The new track from Dear Zindagi — 'Love You Zindagi' — is a hummable song that is in harmony with the theme of this slice-of-life film. Composed by Amit Trivedi, the song carries forward the mood of the two “takes” released by the filmmakers which show Shah Rukh Khan’s character playing life coach to Alia Bhatt’s character, an aspiring filmmaker.
Trivedi has used western musical instruments like violin in the song which lend it a soothing air. They complement the vocals of Jasleen Kaur Royal, whose last song 'Raatien' from the film Shivaay was appreciated for her bubbly and childlike voice. Her voice adds a layer of much-needed innocence to the song which turns that frown upside down.
While Royal’s rendition of the stanza makes you fall in love with life, Trivedi’s rendition of the chorus delivers the exclamation point. Kausar Munir has kept the lyrics minimalistic as the song reflects the thought of taking life with a pinch of salt. As a befitting ode to life, the words penned down by Munir bring home the point that life is all about embracing hope and letting go of everything that pulls you down.
Given its simple yet catchy lyrics and silvery music, the song reminds us of the title song of the director Gauri Shinde’s last film English Vinglish, which was sung by Shilpa Rao.
We got a teaser of this melodious song in the two 'takes' of the film that were released last month but now that the entire song is out, we can safely say that it feels like a breeze and makes us look forward to the film.
Dear Zindagi stars Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan in the lead roles and is produced by Red Chillies Entertainment, Dharma Productions and Hope Productions.
Dear Zindagi is slated to release on 25 November.