Rakta Charitra 2 – Music Review

A few weeks after the release of Rakta Charitra arrives part two of the film. Just like 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 Rakta Charitra - 'Maar De' and 'Mila Toh Marega' - are placed in Rakta 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 Rakta 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.

To compliment the ferocious mood of the film arrives 'Patthar Ko' where Sukhwinder Singh gets into a hard hitting mood, well literally. He co-composes this song with Amar Desai and also comes behind the mike for this Sandeep Singh lyrics that boast of some heavy duty words. Lasting barely two minutes, this thumping track is also heard in a 'theme version' that comes sans any vocals.

'Nagendra Haraya' is akin to a couple of different songs being merged into one. While the part sung by Sukhwinder Singh is yet another version of the theme of Rakta Charitra, and hence follows the same format as the rest of the album, the initial portion sung by Viveka is set in a style that belongs to an out and out South zone, something which is justifiable considering the film's setting.


To reiterate the point mentioned in case of the music album of the first part as well, if looked at as a theme album that works with the film, the soundtrack of Rakta Charitra 2 scores. However, its disturbing feel and setting doesn't promise the kind of appeal that would make masses drool over it. Coupled with this the fact that music is not really the USP of the film and it would be hard to imagine the album of Rakta Charitra 2 to be making much impression at the stands.


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