Khiladi 786 Music Review

Chartbuster music plays a vital role to ensure a good opening at the ticket window. Akshay Kumar has been a juggernaut at box office this year and music from films like Rowdy Rathore and Housefull 2 have been universally successful. But, whether it is mega releases in the last quarter of 2012 or other big banner Akki films this year, Khiladi 786 had the least buzz and there were not many expectations from the album either. But the very fact that it marks the return of Akki-Himesh Hit Jodi enhances the prospect from this album. Let’s see what Khiladi 786 has in the offering.

Khiladi 786 Music Review of Lonely

Lonely: The album kick offs with a fun outing “Lonely” which begins well with brisk rap by Yo Yo Honey Singh and Himesh carries the momentum forward. The lines “Teri Yaad Yaad Me” reminds you of signature Himesh tunes and are high point for the song. The composer also compliments his association with Akki by lending lines from their chartbuster “Main Jahan Rahoo” (Namastey London) and he deserves a pat for fitting them perfectly. Shabbir Ahmed supports the composition well with his lyrics. Though there are a few moments where Reshammiya sounds excessively nasal, this song is still a winner with an eye-catching video. HIT (3.5/5)

Khiladi 786 Music Review: Balma

Balma: Composer Himesh Reshammiya pays his homage to the Legendry R.D.Burman in the next outing which is kind of an item song. Balma has a retro feel and is quite obviously situational. Sameer’s writing is apt and use of phrases like “Fire Brigade”, “Baarood” & “Atom Bomb” are catchy. Indian Idol-5 winner Sreeram gets his second bollywood song after Ishq Risk Remix (Mere Brother Ki Dulhan) and his profound vocals astonishingly suit well to Akshay Kumar. Still this song can unarguably be called a Shreya Ghoshal number for the sultriness she brings to the composition. Average (3/5)

Long Drive: The next track in the album is a Punjabi number and who better than Mika Singh? While Himesh offers a fusion of desi and western tunes, Mika showcases his talent to blend Indian folk and rock notes well. This song is likely to click with the youth. Average (3/5)

Sari Sari Raat: The album already has three good compositions and fortunately the tempo doesn’t drop. Sari Sari Raat comes straight from the Himesh School which boasts of poignant scores like ‘Veeraniya’ (Namastey London) & ‘Teri Meri’ (Bodyguard).  Touching meaningful lyrics by Shabbir Ahmed and Himesh’s use of instrumentals goes well with the genre of the song. HIT (3.5/5)

Hookah Bar: Hookah Bar is a song with a huge influence of instrumental vocals. It is sung by Himesh, Vineet Singh and Aman Trikha. The composition begins well with foot tapping beats but somehow plunges as it progresses. Average. (2.5/5)

Tu Hoor Pari: Himesh again tries hand with a Punjabi offering in the album and this time with a Sufi touch. The lyrics don’t quite really impress and vocals by Javed & Shreya Ghoshal seem to be repetitive and taut. Strictly Average. (2/5)

Khiladi 786 Music Review of Khiladi 786 Title Song

Khiladi Bhaiyya – Khiladi 786 Title Track: I guess the composer kept the best for the last. The title song of Khiladi 786 is a smash hit all the way. The song begins with an addictive tune which you can’t really help but listen time and again. Quite surprisingly Himesh has given the charge to the young singers (Vineet Singh, Aman Trikha, Yashraj Kapil, Alam Gir Khan and Rajdeep Chatterji) from his club for this number rather than relying on a veteran. Vineet Singh stands out. Though the vocals could have been better in the middle portions, the tailor made lyrics for Akshay does the trick. “Khiladi Bhaiyya” has already become a rage amongst Khiladi fans since the launch of the teaser. CHARTBUSTER (4/5)

Final Verdict: Khiladi 786 exceeds expectations and will definitely contribute its share in giving the film a good box office start. It offers nothing new and is a regular run of the mill masala album. While there are many decent songs, one could have expected one more chartbuster. The reason for this could be that the album contains as many as 7 different songs (when all other chartbuster albums restrict to 4-5 compositions these days). Well, all said, considering the film’s genre, we will give a THUMBS UP to this album.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Music review by Archit Mishra.

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45 Comments

  • akki haters please leave this page!! upto death , you people will be like this..not even GOD can change your attitude. do something useful in life than being a parasite of your parents . blaming the superstars and musicians will do no good for you. you cant produce that fame and skill in your entire life, useless humans!!

  • Very good review, i will give 3.5*. Balma, hookah bar, long drive, lonely, khiladi bhaiya are chartbusters. Am fed up with romantic songs.

  • omg!!!! Wat a album i will give 5 out of 5. Long drive nd lonely nd sari sari sari raat nd khiladi bhaiya nd sugdi nd hokabar will rock da nation. nd far far bttr thn crap jthj album. wait nd watch da jalwa of khiladi.

  • Cracker Album…5 Chartbusters – Khiladi Bhaiyya/Lonely/Balma/Sari-2 Raat/Long Drive

    Superb work HIMESH !! All d best AKKI

  • You have under rated a few songs…..Hukka Bar is better than wat u’ve said……

    But your reasoning for every song is very good….Enjoyed both K786 songs & your Review :)

  • Though m not at all an akki fanatic, still I would genuinely buy 2 songs (Title Track & Saari-2 Raat) from this album. Hukka Bar & Tu Hoor Pari are poor.

    I want to make a point here.
    Y do we have to bow down everytime its an A R rehman composition or an Aamir Khan film?—-I luv 3 Idiots music but Talaash songs are below the mark acc to me~~~Its my honest opinion,,,,,,And i can mention at least 2 songs each from Sajid-Wajid/Pritam/Himesh/Vishal-Shekhar/Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy that are better than Rehman’s Oscar winning Jai Ho! WE MUST LEARN TO SPEAK OUT TRUE FEELINGS FROM OUR HEART rather than just thinking WAT HOW OUTER WORLD WILL TAKE OUR OPINION

    I will rate
    Khiladi786 Music : 3/5
    Talaash Music : 2/5
    JTHJ Music : 3/5
    Cocktail : 4/5 (My Favorite in 2012 so far)

  • HR Rocks ! Jai Mata Di !
    Fantabulous Songs……..Awesome tunes………..

    I’ve already made Khiladi Bhaiya my Caller Tune :P

  • Himesh is the Best Music director in India followed by sajid-wajid.i luv Khiladi Bhaiyya veryyyyyy veryyyyy much it is look like Bodyguard title Song

  • himesh resmia again mess it up after some pathetic song from bol bacchan, son of sardar…he make most pathetic of all ….he completely a shadow of past

  • rowdy rathore songs are blockbluster..that is why film also..but this himesh make all attempt to make it a disaster…worst song albub ever….whoever tolerate with it should be gib=ven prize

  • no offense to any akshay fan, bt honestly speaking , music is nt upto d mark , khiladi bhaiya ofc is d chartbuster song bt rest songs disappoint , i mean d 1st 2 releases of akshay dis yr, housefull 2 n rowdy rathore had 100 tyms bttr music dan dis , i think evn akki fans wud agree to dis , ryt ?? comparing to dat , dis music is nt upto d mark bt still khiladi bhaiya may do d trick , well personally i wud lyk akshay to feature in more serious movies lyk once upon a tym in mumbaai 2 n if comedies den sensible ones as he used to do in past nt mindless ones , gud lck to akki , n 1 more thing , it wud b evn bttr if he does 2-3 films a yr rather dan 4-5 , it wud allow him to focus more ! no offense to akki fans ! joinin hands wid akki fans , gd lck

  • Bravo Akki Haters,,,this is wat can be expected frm u guys,,,m sure, even if R D Burman wud have cum down to compose for Khiladi 786,u guys must have trashed it as well

    I remember wen Desi Boyz songs came it was the same story.,,,,,And Subah Hone Na De was among top5 songs on youtube in 2011

    REALITY CHECK — #KHILADI tags have been trending at No.1 spot from last 1 week….this shows the craze of Khiladi

    As far as review is concerned, it is good piece of read but rating is less. 3.5 is least for me

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