x Abu Dhabi, UAE Friday 21 July 2017

Golmaal Returns, Various Artists

This soundtrack relies entirely on the popularity of its predecessor and is almost completely without merit.


As a sequel to the successful Golmaal - Fun Unlimited, the soundtrack of Golmaal Returns relies entirely on the popularity of its predecessor, in which the music was composed by Vishal and Shekhar. Even though these songs are written by Pritam and Ashish Pandit, who has had a slew of hits with such film scores as Race, Jannat, Kismat Konnection and Singh is Kinng this year, this effort is lazy. Here's why: it consists of 15 songs, of which six are from the original film and five are remixes. This means that there are only four originals. One of these is an English version of a song called Meow, featuring lyrics that are absolute gibberish: "Kitty cat, where you at, pretty cat/Say meow ? you're bad ? pretty, pretty." This is then followed by a human imitation of a cat. However, Anushka Manchanda, formerly a singer with the Indian band Viva, lends credibility to the album with her rendition of Tu Saala (You Idiot), an original tune that works well in the comedy from which it is taken. This CD is almost completely without merit, unless you actually like songs that have already appeared in another film, mindless remixes, and assume that DJs spinning the originals are unable make mixes of their own.