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Gold song 'Naino Ne Baandhi': Slow melody blooms into Akshay Kumar-Mouni Roy romance

The first song from Reema Kagti's Olympic film Gold is a surprisingly mellow, romantic number composed by Arko.

Shriram Iyengar

While the film revolves around the tale of the team that brought home independent India's first Olympic gold medal in men's field hockey, the first song from Reema Kagti's Gold is a mellow, romantic number.

Composed by Arko and sung by Yasser Desai, 'Naino Ne Baandhi' captures the early romance between the couple played by Akshay Kumar and Mouni Roy.

The song revolves around the friction and love that seems to define the relationship between Akshay Kumar's Tapan Das and his wife, played by Roy.

Their early romance, the little fights, and the quiet domestic life away from the passion for the game of hockey form a subplot in the film. The song seems to project Roy's character as the woman who stands beside the ambitious coach Das in good times and bad.

In many ways, the song carries a reminder of Akshay Kumar's earlier film, Pad Man (2018), which had a similar theme and narrative in 'Aaj Se Teri'. In that film too, Akshay Kumar played an ambitious man setting out to achieve something that is viewed as incredible. 

'Naino Ne Baandhi' has been composed by Arko Pravo Mukherjee and sung by Yasser Desai. The composition is simple and plays to the theme of romance well. Desai's voice adds to the quaint and melodious composition.

The music itself is built on a simple arrangement of the electric guitars providing the rhythm in the background, as the percussion takes over. However, it is Desai's voice that is the main ingredient of the song, and with good reason. It is convincing and mellifluous enough to carry a romantic track by itself. 

Gold is directed by Reema Kagti and is set to be released on 3 August. Watch the song below and tell us what you think of the film's box-office prospects.


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