The music of Dum Maro Dum is currently playing through across the country so we thought of quickly reviewing the music album.
‘Dum Maro Dum’ has been composed by Pritam Chakraborty and he has composed both fast and slow songs. Listen to the album for a couple of times and you might find the album a little melodious and perhaps even catchy. With a total of 7 songs on the album. The weird part is that ‘Te Amo’ has 4 versions – Reprise, Remix, Duet and Female! That’s the height of rehashing and remixing music. Add to this the fact that ‘Mit Jaaye Gham’ is also a remix of the original song (video below), and one quickly realizes that nothing new has been done.
The Original - Zeenat Aman’s classy Dum Maro Dum (1971)
The Remix – Deepika Padukone’s item number – Mit Jaaye Gham (2011)
Dum Maro Dum Music Review
The record begins with the title track ‘Mit jaaye gham’, a remixed version of the cult song ‘Dum maro dum’ from the film ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’ (1971). Nothing original here and Pritam is well known for being ‘inspired’ from cult music. Let’s hope he uses his music ability to come up with something original because otherwise, all his efforts will always be a waste. Anushka Manchanda and has sang this remix in a contemporary style with some new lyrics peppered in, along with rap end electronic sounds.
‘Te amo’ is the next track which describes a woman’s personality. Sung nicely by Ash King and Sunidhi Chauhan, Te Amo adds a soft touch to the album. This is the duet version of Te Amo.
The second version of Te Amo is a reprised version sung beautifully by Mohit Chauhan. Mohit has pumped freshness into the song with his scintillating vocals. Then there is a ‘remix’ and a ‘female’ version of the same song. Nothing new really.
‘Jiyein kyun’ is perhaps the best song of the film. Sung by Papon, this is a unique track where the complete focus is on the vocals and not the music. The guitar riffs later in the song draw interest and engage the listener. On the whole, a super composition and great singing by the vocalist.
The last track on the Dum Maro Dum music album is ‘Thayn thayn’, which has none other than actor Abhishek Bachchan behind the mike with ample support from Earl and Ayush Phukan. Abhishek is mainly rapping in the track. It starts with a dialogue, but soon acquires the hip-hop feel.