is a particular kind of music that one expects
from different kind of movies coming from
the house of Yash Raj Films.
If it is an action thriller like Dhoom
2, you are sure that what you would get
would be on the lines of Dhoom, which
means something that is fast paced, racy
and high on rhythm.
If it is a mature love story like Fanaa,
then it has to be highly romantic, something
which could be on the lines of a Veer
If it is Kabul Express, then of course
it has to be something which is out of
the box and breaks the norms.
And last but not the least; if it is
Ta Ra Rum Pum, it has to follow a young
and peppy theme of music, as heard in
its predecessors belonging to a similar
genre - Hum Tum and Salaam Namaste.
This is the reason why there are set
expectations when you lay your hands on
the album of Ta Ra Rum Pum. And this is
the reason why there is a certain predictability
that one looks for (no harm in that, after
all this is the way the brand has made
a place at the top for itself) in the
music here by Vishal Shekhar with lyrics
by Javed Akhtar.
So you pretty much anticipate that there
would be one or two we-are-one-family
kind of songs since the film has Saif
Ali Khan and Rani Mukherjee playing a
married couple with two kids, a sad song,
a 'bhangra' number (it would be criminal
to leave one out in a Yash Raj Film) and
at least one sugar-coated melody-rich
Does one get all of this? Of course
yes. The fact is that you get what you
expected, though one would have been even
happier if there was a surprise or two
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