British Pakistani singer Zack Knight recreates an entertaining version of his and Jasmin Walia's 2017 single.
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety song: 'Bom Diggy Diggy' is an entertaining dance number
Mumbai - 08 Feb 2018 20:29 IST
Updated : 14 Feb 2018 11:45 IST
A few weeks ago, the makers of Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety unveiled the 'Chhote Chhote Peg' track, an entertaining party number by Yo Yo Honey Singh. They have now released another track, 'Bom Diggy Diggy', calling it a party anthem.
British Pakistani singer Zack Knight and British Punjabi singer Jasmin Walia had created the 'Bom Diggy' single last year. That number was an entertaining party track all right. Now Knight has recreated the single for the film.
The credits say Knight has collaborated with lyricist Kumaar, but save for one or two words in the first verse, we could not really spot any change in the lyrics. And there is hardly any change in the music either. At some points, the tempo is mellower than in the original. But one has to listen very carefully to notice the difference. The only notable difference is that the original was 18 seconds longer.
The biggest difference is in the visuals, however. Walia and Knight had starred in the video for their single while, naturally, the song in the film features members of the cast lip-synching and dancing. So we have Kartik Aaryan and Sunny Singh Nijjar going batty over a pair of whooty twins. In a tweet, director Luv Ranjan called the song 'one for the boys' and his leading lads are out clubbing, hoping to get lucky.
In the original, Knight and Walia loot a bank and party at a nightclub. She has a sensuous, silken voice, but Walia also wins you over with her beauty and dance moves. No disrespect to the whooty girls in the film version, but you wish Walia had been part of it.
The white twins and the other young women around entertain you with their freestyle dance moves and booty shakes. Aaryan and Nijjar play second fiddle to them and even to the other men who flaunt their hip-hop moves. The different dance styles make the song a visual treat.
As for the singing, Walia has an edge over Knight. The British Pakistani man’s style is reminiscent of R&B singer Kevin Lyttle who sang the popular song 'Turn Me On'. Such a singing style rides a lot on technology, but Knight deserves credit for creating a rollicking party number. He blends the Punjabi pop score with the R&B music nicely.
Surprising as it may sound, the lone disappointment of the track is the feeble dance and chivalry of Aaryan and Nijjar. Nevertheless, 'Bom Diggy Diggy' is an enjoyable track. Perhaps it is not quite the party anthem it claims to be, but it will definitely make you shake a leg.
Watch both the film video and the orginal single below.
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