For a film that's raising so much expectations, the music of Dhoom 3 definitely feels like something we have all heard before. Music director Pritam does deliver on a couple of tracks but it mostly fails to impress.
The first track 'Malang', an arabic sounding, sufi song sung by Siddharth Mahadevan and Shilpa Rao has a good catchy beat and interesting lyrics by Sameer. But it somehow seems to fall short of the mark. It doesn’t really convey the foot-tapping quality of a qawwali which is what it aspires to. Shilpa's rich voice definitely overshadows Siddharth's vocals in this average song.
Kamli is the Dhoom 3 version of Dhoom 2's Crazy Kiya Re. It is a typically Bollywood number which has already gained popularity due to Katrina's dance moves. It is suitably peppy and Sunidhi Chauhan's voice sounds just right for it.
Mohit Chauhan's fantastic voice is wasted on Tu Hi Junoon which is a dull and monotonous track.
Dhoom Machale sounds like a remix of the previous Dhoom Machale songs which is precisely what it is. It sounds noisy, messy and all in all we do miss the whistling tone from Dhoom 2. For some strange reason the album also features an arabic version of the Dhoom song which just feels a little unnecessary.
Bande Hai Hum Uske comes as a surprise in the album of a film like Dhoom 3. It is a slow, soulful song sung by Shivam Mahadevan and Anish Sharma and features some really touching lyrics by Aditya Chopra.
All in all with more misses than hits, the Dhoom 3 album was a letdown.