Director Sabbir Khan and Tiger Shroff, after delivering two back to back successes, HEROPANTI and BAAGHI, get together for another one, probably a hat trick this time with their upcoming venture, MUNNA MICHAEL, an action dance drama. A host of music directors have been assigned the task and one expects some foot tapping chartbusting dance numbers as the male lead is shown to be a die-hard fan of legendary Micheal Jackson.
The very first song on the playlist, 'Main Hoon' is an out and out stage dance number (by Tanishk Bagchi) that has just the right beats and a superb groovy rhythm that hooks. The lyrics (by Kumaar) are apt and give a fine introduction of the male lead. Siddharth Mahadevan does a good job.
The next number, 'Ding Dang', composed by Javed Mohsin, at the first hear appear to be another typical ched-chaad propositioning , a la David- Govinda masala number, but the composers and lyricists (Danish Sabri and Sabbir Khan) do manage to give it that contemporary touch. Amit Mishra and Antara render the number well.
Composer Vishal Mishra (who also chips in as a singer) delivers a nice, petal soft smooth love ballad, 'Pyar Ho' with Sunidhi Chauhan providing superb support. Kumaar filmy lyrics suit the romantic situation. There another redux version which is a bit on the slower side (rhythm wise) and is good.
'Swag' composed by Pranay Rijia is another peppy dance number sung by the composer himself and Brajesh Shandilya and should definitely translate well on screen. A nice, motivational dance number.
There is another version 'Swag Rebirth' which is treated quite differently in terms of music a arrangements with added rap.
The ultimate dance number that should be played during the climax (may be pre climax), 'Beparwah' is certainly a chartbusting number composed by Gourav-Roshin and sung well by Siddharth Basrur with good support from Nandini Deb. The background music arrangements (the grand orchestra) does remind one of chartbusting international number 'The Final Countdown' (by Europe).
Meet Bros and Kanika Kapoor come together for 'Shake Karan', a song in the same corridor as their own chartbusting ('Chittiyaan Kalayiaan'), and it's an enjoyable fare. A good combo of Bhangra Pop, rap and hip hop, Kumaar lyrics add chaar chand to the number.
Another song that fits in totally with the script is 'Feel The Rhythm' which is a nice groovy dance number composed by Pranaay and sung by well by Rahul Pandey.
'Beat It Bijuria' is quite a unique fusion of Indian western and one does get an instant liking to it. Asees Kaur and Renesa Bagchi render the Tanishk Bagchi-Vayu composed number.
Summing up, the audio of MUNNA MICHAEL does stand up to the expectations with some chartbusting and enjoyable numbers containing the spirit of the movie which revolves around dancing (late Michael Jackson style). Our picks, 'Main Hoon', 'Ding Dang' and 'Beparwah'. The song should definitely help the cause of the film which sees a July 21st release.
Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below