Dhoom music is always something to look forward to. It is unconventional, hip-hoppy, jazzy, with the kick of some desi flavoured tunes and lyrics. So we have somewhat of mixed expectations from Dhoom: 3, given that not all previous Dhoom songs have been great. But we know we can always expect a good song or two that manage to save the entire album.
The album starts off with ”Malang”. Those who have been watching the build-up to the film know this song is where its at. The heart of the emotional undercurrent that forms a part of the Dhoom franchise is quite apparent in this song. Shilpa Rao’s voice is absolutely spectacular in this song as it moves from one musical piece to another. But it is Mahadevan’s voice that really stands out in this song. Pritam really picks up the pace (in the heart) with this song which will become even more enhanced with the visual masterpiece that will be created between Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif.
The next song is “Kamli” which is an out-and-out Katrina Kaif dance number. The song is sung by Sunidhi Chauhan – and this is reminiscent of Aishwarya Rai in “Krazy Kiya Re” from Dhoom 2. This song is the quintessential Sunidhi song. There isn’t much to latch onto in terms of lyrics or music, but her voice makes an otherwise mundane song stand out majestically.
“Tu Hi Junoon Tu Hi Karar” comes from Mohit Chauhan, who keeps giving us songs to rave about with his amazing voice. This song is nothing extraordinary however. The song is meant to drive home intensity and overwhelm you but you just do not jive with it. the song is almost an overkill.
While there are many who do not like the title track of Dhoom: 3, I quite like it. It has a different tempo than the previous two Dhoom title tracks but yes, I agree, relative to the previous two, this title track falls short. However, if we did not have the bar set high with the previous two title tracks, I think we would have quite enjoyed this song. Katrina Kaif looks stunning and dances par excellence in the title track. The visuals will bring this song up for those who despise the song oterhwise. The Arabic number of this track is quite good as well.
“Dhoom Tap” is up next and what I’m looking forward to the most is the publicly acclaimed perfectionist, Aamir Khan, do actual tap dancing. Long gone are the days in which the actors simply strummed the guitar with no knowledge of where to place their fingers. The actors now learn – and who best to do a tap number than Aamir Khan. One knows that he would give his training one hundred percent and deliver this sequence with a bang. The actual music is quite good and will definitely get our feet “tapping”!
The last track of Dhoom:3 may be the best one. You know how the saying goes…save the best for the last.”Bande Hain Hum Uske” is a great song which you can completely zone out to. The singers, Shivam Mahadevan and Anisha Sharma, do full justice to this song.
This album is definitely Worth A Listen!