There are some Pritam songs which could be used for “spot 5 differences in the arrangement” contests, so recurrent are the patterns. Chup Chup Ke makes for a good such candidate, the melody interspersed with bursts of qawwali elements evoking strong memories of songs like Pee Loon. The singing is top class though, particularly the qawwali by Muazzam Beg and Rizwan Ali Khan. And Ash King (who sings the film version) does a better job than Shaan on the melodic portions. The techno Punju Fukraa is groovy, though again in a very heard-before way. Jazzy B and Hard Kaur are perfect choices for singing this one. Following on the same techno line, Ash King and Hard Kaur’s Hote Hote isn’t half as good, and can be safely skipped. Same goes for the cacophonous attempt at metal called Rab Ka Junoon;Inderpreet Singh’s singing doesn’t help the cause one bit. Mumkin Nahi is once again standard Pritam, only with a 90s edge, and hence boring. Not much to speak of on the vocals section either. Anupam Amod is decent, but he is joined by Tulsi Kumar (yes you guessed it, this is again a T-Series soundtrack) which just about wraps up the case for the song. The only song that stands above the middling fare is O Re Khuda. Adnan Sami at his soulful best, Javed Bashir filling in at the right places, and a neat guitar-led arrangement from the composer.
After a superlative effort in Barfi, surprisingly unremarkable score from Pritam for Rush.