Music Review: Dhoom 3 (Hindi)

Composer(s): Julius Packium, Pritam Chakraborty
Film: Dhoom 3

The title song, in its third revision, tries too hard in its attempt to bring something different with all the dhol additaments, but is strictly average fare. The novelty factor in the case of its Arabic version works to some extent though. Sunidhi Chauhan is her usual spritely self in Kamli, the frenzied orchestration making up for what's a bland tune. Bande Hai Hum, the kids chorus composed by Julius Packium, is pleasant and impactful, and of the two instrumentals, Dhoom Tap is less a foot-tapping dance number than a messy hodgepodge, while Dhoom:3 Overture starts off as a piano-led instrumental version of Bande Hai Hum only to morph into a pale imitation of the title song. Tu Hi Junoon, despite Mohit Chauhan's involved singing, evokes tedium, even as Malang outgrows its clichéd Arabic-qawwali template to deliver a catchy fusion, with singers Siddarth Mahadevan and Shilpa Rao excelling in their parts. There's no getting around this. Pritam's music score in Dhoom 3 is underwhelming and hugely disappointing.