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Bhoomi song: Half baked lyrics take steam out of 'Lag Ja Gale'


Despite it’s half hearted lyrics, 'Lag Ja Gale' is still worth tuning into for Khan's singing and Sachin-Jigar's music.

Mayur Lookhar

There’s a great hype around Sanjay Dutt’s comeback film Bhoomi. The trailer of the film got a mixed response, save for Sunny Leone's item number 'Trippy Trippy', that met with rave reviews.

The makers have released a new song 'Lag Ja Gale'. No, it is not the remake of Lata Mangeshkar’s classic track 'Lag Ja Gale' from Woh Kaun Thi? (1964). Like the old, this too is a romantic number. However, Bhoomi's 'Lag Ja Gale' fails to leave the same impact.

What the Bhoomi track primarily suffers from is half baked lyrics. The opening verse is poetic, but just as the song hits the minute-mark there is a drop in the quality of the lyrics. It seems like lyricist Priya Saraiya was lost for words soon after she penned the opening lines. This factor naturally affects the essence of the song.

The saving grace comes from the singer and the composers. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has sung the song pretty eloquent and the music by Sachin-Jigar too is pleasant; the desi contemporary tune has a touch of folk to it. 

While the song has been shot in beautiful locales, Aditi Rao Hydari and Sidhant Gupta don’t really move you with their chemistry. Though Hydari manages to look fine in the deglam look, Gupta is like a clean slate - barely expressing anything.

Despite it’s half hearted lyrics, 'Lag Ja Gale' is still worth tuning into for Khan's singing and Sachin-Jigar's music.