)
Playful, traditional, romanchuk - worth a few spins
Johnny Gaddaar (Music Director: Shankar Ehsaan Loy)
- Johnny Gaddaar (Suraj Jagan, Akriti Kakar)
SEL use the basic trappings of roots rock and mix in a number of elements to create a terrific tune.
- Bhule Bisre Geet
Loved Geeta Bali? Listen to this.
Darling (Music Director: Various)
- Tadap (Himesh Reshammiya, Tulsi Kumar. Music Director: Himesh Reshammiya)
If you can stand that infamous Himesh howl and Tulsi Kumar's screeching, both of which don't last too long, you'll enjoy the sweeping, pulsing violins on this track. And you can kill me for saying this, but our Himanshu does a bravura job with the singing - its right up his jonar.
- Aa Khushi Se Khud Khushi (Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan. Music Director: Pritam)
Sure its ripped off, but it has a sharp sense of sleazy fun and a killer hook
- Saathiya (Adnan Sami. Music Director: Pritam)
Adnan infuses this song with pain and longing and stuffs less ladoos in his mouth this time.
- Awaaz Koi (Tulsi Kumar. Music Director: Prasanna Shekhar)
Eerie, different, pretty cool. Who knew she could sing like this!
Chak De India (Music Directors: Salim and Sulaiman Merchant)
- Chak De India (Sukhwinder Singh, Marianne D'Cruz, Salim Merchant)
Its hard to escape this track these days, but Sukhwinder's nuclear powered voice captures the rah-rah spirit of the movie really well.
- Bad Bad Girls (Anushka Manchanda)
Excellent chance to listen to the ex-Viva (band, not drink) member on this girl power anthem.
- Maula Mere Lele (Krishna, Salim Merchant)
The finest track on the CD: a veritable tear-jerker.
Dhamaal (Music Director: Adnan Sami)
- Who's the Baap? (Adnan Sami, Amit Kumar)
Two hyper-competitive alpha-males try to outdo each other. So silly it works.
- Chal Na Che Shor Machlein (Adnan Sami, Shaan)
Sorry, but this song plays so much in theaters in India, its seared in my brain. If I don't hear it every day, I feel lost. Plus what's not to love in a song that goes "Let's do the dhamaal, baby"?
Dhol (Music Director: Pritam)
- O Yaara Dhol Bajake (Mika Singh)
Mika's lusty work on "Ganpat" finds an appropriate sequel.
- Haadsa (Sunidhi Chauhan, Akriti Kakkad)
Great mukhda, average treatment. But anytime Sunidhi Chauhan sings, she makes my list.
- Dil Diya Dil Liya (Shreya Ghoshal)
Shreya gets to spread her wings and sing in a different genre.
Bhool Bhulaiyaa (Music Director: Pritam)
- Sakhiya (Tulsi Kumar)
Not my favorite singer, but one of the few genuinely listenable tracks on this overwrought album that often sounds like recycled Pritam
- Allah Hafiz (KK)
K.K. doesn't always get so enough spotlight since his unique tonal quality has been overshadowed by the clutch of Pakistani singers romping all over Bollywood these days.
Om Shant Om (Music Director: Vishal-Shekhar)
- Dard-e-Disco (Sukhwinder Singh)
Hard to ignore a hugely silly title + Sukhwinder having the most fun he's had in recent times
- Main Agar Kahoon (Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal)
This song owes a lot to Sonu's innate ability to take ordinary stuff and make it sound extraordinary, but it also contains Vishal-Shekhar's initial dabbles in old-style Bollywood music a-la Shankar Ehsaan Loy recently (Marigold)
- Jag Soona Soona Lage (Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Richa Sharma)
Not only is Rahat's career on fire right now but its not every day you get to hear Richa Sharma who I dig considerably
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