Anees Bazmee, who is credited with directing comedies like Welcome, Thank You, No Entry, comes with yet another wedding film Mubarakan. Starring Arjun Kapoor in a double role, the film looks promising as it will also star Anil Kapoor alongside his real-life nephew for the first time. It will be a delight to see the chacha-bhatija’s camaraderie onscreen in an Anees Bazmee comedy. Anil Kapoor’s comic timing is impeccable and Welcome is a proof to that, among many.
Mubarakan is also making a lot of heads turn with its foot tapping numbers and Punjabi rap songs. The music composers have tried to maintain the celebratory element in all their songs and have been successful, more or less. Bringing together a plethora of singers and composers like Amaal Mallik, Gourov Roshin, Rishi Rich, Sonu Nigam, Mika Singh, Prakriti Kakar, Neeti Mohan, Tulsi Kumar and Armaan Malik, the film’s music album is going to be a treat for all the party lovers. The lyrics have been penned by Kumaar.
Here is our review for the film’s peppy dance numbers infused with a folk Punjabi flavor.
Composed by Rishi Rich, the title track starts off with a popular retro music playing in the background (rememberYamma Yamma?) followed by an energetic amalgamation of modern party tunes to it. Though not extraordinary, the title track is just decent enough to be played in the big fat Indian weddings; thanks to its fast paced lyrics and easy dance steps.
2. The Goggle Song
Reminding us of last year’s Kala Chashma, the Goggle Song is going to top chartbusters this year. An ensemble, comprising Sonu Nigam, Armaan Malik, Amaal mallik, Tulsi Kumar and Neeti Mohan, make this song the ultimate Punjabi wedding number. The song’s vibrant choreography and colorful set are other elements that make this song one of the best from the album.
3. Dil Dhadke Louder Louder
A spin on the iconic Punjabi traditional wedding number Baari Barsi, Dil Dhadke Louder will transport you the land of sarso da saag and makke di roti. The singers Rinku Giri and Puja Basnet add all the required enthusiasm and folk feel to it.
4. Haathon Mein Thhe Haath
Almost similar to the other run-of-the-mill romantic numbers trying to add a Sufi touch, Haathon Mein Thhe Haathdoesn’t impress much. The singers try hard but fail to connect. However, the song is a fresh break from all the other fast-paced wedding numbers on the album.
5. Hawa Hawa
Composed by Gourov Roshin and wonderfully sung by the ever energetic Mika Singh and Prakriti Kakar, Hawa Hawa is our pick from the album. A rehash of the original Pakistani song by Hassan Jahangir, Hawa Hawa is vibrant, foot tapping and fully entertaining.
6. Jatt Jaguar
Vishal Dadlani sings this outright Punjabi number quite effortlessly but the opening is perfectly set by Navraj Hans' heavy bass singing full of gusto.
If you are a fan of Punjabi music or prefer songs with a loud, celebratory tone to it, then Mubarakan is definitely the film for you. Read everything you need to know about the film and catch it in your nearest theatres on 28th July. Do not forget to read the BMS review for Mubarakan.
Here is the complete jukebox for Mubarakan.