In the year 2007, Vipul Shah’s Namaste London rocked Bollywood with its groundbreaking music. He had Himesh Reshammiya at that time, with some impressive compositions like Main Jahan Rahoon, Dilruba, Rafta, Annan Faanan and many more. Now he’s back with its sequel Namaste England but this time he has Mannan Shah working on the film as a music director.
The expectation rises as Vipul Shah is known for his good musical taste which we saw earlier too in his movies. Namaste England album is composed of seven songs. Javed Akhtar, Master Rakesh and Badshah’s lyrics and Mannan Shah, Badshah, Rishi Rich’s music impresses in part in these compositions. So here’s a close look on the soundtracks of Namaste England.
Atif Aslam impresses again with his romantic number Tere liye with a newcomer Akansha Bhandari. Javed Akhtar has written the song very nicely. Mannan Shah’s music makes this romantic number a hit and top at the list but it isn’t a great composition.
Bhare Bazaar is a party song and at second place in the list. Vishal Dadlani with Payal Dev and B Praak added power to the track. Master Rakesh has written this chartbuster with Badshah, who does his usual rap magic in the song. He also tries his hands in music composition with Rishi Rich. It’s a powerful track and everyone is enjoying it too but again, its not genius.
Dhoom Dhadakka is at third place in the album. It’s a celebration song sung by Shahid Mallya and Antara Mitra. The song gave an ordinary feel when you hear it and fails to do any Dhoom Dhadakka which is just opposite to its title.
The forth in the lineup is Tu Meri Main Tera, which is a melancholy track. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan with Shadab Faridi and Altamash Faridi performed the song beautifully. Javed Akhtar with his lyrics and Mannan Shah with his music tried to impress but it failed to mark among a masses.
Kya Kahoon Jaaneman is next on the order and Shashaa Tirupati performs it very well in her tempting voice. Javed Akhtar’s lyrics and Mannan Shash’s music doesn’t seem to impress that much this time.
Mannan Shah tried his own voice for the track Ziddi Hai Dil. His music and Javed Akhtar’s lyrics all together proved to be a disappointment.
The last track in the album is Proper Patola. It’s a reprise version and proved a hit like old one did. Badshah along with Diljit Dosanjh and Aastha Gill rocked this time too.
Overall, Namaste England is a very average album and no song does particularly well.