Gangs of Wasseypur 2 (Music review), Hindi – Sneha Khanwalkar

Chhi chha ledar is the soundtrack’s highlight, with brilliantly unabashed singing by Durga and pulsating music by Sneha that morphs from 80s coolth to uber-techno gradually. The composer lends her edgy vocals to the equally edgy composition in Kaala rey; haunting in every way – music, lyrics and overall feel. 80s qawali sound joins forces with street band music in Aabroo to create an audacious sound interjected with hyper-enthusiastic highs. Moora‘s highly tuneful calypso sound works wonders in the vocals of Robbie Styles and Sneha Khanwalkar, even as the Morning variant goes progressively modern with an incredible sound mix. Taar bijli and Electric piya, unfortunately stretch the curious sound Sneha concocted in the earlier soundtrack and the Fused version of Electric Piya only reiterates this. Keh ke loonga’s new mix in KKL is several shades funkier than the original, while Bahut khoob, its 8 bit variant and Tunya manage to completely mess up the aural nerves. That leaves us with Perpendicular Theme, an instrumental track that makes highly innovative use of the sounds at its disposal. The soundtrack of Gangs of Wasseypur 2 seems more aligned to Sneha’s Sound Trippin work than the earlier soundtrack, but is still wonderfully eclectic.

Keywords: Sneha Khanwalkar, Gangs of Wasseypur, Gangs of Wasseypur 2, GoW2, 200, #200