The quick promos of Vashu Bhagnani’s upcoming comic caper Welcome 2 Karachi, starring Arshad Warsi and Jackky Bhagnani, are already tickling the funny bone. And to do justice to the plot of the film, the makers have enrolled three music directors to compose the soundtrack. We gave the album a listen to find out whether the amalgamation of these differently spaced composers succeeded in offering entertaining music.
After Johnny johnny (It’s Entertainment), Lalla lalla lohri is another song that gets classic lullaby treatment. The song, sung by Vishal Dadlani and Shivi, is filled with Punjabi beats and is further infused with the club beats. The four-minute dance number turns out to be quite chaotic and it is difficult to listen to the vocals. But thanks to its heavy beats, the track might find a place in the club playlist. While Johnny johnny succeeded in avoiding the critics’ gaze, Lalla lalla lohri isn’t quite as lucky as the song sounds more tumultuous than melodic.
Suiting the flavour of the film, Boat ma kukdookoo is yet another quirky track. Sung by Mika Singh, Shivi, Deane Sequiera and Rochak Kohli, it’s once again a heavy-beat dance number. It seems like a continuation of an earlier track with the inclusion of Gujarati folk beats as an intrusion. Unlike the earlier track, this song features a mix of Gujarati and club beats.
Shakira, the on-going promo track of the film, is sung by Shalmali Kolghade and has been composed by Jeet Gannguli. An unusual track from the melody maker, the composer has played with Arabic tunes in this dance number. The track has an ‘80s flavor, offering a taste of RD Burman-style music. Kolghade’s vocals suit the heavy beats of the song.
Following the success of Bhaag dk bose, G phaad ke, lyricist Sameer Anjaan has tried to play on the current trend with the last song, Chal bhaag. Composed by Amjad Nadeem, the musical treatment is fast-paced and is mainly based on guitar riffs and club beats. The lyrics aren’t all that impressive, but the music is entertaining and suits the plot of the film. The vocals of Wajid and Love Juneja compliment the heavy beats.
Verdict: A mediocre compilation of dance numbers