Ready: Crowd Pleaser

Salman Khan is known to please the crowd with his movies and music. His latest movie, Ready, is a remake of the original Telugu blockbuster and comes with the baggage of the success of the original movie. The music of the original movie took the Telugu industry by storm and I can imagine the remade version doing something similar. Pritam does a fab job of including quality song (Humko Pyaar Hua) and crowd pleasers (Dhinka Chika and Character Dheela).

Album: Ready (2011)
Music Composers: Pritam and Devi Sri Prasad
Singers: Amrita Kak, Neeraj Sridhar, Mika Singh, Tulsi Kumar, KK, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Lyricist: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Neelesh Mishra, Ashish Pandit and Kumaar
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Character Dheela Hai (Ishq Ke Naam)
Singers: Neeraj Sridhar and Amrita Kak
Music Composer: Pritam
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya

The album opens with the foot tapping dance number picturized on Salman Khan and Zarine Khan (remember her from Veer?). Amitabh Bhattacharya who is known for his philosophical words (eg: Baangur from I Am) pens an out and out commercial song with catchy lyrics. There is a mention of the chartbusters ‘Munni’ and ‘Sheila’ too.  Neeraj and Amrita add the right amount of zing to this song and you can’t stop from tapping your foot. This is going to be a chart buster for sure. Needless to say, this comes in a remixed version.

Humko Pyar Hua (Chal Chale)
Singer: KK and Tulsi Kumar
Music Composer: Pritam
Lyrics: Neelesh Mishra

In total contrast to the previous song, this one is a soft, romantic number sung by KK and Tulsi Kumar. KK’s voice suits these kind of songs so well, the more I listen to him, the more I like it. Lyrics are nothing extra-ordinary, but the song itself has a soothing effect and you sway along with it. One of my favorites from the album. There is a remixed version too, which is good.

Dhinka Chika
Singer: Mika Singh and Amrita Kak
Music Composer: Devi Sri Prasad
Lyrics: Ashish Pandit

This is the song which had the highest expectations. Ringa Ringa from the original Telugu movie was a huge chartbuster and this song which is based on the original won’t be anything less. A totally tapori song, a mass pleaser and foot-tapping beats is one catchy song. It reminds me of Dil Mein Baji Guitar, may be because of Mika or the beats? Is Amrita Kak the new Sunidhi Chauhan? She sounds similar to Sunidhi and has the same singing style and voice. Should I say this comes in a remixed version?

Meri Ada Bhi (Ishq Ne Mere)
Singer: Rahat Fatesh Ali Khan and Tulsi Kumar
Music Composer: Pritam
Lyrics: Kumaar

A very interesting number which mixes the age old Punjabi folk song Laung Gawacha with current music trend which is sung by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Tulsi Kumar. The song opens with a cuckoo sound (which you could hear in old, grandpa clocks) which is hilarious. The fast beats, Sufi touch by Khan’s voice and the Punjabi folk song words make this song very catchy and interesting. A remixed version exists which is okay.

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