Music Review Commando 2

Music review - Commando 2

EXPECTATIONS

It is always a tricky thing to create music for an action film, especially so when it doesn’t have a love story as a central element. In case of Commando 2, it is even trickier since the subject is cantered on finding the trail of black money. To have music in the middle of this all must indeed have been a task for composer Mannan Shah who works with lyricists Kumaar and Aatih Kapadia to come up with a musical score.

MUSIC

This could well have been the reason for the makers to go back to a tried and tested chartbuster right at the beginning of the album. The song in question is Pritam composed ‘Hare Krishna Hare Raam’ from Bhool Bhulaiyaa, which is pretty surprising considering the fact that the film had released just a decade back in 2007. Recreated by Gourov – Roshin, it isn’t as seamless as the some of the other recent recreated versions (‘Humma’, ‘Tamma Tamma’, ‘Saara Zamaana’) and just about fits in. It starts with a rap by Raftaar and soon enough Armaan Malik kick-starts the proceedings with Ritika pitching in too.

Mannan Shah is the sole composer from this point on and he brings to fore a romantic number ‘Tere Dil Mein’. Now considering the fact that the film is an action packed thriller with narrative spread over countries, one waits to see how does this love song written by Aatish Kapadia and sung by Armaan Malik. Overall too, the composition is just about decent though the visuals more than make up for that. A little while later though the ‘club mix’ of the song arrives which has Shefali Alvares singing the English portions right at the beginning. That said, the faster version doesn’t elevate the prospects of the song much.

Mannan Shah and Kumaar come together for ‘Seedha Saadha’, another love song which actually follows the rock genre. Sung by Amit Mishra, who had rocked the nation around Diwali last year with his excellent rendition of ‘Bulleya’ [Ae Dil Hai Mushkil], is decent for most part of the song but surprisingly doesn’t quite elevate the song to a high when needed to pitch it right for the hook of ‘Seedha Saadha’. Later, Jubin Nautiyal gets to croon a version of his own and his subdued version still manages to emerge as a better outcome. That said, the hook by itself is just about decent, which is rather surprising for a song like this.

Last to arrive is the title track ‘Commando’ which is rendered by Aditi Singh Sharma and appears in a Hindi as well as English version. On the same lines as an 80s track for an espionage/spy/action thriller coming out of Bollywood or Hollywood, this one too turns out to be just a decent track. Set as a Western track right through its duration, one waits to see if the sound of this song is heard right through the film.

OVERALL

The music of Commando 2 is basically functional, which is understandable for a film belonging to an action genre, as long as it doesn’t break the narrative of the film and stays on well to be an accompanying partner to the storytelling.

OUR PICK(S)

‘Hare Krishna Hare Raam’, ‘Commando’

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