'Kuch Din': Jubin Nautiyal's heartfelt vocals are the soul of this romantic number from Kaabil
The latest song from Sanjay Gupta's Kaabil, Kuch Din, is warm at its core and also subtly hints at the impending misfortune lurking somewhere behind the candy floss romance between the lead couple played by Yami Gautam and Hrithik Roshan.
Visually, the song just takes off from the title song Kaabil Hoon left. Hrithik and Yami's characters are seen bonding with each other, ball dancing inside a magnificent sea-side setup and relishing the crazy rides in an amusement park. They share some light moments out of which one shot clearly stands out in which Hrithik's character realises that Yami's character has gone off to sleep while laying her head on his shoulder. Since he plays a blind man in the revenge drama, he discovers that Yami has gone off to sleep by sensing her breathing rate on his palm. Such moments make the visuals of the song distinct from the dozens of romantic numbers that the Hindi film industry churns out every year.
Lyrically, the song borders on average. However, the lyricist Manoj Muntashir's words describe how Yami's character has become an aadat (habit) for Hrithik's charcter. But what comes with such attachment is the fear of losing your loved one which lurks around in the song.
Hrithik's paternal uncle Rajesh Roshan has composed the song which is easy on ears and sounds better than the title song Kaabil Hoon or the item song Haseeno Ka Deewana. The highlight of the song are Jubin Nautiyal's vocals which are not only heartfelt but also technically sound and powerful. Since Nautiyal has also sung the title song, he revealing himself to be the voice of Hrithik in the film, a trick that AR Rahman and Pritam have used with Ranbir Kapoor when they made Mohit Chauhan and Arjit Singh sing all songs of Kapoor in Imtiaz Ali's Rockstar and Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Muskil.
However, those films were musicals in which Kapoor played a singer. That is not the case with Hrithik in Kaabil but given Nautiyal's mesmerizing vocals, we are certainly not complaining.
Kaabil is produced by Hrithik's father Rakesh Roshan under FilmKraft Entertainment and is slated to release on 25 January, 2017.
Updated Date: Dec 29, 2016 18:01:25 IST