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Luka Chuppi's 'Photo Song': Loverboy Kartik Aaryan keeps gazing at Kriti Sanon's photo

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Barring a few lyrics and tunes, Tanishk Bagchi has retained the soul of the original Punjabi hit.

Mayur Lookhar

In 2016, T-Series had launched Punjabi singer Karan Sehmbi's romantic single 'Photo'. The music label has now recreated a version for producer Dinesh Vijan's Luka Chuppi, starring Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon. The 'Photo Song' was unveiled today at a college in Mumbai.

A Punjabi song in a film set in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh might seem strange. But Punjabi songs are popular, especially in north and central India. 'Photo' was a hugely popular single with over 40 million views on YouTube.

The original was composed by Goldboy and sung by Sehmbi. The lyrics were by Nirmaan.

The recreation 'Photo Song' is a fine, soothing romantic number. The recreation has been done by remix king Tanishk Bagchi, but the composer doesn’t tinker much with the original.

A few Hindi lines have been added to simplify the lyrics for Hindi listeners. The visuals, though, speak for themselves.

Guddu (Aaryan) is smitten by Rashmi (Sanon) and can't help keep looking at her picture which he took discreetly as Rashmi played with the neighbourhood kids.

The USP of the original song was the lyrics, Goldboy’s soothing music and the flawless singing of Sehmbi. The core rhythm remains the same, but the Luka Chuppi track is more mellow.

Sehmbi exuded more passion in the original than in the remake. That is not to suggest that the remake is below par. Barring a few lyrics and some of the tune, Bagchi has retained the soul of the original.

Luka Chuppi will be released on 1 March. Watch the remake and the original below and let us know whether you are keen to watch the film:


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