‘Bunty Aur Babli 2’ is the sequel to ‘Bunty Aur Babli’ (2005) that delayed its release because of the pandemic. It is produced by Aditya Chopra and casts Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Sharvari Wagh in the lead roles. Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy are back. The background score is by Julius Packiam and the lyrics are written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. Gulzar and Blaaze had written the music for the prequel that is still known for hit numbers.
The album opens with “Tattoo Waaliye” which is an urban Punjabi song composed keeping the characters in mind. The cast shows off their tattoos with their groovy moves and fun dance. The song doesn’t match the levels of a Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy composition because after ‘Bandish Bandits’ (2020), it’s hard to believe that they have composed a song like this that sounds so faint. The lyrics are more like a conversation between a stalker who is trying to convince the girl while professing his love and the girl replying to it with tantrums. Neha Kakkar and Pradeep Sran had tried their best to give this song all the energy they had but it lacked spark. However, the song can be a party anthem because of its originality in the trend of remakes. The glamour of the choreography adds a zing to it.
“Luv Ju” has an excellent beat that will catch your attention right from the first second. Arijit Singh’s voice gave life to this track with his voice modulation and unconventional tune. The soft use of instruments and cool vibe make it the best track of the album. Siddhant and Sharvari starred in this song with a vacation vibe as if this is the song you need to hear when you are chilling. This is not completely a romantic number but the ambiance it creates is very relaxing.
“Bunty Aur Babli 2” is the title track sung by Siddharth Mahadevan and Bohemia. It is a fusion of the original track with a few new beats. The upbeat and rap elevate this song to be an upcoming party anthem. It’s dynamic with well-written lyrics.
Mika Singh and Sunidhi Chauhan sang the dance number “Dhik Chik”. The melody is nothing extraordinary but the use of Indian instrumental music added a twist to it. The song is repetitive in its lyrics and one would say it’s below average.
A lot was expected from the music album keeping in mind the prequel’s evergreen hits “Kajra Re” and “Dhadak Dhadak”. There was a lot of hype about the music album but none matched the par.