Looks like director Abhinav Kashyap is pulling out all stops, to ensure his upcoming Ranbir Kapoor starrer ‘Besharam’ will appeal to one and all.
The film has already garnered a fair bit of buzz, for its first promos have gone viral. In continuum, the latest song from the film, ‘Aa re aa re’, already looks like it’s well on its way to becoming a chartbuster.
Mika Singh and Shreya Ghoshal croon this fun, pacy track, which has equally catchy lyrics penned by Rajeev Barnwal, for music-director Lalit Pandit. Ranbir adds the requisite cheapness and masala tadka to this colourful ditty.
A set reminiscent of the garish, over-the-top films of the 1980’s and 1990’s, featuring a myriad of colourfully clad dancers in rainbow hued kurta-pyjama suits and cotton candy pink turbans constitutes the song. The dhol props seem like they are lifted straight out of a Jeetendra-Sridevi song of yore!
Meanwhile, Ranbir shakes his booty adequately enough, joined this time by debutante Pallavi Sharda. Ranbir’s chest-hair is given equal footage, as he shimmies and thrusts his pelvis in a carnival-like ambience, replete with a giant wheel.
And eventually, (surprise surprise!) Ranbir dons a Sardarji-esque bright purple turban and an equally garish yellow and purple patiala suit. As he sings to a coy Pallavi, women with matka-heads swarm the sets and begin dancing around (don’t ask!)
“Hero hain hum, hain apni fillum,” proclaims Ranbir’s character at one point in the song. Indeed, the song does all it can to convince the viewer that this is solely Ranbir’s film, and he’s what is now known as the masses’ hero.
Frenetic, fast-paced, high-energy and a catchy tune, coupled with Ranbir Kapoor’s heroism, and slick, rustic dance moves create the right cocktail for ‘Aa re aa re’.