SRK’s Mesmerizing ‘Challa’ In ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ – What Are You Searching For?

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Shah Rukh Khan in 'Challa' song from 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan'
Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Challa’ song from ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’

SRK: An ex-army man, leading a double life in London, must choose between his wife and muse.

A Yash Chopra film, directed by Yash Chopra, written by Devika Bhagat, staring Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ has also brought together the award winning pair of A R Rahman and Gulzar.

‘Challa’ from Jab Tak Hai Jaan, is one of the many songs of SRK very similar to KANK.

Sporting a casual look of a man in his 20’s, SRK is seen, strumming a guitar on the streets of London, working at a car wash and at the vegetable market, trying to make ends meet. The song is meant to be a lively and cheerful.

Trying to lure the audience into believing, that the character is living to his fullest, when he suddenly faces Katrina and is forced to re-think everything he knows, the song doesn’t seem to match the persona that SRK is trying very hard to create.

With SRK, a typical Yash Raj movie, JTHJ a movie, where the hero is torn between his wife and the muse, and must make the choice, something that the Yash Raj group is so use to portraying. Are we ready to face this dilemma, where we struggle for new edged cinema, or do we still need the same plots in this day and age, as we enjoyed in the 90’s?

The movie’s release coincides with the 50th anniversary of Yash Chopra’s career in Bollywood. This movie marks the return of Yash Chopra as a director after a gap of 8 years, his last film being Veer-Zaara.

The lyrics written by Gulzar in Punjabi, music given by A R Rahman and sung by Rabbi, has all that it takes in getting the popularity votes of the masses and making into the top 10 of the popularity charts.

JAB TAK HAI JAAN is releasing on November 13th 2012.

Here’s the song: