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Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga song: Wedding song 'Ishq Mitha' is a fun listen


The traditional Punjabi folk song gets yet another update, this time by composer Rochak Kohli, with vocals from Navraj Hans and Harshdeep Kaur.

Sonal Pandya

The upcoming film, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, features Sonam Kapoor Ahuja as Sweety, a young Punjabi woman whose family is eager to have her married. While the storyline seems typical, its treatment isn’t. Sweety isn’t going to be swayed into marriage so easily.

However, when one is surrounded by relatives and at a wedding, it’s hard to turn away those pesky match-makers. In the second song, ‘Ishq Mitha’, the usual aunties and cousins persuade Sweety to join them in song and merriment, and later she joins the rest of the singletons, including a suitor (Akshay Oberoi) as they prepare for a dance number at the wedding.

No one has as much energy as Sweety’s father (Anil Kapoor) who rocks his performance with his group. He teases he’s part of the ‘young’ group as he practices.

There have been many versions of the Punjabi folk song ‘Gud Naal Ishq Mitha’ over the years, including the popular remix by British-Asian DJ Bally Sagoo that was all the rage in the 1990s. Composer Rochak Kohli enlivens this version by not changing much of the original tune, retaining the Punjabi flavour, and allowing the vocals to take charge.

Singers Navraj Hans and Harshdeep Kaur have a lot of fun with the number, the tone of the number is light and flirty, perfect for a wedding performance. While the lyrics of the folk song have been retained, Gurpreet Saini adds in some new lines to fit this situation during the film.

‘Ishq Mitha’ is an inviting track that will make you want to hit the dance floor.

Directed by Shelly Chopra Dhar, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga is due to be released on 1 February 2019. The film also stars Rajkummar Rao and Juhi Chawla.

Watch the 'Ishq Mitha' song below:

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