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Qaidi Band song 'Hulchul': Aadar and Anya unleash their agony through a rock number


Arijit Singh and Yashita Sharma's voices set the anger of the Qaidi Band members on fire.

Mayur Lookhar

One of the pros of rock music is that it allows to unleash the anger in you. Such tracks are anything but mellifluous, but only the aggrieved can feel the pain of the rock artistes. Yash Raj Films released the 'Hulchul' track from Qaidi Band, and it’s one that strikes the chord with the aggrieved and angered. 

Qaidi Band is the tale of seven under trials who are made to form a music band. They soon begin to hope that their music and good conduct will lead them out of jail. However, a local politician sees the band as a means to get to the vote bank and instructs the jail authorities to ensure its members remain in jail till elections are over. 

As seen in the trailer Sanju (Aadar Jain), Bindu (Anya Singh)  and company are held and tortured by the police. They can’t speak the truth, the only way to vent their anger is through music.  Lyricist Kausar has tapped this anger in the 'Hulchul' song.  The poem is an angry outburst against the injustice meted out to the band. 

Aided by a grieving, powerful lyrics, Amit Trivedi has scored a gripping and rocking track. The music really hits you hard. It makes you feel the pain of Bindu and Sanju. 

You don’t really realise that the male voice is Arijit Singh. Often known for romantic melodies and ballads, Singh has really brought out the angry young man in him.  His voice is anything but mellifluous, it’s disturbing but therein lies Singh’s success. He has modulated his voice as per the requirement of the track. However, it is Yashita Sharma who truly rocks. Sharma’s voice has more pain, more agony, and not for a moment does she goes awry with her sur (tone) and taal (rhythm). 

Both Singh and Sharma have done their job, but the track would be nothing without the performance of the cast. Anya Singh has got in the skin and tone of her character beautifully.  She’s brilliant with her expression and lip-sync. One is almost intimidated with her angry cry. She easily dwarfs Aadar Jain, who appears to be imitating his cousin Ranbir Kapoor. Some of the expressions by Jain are remind of Kapoor from Rockstar (2011). 

This song is agonisingly inspiring, and strikes the right chord. If your heart is grieving then tuning in to 'Hulchul' is the best way to vent your anger.

Qaidi Band is set to be released on 25th August.