Music Review: Dum Maaro Dum

Pritam impresses us once again with his latest album. The title song created a lot of controversy and I am surprised I like Pritam’s version better. A soft number, an item song and a rap song by the AB himself make this album worth listening to.

Album: Dum Maaro Dum (2011)
Music Composers: Pritam
Singers: Anushka Manchanda, Ash King, Sunidhi Chauhan, Papon, Zubin Garg, Abhishek Bachchan and Ayush Phukan
Lyricist: Jaideep Sahni

Mit Jaaye Gham aka Dum Maaro Dum
Singer: Anushka Manchanda

The much talked about, controversial song gives this album a great start. It’s not true that there is no resemblance to the original songs or that the lyrics are not borrowed. The first couple of lines are definitely copied and the signature guitar tune is the essence of the remixed song. Apologies to purists, but I actually like this song. It’s peppy and has the ‘do not care attitude’ in a more pronounced way. The original song was for that era and this song is for the present generation. It’s catchy and rocking.

Te Amo
Singers: Ash King and Sunidhi Chauhan

This is the most beautiful song of the album. Pritam seems to agree because there are a total of four versions of this song included in the album. We have a version each by Ash King, Sunidhi Chauhan and Mohit Chauhan and another remix version. The lyrics are interesting –  ‘Te Amo’ means ‘I love you’ in Spanish. The song is soft and touching.

Jiyein Kyun
Singer: Papon

This is one of Pritam’s signature songs with elements of rock. It reminds me of ‘Life in a metro’ and in a good way. Papon – no idea who this singer is, but he is one awesome singer! His style is a bit similar to Mohit Chauhan’s – singing lazily, with dragging the words –  if you know what I mean. The song starts of in a soft way and then it gets rocking later on with an awesome guitar piece.

Jaana Hai
Singer: Zubin Garg

Zubin Garg sings this ambitious song where sings his heart out. A song which varies between slow and fast tempo has interesting guitar pieces in between. A very different kind of song which catches your attention.

Thayn Thayn
Singers: Abhishek Bachchan, Ayush Phukan

Abhishkes Bachchan turns singer in this song where he is heard rapping! This is the first desi rap song which I liked. Lyrics are interesting and the song makes you sing along with it. Catchy tune, foot-tapping beats and different lyrics make this song a very enjoyable one.

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2 thoughts on “Music Review: Dum Maaro Dum

  1. I am looking for the original song from where the Indian ‘Te Amo’ has been derived from. Could someone please help me with it? Thanks.

    Oh! BTW I do like the Indian version. It is indeed very refreshing and different. Especially Ash King’s rendition. I enjoyed that immensely.

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