2020s

Soundtracks of Cinema: ‘Dhamaka’

Dhamaka Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2021 Netflix Movie

The Dhamaka soundtrack includes music by Prateek Kuhad, Jasleen Royal, Amit Trivedi and Delraez Bunshah. This info article contains spoilers for Ram Madhvani’s 2021 Netflix movie. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.

Dhamaka stars Kartik Aaryan as Arjun Pathak, a Mumbai journalist and radio DJ. Mrunal Thakur co-stars as Soumya Mehra Pathak, the protagonist’s colleague and ex-wife. When a man threatens to blow up the Bandra-Worli Sea Link, Arjun tries to prevent a tragedy while also hoping to improve the network’s ratings. Composer Vishal Khurana (Neerja) scored the 104-minute film and also handled the music direction. Here’s a breakdown of the three featured songs in Dhamaka.

Dhamaka Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2021 Netflix Movie

Dhamaka Soundtrack - Every Song in the 2021 Netflix Movie

  • “Kasoor” by Prateek Kuhad (00:00:00): The Dhamaka soundtrack song plays during the opening sequence. Arjun records home videos with his wife, Soumya. Thakur’s character celebrates a new job at TRTV’s Bharosa 24 x 7; Arjun wins a Journalist of the Year award. The music captures the good times in the relationship and also plays while the characters process a divorce.
  • “Khoya Paaya” by Jasleen Royal (1:28:00): Arjun learns from a news broadcast that his ex-wife, Soumya, has passed away. He stands in silence while seeing her lifeless body on television. The lyric “What you have you gained and lost?” complements Arjun’s perspective after surviving a terrorist attack in Mumbai. The Dhamaka soundtrack music cuts during a flashback moment in which Soumya preps Arjun for his first primetime broadcast.
  • “Khoya Paaya” by Amit Trivedi & Delraez Bunshah (1:33:00): Arjun detonates an explosive after being falsely identified as a terrorist. A male vocal version of the Dhamaka soundtrack song accompanies the final sequence. The camera zooms in on Arjun’s face as the film ends (along with the protagonist’s life).

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