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Super 30 song 'Paisa': Vishal Dadlani croons to the rising greed and money in education


The lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya and composer duo Ajay-Atul's thumping beats make this song worth the listen.

Shriram Iyengar

Having opened with 'Jugraafiya', Super 30's music album promises to be a mix of themes. The second song from the film, 'Paisa', revolves around the trap of greed and corruption that has taken over the education system. The lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya and Ajay-Atul's thumping beats make this song worth the listen. 

While the first song centred around the young Anand Kumar (Hrithik Roshan) and his love, the new one begins with his rise as the genius teacher at the Pankaj Tripathi-owned Institute of Excellence.

The institute offers the poor Anand a chance to roll in the riches that the elite are willing to pay to get their students into the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). As his teaching methods prove a success, he is drowned in a new trap of money, greed and politics. 

The song, short but hummable, has a simple rhythmic structure. The lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya are simple, straight, and accurate. Somehow, the lyricist manages to compress all the nuances of ambition, desires, greed and corruption into simple words.

Ajay-Atul have mastered the trick of using simple rhythmic beats to compose hypnotic tunes. Like their past work, 'Paisa' goes from being a 1970s Bappi Lahiri homage to take on its own shape and sound. 

Vishal Dadlani's gravelly voice adds the rest of the texture to make Bhattacharya's words sound both, lilting and menacing. The singer is in top form here. 

Super 30 is directed by Vikas Bahl, and produced by Phantom Films and Reliance Entertainment. The film is set to release on 12 July. 

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