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Review: ABCD 2's music has variety

Shraddha Kapoor and Varun Dhawan in ABCD 2The ABCD 2 soundtrack has something for everyone, writes Aelina Kapoor.

ABCD was a successful musical and Bezuban was its biggest song. Hence, it’s no surprise when the song appears in a new avatar in the film's sequel, as Bezubaan Phir Se

It’s a thumping number with Vishal Dadlani’s vocals in great form. Singers Madhav Krishna and Anushka Manchanda do well; this one is going to be a chartbuster phir se

The song that continues to play in one's mind after a single hearing is Priya Saraiya's sweet and simple Sun Saathiya. The young woman’s sugar-coated vocals could melt anyone's heart. She does complete justice to the romantic lyrics. 

Chunar is an ode to a mother. One can well expect an emotional outing for ABCD 2's lead actor Varun Dhawan here though one wonders how this Arijit Singh song fits into the scheme of things for a film which has dance as its central theme. 

Since the film is young at heart, it is imperative to have a party number. That space is filled by Happy Birthday, a chartbuster in the making for sure. 

Composers Sachin and Jigar come behind the mike along with D Soldierz and they are clearly having a lot of fun singing this one. Varun Dhawan debuts as a rapper here, and makes an instant impression. 

Benny Dayal lends Varun his voice for the melodious romantic number, If You Hold My Hand

The devotional element comes in with Divya Kumar singing Hey Ganaraya. Though it does seem a little out of place in a fun album like this, one waits to see how it unfolds on screen. 

There won't be any complaints for Happy Hour, picturised on Prabhudheva in his element as a dancer, and sung by Mika Singh.  

Benny Dayal steps up the tempo for the celebration number Naach Meri Jaan. He is in the good company of Shalmali Kholgade, who has a unique voice. With Siddharth Basrur and Rimi Nique (who also contributes to the lyrics) joining in, it’s a fun, youthful number. 

Singer Shefali Alvares gets Tatoo right, and since this is a Disney film, with children as part of its target audience, the song will certainly appeal to them. 

Vande Mataram switches between being patriotic and a dance number. At seven minutes, it’s the longest track in the album so expect director Remo D'Souza to go all out with his picturisation here. 

Like ABCD, the sequel’s music has variety. Though it isn't quite the kind that one heard in Varun's earlier chartbusters in Student Of The Year or Main Tera Hero, it still has its core theme well in place. 

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