Verdict: The music album not to be welcomed this season or any
For Welcome Back, drawing endless analogies from rotten backyard tomatoes to heavily seasoned, unpleasantly overdone pizza toppings would be the right point to initiate a music review. The album is an on-the-face disappointment for followers of Bollywood music.
Tutti Bole Wedding Di qualifies for the best in the race of the worst songs to be out in a Hindi film this year. Meet Bros who have a major stake in the music album do a fairly cool job of adding punch to this song. Welcome Back all the way suffers of music that drags and lyrics that has no head, tail and remotely any purpose. Mamta Sharma and Anu Malik lend vocals for the most chaotic song of the album 20-20 that has lyrics which say Main Babli Hui Tu Banti Hua, Band Kamre Mein 20-20 Hua.
Lyricists Kumaar and Manoj Muntashir attain feat by writing words that come together in complete disharmony. The only song that saves the music album is the unoriginal composition Damaa Dum Mast Kalandar in the voice of Mika Singh and Yo Yo Honey Singh. John Abraham turns singer with Time Lagaye Kaiko. Funnily enough all of the songs have a roadside stamp mark so deeply forged that it unintentionally seems to be the music director’s motive to generate such mood and tone for the album.
A bad music album is easier to digest if the songs are limited. Welcome Back breaks that fence too. Nas Nas Mein and Meet Me Daily Baby degrade the quality of the album further with unsparing lyrics. Welcome Back – the title track averagely stays for a while and gets space to breathe. It is a re-engineered version of the hit track from the prequel. The remainder of the album has Welcome Back (theme) done by Abhishek Ray. The theme song is done using the same melody that Abhishek lay down for his composition in Yeh Saali Zindagi. This leaves the album with barely any flag to hoist in the name of originality.
Welcome Back priced at Rs. 175 is a fair alarm to stay at a hand’s distance from the album. Beware of the music that you welcome this September.
– By Soham Bhattacharyya