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Baaghi 2
Producer: Sajid Nadiadwala
Director: Ahmed Khan
Starring: Tiger Shroff, Disha Patani, Manoj Bajpayee, Randeep Hooda and Pratiek
Music: Laxmikant-Pyarelal, Panjabi MC, Arko, Mithoo, Sandeep Shirodkar, Gourov-Roshin
Lyrics: Javed Akhtar, Arko, Sayeed Quadri, Kumaar and Ginny Diwan
Singers: Navraj Hans, Palak Muchhal, Shreya Ghoshal, Atif Aslam, Payal Dev, Jubin Nautiyal, Ankit Tiwari, Shruti Pathak, Anand Bhaskar, Jatinder Singh and Siddharth Basrur
Audio On: T-Series    Number of Songs: 6
Album Released on: 20 March 2018
Reviewed by: Anish Mohanty  - Rating: 5.0 / 10
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The music of 'Baaghi' had a few sparks but overall it was far from being a memorable album. The multi-composer soundtrack did not quit match up to the scale of the film and only a few songs like 'Sab Tera' and 'Chham Chham' lingered in one's memory. This time, too, the makers get multiple composers on board to create the music for 'Baaghi 2', the second film in the franchise. However, most of the composers on this album are the ones that were not a part of the earlier film.

Background score specialist Sandeep Shirodkar recreates two songs, one of which is the popular Punjabi pop song "Mundiyan". He does a fairly decent job with this one and does a smart thing by paving the way for a female vocalist in the recreated track. He goes terribly wrong while recreating "Ek Do Teen", the iconic track from 'Tezaab' which catapulted Madhuri Dixit to superstardom. Shreya Ghoshal lends the requisite zest to the son but the over-synthesised sound kills the track.

The good news is that Arko, the composer, brings some freshness to the album with "O Saathi", a lilting love song that leaves a good impression in the first hearing itself. The bad news is that Arko has not given up on the pen and continues to bring down the value of his compositions by writing songs that are filled with weird metaphors and wrong grammar. For instance, it should have been "nindiya piroyi jaaye na" and not "nindiya piroya jaaye na". If you ignore the grammatical mistakes, the song makes for a very good hear.

Thankfully, Mithoon only serves as the composer for "Lo Safar" and not the lyricist. It is Sayeed Quadri who writes some simple but heart-rending lines for this melancholic track. Jubin Nautiyal infuses life into the song with his pathos filled rendition and does complete justice to the underlying emotions in it. Mithoon's tune is equally wonderful and is very catchy, a quality one does not normally associate with sad songs. The arrangements are good too; the gentle tabla portions have been included beautifully in the track.

Gourov-Roshin retain the basic hookline of the original Punjabi track and along with lyricist Kumaar change the entire dynamics of "Soniye Dil Nahin Lagda". Unlike the original, this one has a unhurried and relaxed tempo to it which is accentuated by Ankit Tiwari and Shruti Pathak's voices. The hookline brings in some good recall value to the song and merges seamlessly with the newer parts composed by Gourov-Roshin. Pranay Rijia's "Get Ready To Fight" is a techno-heavy track with a few lines (passable lyrics that might as well have been written by a novice) that should make some sort of an impression when it is played amidst some heavy-duty action scene in the film.

Just like 'Baaghi', the music of 'Baaghi 2',too, has its moments but the album, as a whole, leaves a lot to be desired.

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