Rakht Charitra - 2 2010 Music Review

Rakht Charitra - 2 2010 Music Review

A few weeks after the release of Rakht Charitra arrives part two of the film. Just as in case of the first part, this time too there are multiple composers (Sukhwinder Singh, Dharam-Sandeep, Imran-Vikram, Kohinoor Mukherji) roped in to contribute to the soundtrack. Shyamraj Dutta, Vayu, Sandeep Singh, Shabeer Ahmed, Vayu and Prashant Pandey write. Also, yet again one expects the music to the kind that acts as a part of the background score and is strictly situational instead of having an eye on commercial gains.

A couple of songs from the first part of Rakht Charitra - 'Maar De' and 'Mila Toh Marega' - are placed in Rakht Charitra 2 as well. Best tracks from the enterprise; there presence is pretty much justified as they well convey the ferocious mood of the film. 'Maar De' is all about bloodshed and singer Jojo does a good job in this Imran-Vikram composition which has lyrics by Shabeer Ahmed. This time around it is just the 'remix version' that appears in the album.

Similarily 'Mila Toh Marega' too comes in a 'Electro Mix' version. As stated even earlier, 'Mila Toh Marega' is on the same lines as 'Govinda Govinda' [Sarkar]. This one sung by Ravindra Upadhay, Vishvesh Parmar and Sandeep Patil with lyrics by Vayu is one of the better tracks in the album and also has some bits in English. Composed by Dharam-Sandeep, 'Mila Toh Marega' has the kind of beats that are infectious and difficult to let go off one's mind and hence it is all the more justified to find an inclusion all over again in the second part of the film.

There are a few songs that are heard for the first time ever in Rakht Charitra 2. One such song is 'Khel Shuroo' which is so haunting that it could well have been included in a vampire film. Armaan Malik sings in such a husky tone that one can well challenge a listener to listen to the song ten times in a row all alone in the night and still not get scared. Lyrics by Vayu are downright violent as well with blood, darkness, killings and dead bodies forming the core of this Dharam-Sandeep and Kohinoor Mukherji composition. Really, a song like this is most enjoyed in a theatre but can hardly be picked up for a standalone hearing outside it.