Music: Mithoon, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Arko and Devi Sri Prasad
Lyrics: Kumaar, Faaiz Anwar, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Amitabh Verma
Singers: Devi Sri Prasad (DSP), MM Manasi, Ankit Tiwari, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Sunil Kamath, Rahul Vaidya
Kunal Kemmu returns to Bollywood after a hiatus with Bhaag Johnny, a thriller with about how certain decisions can affect the course of your life. Directed by Shivam Nair, it also stars Zoa Morani and Mandana Karimi. Since one of the producers of the film is Vikram Bhatt, let's see if the soundtrack keeps up with Vikram Bhatt's tradition of delivering musical gems.
Having heard it in both Telugu and Tamil languages, God has given me the 'blessed' opportunity to listen to this superhit song again, now in Hindi. And now I am actually able to understand what the whole fuss was all about! The only idea I was able to derive from the previous versions was the girl's parents are not in town and she is inviting the guy to her house. But after listening to the Hindi lyrics, the details just got more graphic! Anyways, if you have loved the song in the South versions, nothing here will stop you from hating it. Devi Sri Prasad has done a faithful recreation of his own song, and MM Mansi makes the proceedings lively with her singing. I just hope they don't play this song at the Ganpati mandals - I have had it enough with Munni Badnaam and Fevicol Se!
Iss Qadar Pyaar Hai
Oh T-Series why do you always do this? Why do you have to bring Sonu Niigam's mesmerising Deewana song and rehash it like you did with Dheere Dheere? Are you running out of original compositions? Fortunately for you guys, the composer Arko and Ankit Tiwari does a decent job and not isult the original composition! In fact, it's a great listen, and Ankit Tiwari handles the difficult portions quite easily like a charm! But still, we would always prefer the original song any time...
Is there any album out there that doesn't have a Yo Yo Honey Singh track? Well, the man is back and after the Daddy Mummy song, where the girl invites the guy to her house, here he pays back the favour and asks her to come to his house 'cos it's nearby! The song is enjoyable and can be a great addition to the party playlist. But it's certainly not one of Honey Singh's best songs! And does, he has to self-promote so much that he has to add his name to every song he composes?
Mithoon joins the team, as he composes the remaining two songs. Kinna Sona is sung by Sunil Kamath, who does an impressive job in handling the finally so-good-to-hear lyrics (courtesy Amitabh Verma)! It's a decent love song that doesn't have anything for you to crib about as long as the song is being played. Good work!
The second Mithoon composition in the album inclines towards melancholia. Rahul Vaidya takes up the singing mantle, but I felt his voice was too weak to handle the heavy song. Also, it's a situational song, not the one you would like to keep playing in your mind for hours.
Bhaag Johnny is a decent album that has something for everyone, be it a Honey Singh fan, a Munni Badnaam fan, a Sufi fan. What it lacks is a standout song, that will make us remember the album for a long time!
Daddy Mummy (come on, it has a catchy tune!), Iss Qadar Pyaar Hai and Kinna Sona
3.0 out of 5
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