Oye Firangi: New song from Kapil Sharma's film, reflects state of mind of Indians under British rule
Firangi is a period romcom, directed by Rajiev Dhingra, featuring Kapil Sharma in the role of a British empathiser during the colonisation era in India.
Comedian-turned-actor Kapil Sharma is all set to offer his second cinematic venture to his numerous fans in the form of his upcoming film, Firangi. It is a period rom-com directed by Rajiev Dhingra, and features Sharma in the role of a British empathiser during the colonial rule in India.
The latest song from the film, 'Oye Firangi', sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and composed by Jatinder Shah, is a breath of fresh air in today's musicscape. The song has a very rustic and rural feel to it, despite having an upbeat, contemporary music arrangement.
It features Sharma merrily and confidently taking up the job of a British guard (read: slave). He takes pride in doing all sorts of demeaning jobs — holding umbrellas for the British lords, shining silverware, polishing shoes, washing cars and so on.
Later, he is seen being absolutely smitten by Ishita Dutta's character, who happens to be an ordinary village girl. They pass smiles at each other, whenever they exchange brief looks. In fact, it is her character that adds the 'desi' element to the whole song.
Sharma performs all his characteristic, comical histrionics in this song, but it is comparatively restrained, as opposed to his first Bollywood film, Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon, which was a plot-less forced comedy.
Firangi also stars Monica Gill, Edward Sonnenblick, Kumud Mishra, Rajesh Sharma, Inaamulhaq, Aanjjan Srivastav, Jameel Khan and Vishal O Sharma. It is produced by Kapil's K9 Films and is slated to release on 24 November, along with Suresh Triveni's slice-of-life entertainer Tumhari Sulu.
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