In his Bollywood debut Arko Pravo Mukherjee composes three tunes for Jism 2. In the first one, Abhi Abhi, he treads the tried and tested melody path that seldom fails despite the déjà vu, and makes the ideal vocal choice in KK. The duet version is even better, Akriti Kakar (NOT Shreya Ghoshal as credited) complementing KK beautifully, especially the base notes where her voice takes on a sensual edge (And good job T Series, botching up yet again on artist credits!) I would have been happy about Ye Jism despite the Bhatt template had I not known of its Arabic “original”. Lovely singing by Ali Azmat though, a bit too emotional at times but nice. Maula is a winner though, the composer putting the percussion to good use along with the cellos as Ali Azmat pours his heart out onto the microphone.
Mithoon’s sole composition Yeh Kasoor follows the route he has always taken when with the Bhatts, the melancholia and all that. But this time he gets singer Sonu Kakkar who props the song above possible tedium with her spotless rendition. On the other hand, Rushk have almost nothing going for them in Darta Hoon with an unimaginative arrangement and drab vocals. Pretty much the same can be said about Abdul Baasith Saeed’s Hey Walla, except Unoosha’s singing is decent. Not that it helps much, the song is still uninteresting.
Not a standout debut from Arko Pravo Mukherjee, but at least he stands out from the rest of the composers scoring for Jism 2. Strictly average soundtrack this.
Music Rating: 5.5/10
Top Recos: Maula, Abhi Abhi
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