Catchy and vibrant songs are expected from Salman Khan’s action masala films. Whether it is Anu Malik, Pritam and Vishal-Shekhar, music composers always put emphasis on Salman Khan’s style of music. Audiences love to see him dance. ‘Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai’ has four songs and three music directors. Devi Sri Prasad and Himesh Reshammiya have a song each and Sajid-Wajid have done the other two.
Devi Sri Prasad recreates the song “Seeti Maar”, adapted from the Telugu movie ‘DJ: Duvvada Jagannatham’ (2017) and the result is quite disappointing. Kamaal Khan and Lulia Vântur have failed to bring that funky thing which Jaspreet Jasz and Rita Thyagaranjan tent to the original song. Salman Khan and Disha Patani’s dance steps are not at all impressive, unlike in the original one, where Allu Arjun and Pooja Hegde’s steps are outstanding.
As a music director Himesh Reshammiya has always given some chartbuster songs, especially for Salman Khan’s projects. From ‘Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya’ (1998) to ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ (2015), the protégé always kept some best tunes for Bhai. “Dil De Diya” is another addition to the list. Composing for Salman Khan’s home production is now a walk in the park. The song gives us some ‘80s Bollywood vibes and he musically merges it with a contemporary style of music. Sung by Payal Dev and Kamaal Khan, “Dil De Diya” has definitely own our hearts. Shabbir Ahmed’s lyrics are very simple and catchy.
“Radhe Title Track” composed and written by Sajid-Wajid, has an interesting funky and syncopated beats that definitely make us groove to the song. Salman Khan shows us his usual ‘cool’ steps, which we have seen in every of his films and that’s so unpleasant to watch as it is too cliched now.
“Zoom Zoom” by Sajid-Wajid and lyrics written by Kunaal Verma, turns out to be the worst one from the soundtrack. The tune, which tried to be too ‘cool’, just failed to impress and falls flat on its face. Ash King tries his level best to make it a noisy number with his charismatic voice but nothing really works. His talent got simply wasted. Lulia Vântur, who rendered the song along with Ash King, is horrible, to put it nicely. She has got two tracks and couldn’t make it in either one.
The soundtrack is a usual passable fare for those who enjoy some masala music catered for Salman Khan.