Well, it’s Salman Khan once again with who else but the duo of Sajid-Wajid. This team has worked together in many films now including Partner, Wanted, Main Aurr Mrs Khanna, Veer and now Dabangg. They seem to have developed good rapport. One thing is common in all their movies and that is a mix of all genres of songs in the album. Dabangg is no different.

The album opens on a highly positive note with ‘Tere Mast Mast Do Nain’. A delightful number, the lyrics of the song has been composed by guest lyricist Faaiz Anwaar. It is quite a catchy song with full of melody and romance. The track has a Sufi base to it and there is no one better to justify that base than Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. A must-listen.

Next up is current chartbuster “Munni Badnaam”. It will remind you of ‘Beedi Jalaile Le’. Lyrics by Lalit Pandit who is also the guest composer of the song, the song is currently ruling the charts. Sung in a rustic style by Mamta Sharma and Aishwarya, the song is funny, entertaining and will certainly please front benches. A typical masala number with all the ingredients of a hit.

“’Chori Kiya Re Jiya” rendered by Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal is a melodious, sweet sounding and appealing track. It has got an intrinsic innocent appeal.

Next up is “Udd Udd Dabangg” sung by Sukhwinder Singh is the title track of the album. Sukhwinder is intense and powerful like always. There is a drunken song in form of “Humka Peeni Hai” with Salman as the centre of attraction yet again. Sung by Wajid, Master Salim and Shabab Sabri, this is an average song and fails to create any solid effect.

The album ends on a high note though with ‘Dabangg Theme’. To sum up, Dabangg manages to deliver what it promised.

Badmaash Company is the latest release from YRF banners. High on style quotient, the movie is a take on ethics and morale of youngsters who want to make it big at any cost. The movie received good word-of-mouth publicity because of its tantalizing musical outburst. The music has been composed by ever-successful Pritam who has kept giving us one hit after another. Badmaash Company is no different as its chart-topper music had youngsters dancing to its fascinating tunes. The album begins with ‘Ayaashi’ sung by hugely talented KK. The song connects well with the theme of the movie. It has distinctive loud bass guitar strumming, pleasing electronica disco feel and good vocals. Song is more like a mix of Pritam’s trademark hip-hop and ‘death-rock’ metal appeal.

Ayaashi Remix has high tempo and invigorating disco-beat fillers mixing with energized thumping. A typical dance number, it is doing well across the country. ‘Jingle Jingle’, the next song sung by Mohit Chauhan is a situation track highlighting the aspirations of youth brigade. Lyrics are penned in sms-ing style and it has bhangra bear music setting.

‘Chaska’ has loud instrumental appeal and slightly sluggish tempo arrangements. Songs has good combination of guitar and drumming. Song will have its moments but won’t be able to hold you for long. However, ‘Chaska (remix)’ sounds better than the original version. It is a pumped up energetic song with good beats.

‘Fakeera’ is an interesting song more so, because you don’t really get to hear Rahat Fateh Ali singing in such speedy rock track. He tries too hard and somehow song fails to impress you. It is an average song that perhaps tries too hard. The last one is title track titled ‘Badmaash Company’. Benny Dayal’s does a good job in this mixture of hip-hop emceeing and boisterous chorals. All in all, Badmaash Company definitely deserves a listening, at least once.

Hrithik Roshan is back. His much anticipated movie, ‘Kites’ is soon going to be released. To generate that essential hype, the music of the ‘Kites’ has been released two months prior to the release of the movie. The movie has been directed by Anurag Basu and the music has been composed by Rajesh Roshan. The album definitely has an international touch that will appeal to the listeners outside India. Interestingly, Hrithik has also made his singing debut and well, he has done a decent job here. Lyrics have been written by Nasir Faraaz and Asif Ali Beg and they have done a commendable job.

 The album begins with ‘Zindagi Do Pal Ki’. Crooned by Kay Kay, the song will make an impact immediately. Kay Kay, true to his talent and potential has done a fascinating job and the song manages to remain with you even after you are done with the album. This one is a romantic track and has interesting variations of the pitches. The remixed version of the song is relatively faster but the essence remains the same.

 Next comes ‘Dil Kyun Yeh Mera’ sung by Kay Kay again. It is a slow song that works smoothly. The number has cool mix of electronic guitar and beats and delightful rhythms.  You are sure to fall in love with this song. The remixed version of this song has added mixture of techno beats and rap. It is equally appealing.

 Vishal Dadlani and Suraj Jagan have crooned ‘Tum Bhi Woh Wahi’. The song starts slowly but picks up the pace afterwards. The vocals are high-pitch and give the impression of a rock song. Singers have done a wonderful job here.

 Hrithik Roshan makes his debut as a singer in ‘Kites in the Sky’. Ably supported by Suzanne D’Mello, the song has feel of opera and has English lyrics. It’s a slow and melodious song making you listen to it again and again.

 The next up is ‘Fire Love is Hell’ in voices of Rajesh Roshan, Vishal Dadlani, Anirudh Bhola and Anushka Manchanda. It is actually a dance number that will make you move to its beats. The English version of the same song has almost everything similar to the original track. All in all, the album is worth listening to and is sure to make a mark in local as well as international market.