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Double Dhamaal

Gloria Estefan’s classic Rhythm Is Gonna Get You was the inspiration for Viju Shah’s monster hit track of the ‘90s, Tirchi topiwale. The makers of Double Dhamaal have tried to cash in on the legendary hook line

Oye oye and woven an entire new song around it, but the attempt is shoddy.
Sunidhi gives it her best shot but even her powerful vocals aren’t enough to lift this pedestrian dance track. And trite lyrics like ‘when you hug me, when you kiss me, my heart goes zoom zoom’ only add to the woes of the song.

Clearly Mallika Sherawat doesn’t inspire our music directors to come up with a kickass item number for her. After the insipid Razia (Thank You) she now shakes her booty in another equally dreary song Jalebi bai. Neither Ritu Pathak’s rustic voice nor the excessive drum beats can salvage this one. The only thing remotely interesting about Jalebi bai is the title.

Perhaps the only mildly entertaining song in the album is the title track, Chal kudie (Mika Singh, Anand Raj Anand). A fusion of Punjabi pop and English rap, the number does manage to get your attention for a short while, largely due to the singers who are in good form. Chill maro (Mika Singh) is just about okay – its lazy rhythm pattern and lyrics are somewhat interesting.

Though the album has only four original compositions, not one is worth your time or money. For a banner that gave us memorable music in films like Dil, Beta, Raja, Ishq and Mann, the soundtrack of Maruti International’s Double Dhamaal is a sad comedown.

Verdict: Keep away from this one.

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