Gangs of Wasseypur Part I music was a grand success and Sneha Khanwalkar had proved yet again why she can capture the frenzy of the masses and niche audience alike. We are still in a hangover of Womaniya and Hunter while the music album for Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 has quietly and quickly made its way to the stands. Anurag Kashyap has always been a man who has preferred to experiment with music that finds place in his films, right from Black Friday to Shaitan, the latter which he produced with much élan. Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 music should be in tune with the prequel and one can expect the same vigor of the hinterland romance, organic sounds and weird yet relevant words.
Dil Chhi Chha Ledar is a unique song to say the least. Sneha Khanwalkar has yet again brought up her signature style of composing music. There are organic sounds, beats and despite hovering around some programmed music, there is a rustic melody which drives this number. Durga has sung this perhaps better than anyone would have done and she is a fabulous find of the team. Varun Grover’s lyrics are fascinating and gel perfectly with the mood of GOW.
Sneha doubles up as a singer and composer for ‘Kaala Rey’. Once again organic sounds welcome you to the world and she weaves some old school magic into the song with her minimalist yet intriguing music. It is difficult to pick either the singer or music composer in ‘Kaala Rey’ and it should have a haunting effect if you pay close attention to the lyrics.
Electric Piya, just as tacky the title of the song is, Rasika, the singer starts off the proceedings in her elated husky voice. The track quickly picks up the tempo and brings in the road side band baaja style. Electric Piya is heavy on Bihar twangs and this time although Varun does not manage to belt out any captivating words for this one still it is a pleasant getaway from the land of techno and gizmos. The English words may have been weaved in for an effect but the song would have had the same impact had they not been made so obvious.
Bahut Khoob is an instrumental and despite there being two versions of the same, perhaps they have some other utilities in the film but in the album, they do not make much of a difference.
Taar Bijli brings Padmashree Sharda Sinha and she sings it well but the tune and the music fail to impress this time.
With Aabroo things go down. Although Piyush Mishra sounds good and so does Bhupesh Singh still the composition is too clichéd other than some quirky percussions throughout the song.
Perpendicular Theme does not pull things up for Gangs of Wasseypur Part II music and the salad bowl of instruments and music does not make an impact here.
Moora, Tunya and KKL are either instrumentals or revisited versions of earlier songs which do not contribute much to the album.