Tanu Weds Manu Returns (Music review), Hindi – Krsna, Tanishq & Vayu

Move On is a frenetically paced, borderline Middle Eastern (Vakulabharanam raga based?) track that Sunidhi completely owns, while lyricist Raj Shekhar’s melancholic lines come out really well in Ankit Tiwari’s involved vocals and Krsna’s haunting, but simple tune in Mat jaa re. Ghani bawri is earthy and catchy, and Jyoti Nooran is fantastic with her effortless singing. The remix is pulse-poundingly bad, though. Anmol Malik is scintillating in the true-blue jazz Old school girl that Krsna orchestrates oh-so-beautifully, while its Haryanvi version is hilarious, thanks to Kalpana’s singing and Raj Shekhar’s lyrics. The soundtrack’s highlights are clearly Ho gaya hai pyar tumse and O sathi mere. The former is wonderfully sung by Dev Negi and is a frothy and instantly likeable ballad that surprisingly incorporates the tabla mid-way for extra appeal! The latter, featuring the ever dependable Sonu Nigam is a magnificiently sweeping song that has a thoroughly engaging, albeit complex flow for a tune. Guest composers Tanishq & Vayu’s reimagination of the popular Punjabi folk song in Banno is pulsating and aptly dance’able, besides being enthusiastically sung by Brijesh Shandilya and Swati Sharma! Krsna offers a fitting follow-up, in terms of tone and variety, to his 2011 original score.

Keywords: Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Krsna, Tanishq & Vayu, #200, 200