This year should be a testament to the fact that Arijit Singh can sing pretty much anything.
Whether it’s a love ballad from Fitoor, or a slow, sad song (‘Bolna’) from Kapoor & Sons, or songs from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil — the increasingly popular title track and ‘Channa Mereya’ — his variety is almost boast-worthy.
While the ADHM title track may be his best song with regard to singing prowess, there’s a certain power in Arijit’s voice that lends itself to songs with a pace — be it ‘Gerua’ or ‘Dilliwali Girlfriend’.
In Befikre’s new song ‘Nashe si Chad Gayi’ that power comes through. Which is why a song as breezy as this one finally showcases the abandon, the YOLO nature that the film has been bragging about for so long.
Sadly, it was missing in the trailer. However, we seem to be back with the programme with this smooth Arijit number.
In the song, we see Vani Kapoor and Ranveer Singh dancing. But this isn’t the regular dancing that Bollywood films are famous for. There’s a sense of Kygo-esque party music that this song gives out, which isn’t necessarily thumping beats that won’t let you listen to your own thoughts — but a calm, summer vibe.
There’s alcohol (of course), people dancing in abandon, beer being poured out of a fire extinguisher, soap bubbles, and Vani Kapoor definitely takes the lead on the dancing, with shimmies galore.
The choreography wants to make you start dancing, especially since you see how Ranveer is completely into Vani’s character, even when he’s doing the difficult steps. Here’s the chemistry that we’ve been looking for! This song could have easily been the trailer for Befikre.
At one point, Vani asks Ranveer’s character to have her back, as she does a half-cartwheel while he holds her by the waist. The sense you get from this song is that these two people just decided to let everything go and dance.
The lyrics of the song add to the laidback, YOLO vibe of the song — “Nashe si chad gayi oye, patang se lad gayi… lagti current jaise, nikla warrant jaise, abhi abhi utara net se torrent jaise”
If ‘Nashe Si Chad Gayi‘ is an inkling of how the rest of the songs are going to be, we can’t wait for the rest of Befikre to unfold.