Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana: Pallo Latke sees Rajkummar Rao doing desi 'matkas' and 'jhatkas'

FP Staff

Oct 23, 2017 21:18:53 IST

Rajkummar Rao-Kriti Kharbanda starrer Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana released a new song titled 'The Pallo Song' or 'Pallo Latke' (yes, you've heard the chorus at every Indian wedding ever).

 Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana: Pallo Latke sees Rajkummar Rao doing desi matkas and jhatkas

Youtube screen grab from 'Pallo Latke'.

The song is voiced by Jyotica Tangri & Yasser Desai. The lyrics of the song have been penned down by Kumaar and the energetic rap is by Fazilpuria of 'Kar Gayi Chull' fame.

'Pallo Latke' sees Rajkummar Rao (vaguely reminiscent of Rao in Bareilly Ki Barfi) dancing and jiving alongside Kriti Kharbanda (vaguely reminiscent of Kriti Sanon in Bareilly Ki Barfi). It is oddly satisfying to see Rao in a whimsical and wacky avatar after the actor has recently given hard-hitting performances in Amit V Masurkar's black comedy Newton and Hansal Mehta's Omerta. Doing matkas and jhatkas doesn't necessarily suit Rao, but it is endearing to watch him try nonetheless.

Kharbanda adds colour and an electric-looking chunni to the entire show. The best part about the song is its chorus because we have been hearing it for decades, sung by the older generations during wedding functions. A sense of authenticity has been maintained and not too much has been tinkered with during these stanzas, leaving a listener nostalgic of that big fat Indian wedding they once attended. The singing here is quite brilliant too. Fazilpuria makes an appearance and fights with Rao over Kharbanda somewhere in the music video like she is a commodity (...yeah, it's 2017 and Bollywood is still doing this).

Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana is produced by Vinod Bachchan and is slated to release on 10 November, along with U Milind Rau's horror film The House Next Door and Tanuja Chandra's romantic comedy Qarib Qarib Singlle.

Watch 'Pallo Latke' from Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana here

Updated Date: Oct 23, 2017 21:18:53 IST