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Parineeta song 'Shei Tumi': Arko's composition is average but fits the visuals well


Arko’s song is average in terms of composition, but it goes well with the visuals and lyrics describing the state of the protagonist.

Roushni Sarkar

The 'Shei Tumi' song from Raj Chakraborty’s upcoming film Parineeta is a mellow ode to lost love. Written, composed and rendered by Arko, 'Shei Tumi' features Mehul, played by Subhasree Ganguly, in a pale and lost avatar, who cannot get over the suicide of her true love Babai-da, played by Ritwick Chakraborty.

The ad-lib song translates Mehul’s feelings well, depicted in the visuals. She often hallucinates about Babai-da while doing her daily chores or crossing the street. She cannot bear it when reality hits hard. The normal sounds on the road seem like screaming noise to her.

The lyrics speak of the dreams Mehul wove around Babai-da and of the present state of denial that she lives in. She often chokes at night, having nightmares, until her mother comforts her. She feels miserable as she feels an endless vacuum in life, bereft of the touch of love that she had experienced in the presence of Babai-da.

In the visuals, Mehul is seen faking a smile in front of her relatives, only to quickly get back into the solitude that has become her resort after the mishap.

The few glimpses of Babai-da reveal his deep affection for Mehul, which the latter finds to be the most precious emotion in her life. The song ends with an adorable sequence of mutual affection between the two, which Mehul continues to visualize in her present life, full of despair.

Arko’s song is average in terms of the composition, but it goes well with the visuals and lyrics describing the state of the protagonist.

Parineeta is slated to be released in August. Watch the song here and let us know if you are keen to watch the film.

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