Raees new song: Shah Rukh Khan releases Halka Halka, sung by Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal

Shah Rukh Khan pulls off a smart move by releasing a song that did not make it to the final cut, after the success of Raees at the box office

FP Staff February 06, 2017 12:04:42 IST
Raees new song: Shah Rukh Khan releases Halka Halka, sung by Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal

Ten days after its theatrical release, the makers of Raees have unveiled yet another song that could not make it to the final cut of the film. Titled 'Halka Halka', the romantic dance number features Shah Rukh Khan and Mahira Khan in the streets of Gujarat.

Raees new song Shah Rukh Khan releases Halka Halka sung by Sonu Nigam Shreya Ghoshal

Shah Rukh Khan in a still from Halka Halka. YouTube

The successful combination of Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal have lent the vocals to the song. The two have serenaded multiple popular duets in the past, like 'Shukran Allah', 'Zoobie Doobie', 'Main Agar Kahoon', 'Pal Pal Pal', 'Piyu Bole', 'Dil Dooba' and 'Main Hoon Na'. Since some of these are hit songs of Shah Rukh, he made it a point to release this song even though it was not included in the film.

It is a wise move on part of the makers since the rather average song can gain traction by banking on the success of the film.

Raees has garnered over Rs 250 crore worldwide and continues to fare well at the box office. This song could also pull some of the audiences to the halls, thus, further enhancing its run at the box office.

The song has a tapori touch to it as indicated by one of its hook steps, performed by Shah Rukh. Also, like every other romantic song of the star, he impresses with his charm and hypnotic eyes.

On the other hand, Mahira seems to be trying too hard. The rest of the song, including Ram Sampath's music, Javed Akhtar's lyrics, the sets and the choreography are borderline below average.

Even the otherwise melodious vocals of Nigam and Ghoshal do not do much to uplift the song. Thus, this probably comes as an attempt by Shah Rukh to gain traction on social media after several reports dubbed him as the least bankable Khan since both Salman and Aamir Khan rule the top films of the list of highest Hindi grossers.

While Aamir has Nitesh Tiwari's Dangal, Rajkumar Hirani's PK and Vijay Krishna Acharya's Dhoom 3, Salman has Kabir Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Ali Abbas Zafar's Sultan and Sajid Nadiadwala's Kick to his credit. On the other hand, Shah Rukh's highest grosser, Rohit Shetty's Chennai Express, is ranked sixth in the list of highest Hindi grossers.

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