Music composer Pritam is back with the album of Dishoom. The action-packed movie stars Varun Dhawan, John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandes in lead roles and will be releasing on the 29th of July. The songs are written by Kumaar, Mayur Puri and Ashish Pundit and the music has been released under the label of T-Series. Considering that the movie is fast-paced, there is no dearth of massy and catchy numbers. However, the album lacks novelty and comprises of tracks which are pretty much similar to each other.
The album offers 4 original tracks and 2 reprised versions. It begins with the dance number, Sau Tarah Ke that has a typical Afghani feel to it. Sung by Jonita Gandhi and Amit Mishra, the track forces you to get up and groove to its beats. Jonita and Amit are superbly talented singers and have crooned this number with energy that’s infectious and irresistible.
The next song is the title track, Toh Dishoom. This Punjabi hip-hop track is a collaboration of Raftaar and Shahid Mallya, whose usually sing in totally opposite genres. While Raftaar’s rap makes sense but fails to impress, Shahid Mallya is good with the Punjabi portions. The foot-tapping beats somehow save this sing.
Jaaneman Aah, sung by Aman Trikha and Antara Mitra is a poor attempt at creating a cult number. The lyrics are baseless and the tune feels like a bad mix of various dance numbers, previously composed by Pritam.
Antara Mitra and Abhijeet Sawant have lent their voice to Ishqa, another song that has a middle-eastern feel. This one again feels repetitive and seems like it’s been made in a hurry.
The reprised versions of Sau Tarah Ke, sung by Abhijeet Sawant and Aditi Singh Sharma, and Jaaneman Aah, sung by Nakash Aziz and Antara Mitra have nothing new to offer. Overall, the music of Dishoom is definitely not one of Pritam’s best, though the lyricists are also at fault for such a mediocre album.