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Antim: The Final Truth song 'Bhai Ka Birthday': Sajid Khan number is a tribute to the 'real don'

Composed by Hitesh Modak, the song features a special appearance by Upendra Limaye.

Shriram Iyengar

It is the defining quality of a star to be a natural scene-stealer. Salman Khan is no exception. While he is on the periphery in the video of Hitesh Modak's latest composition for Mahesh Manjrekar's Antim: The Final Truth, the superstar still manages to command attention. The Hindi film, a remake of the Marathi crime drama Mulshi Pattern (2018), is set to be released on 26 November. 

The song is situational and revolves around Aayush Sharma's character Rahul celebrating the birthday of the local don. Played by Pravin Tarde in the original, the role is essayed by Upendra Limaye in the remake. Incidentally, Limaye portrayed Khan's character in the Marathi film. The very 'Zingaat' feel of the song, with its rowdy crowd, disorderly choreography and aggression feel like the correct stylistic choices. Sharma, however, looks a little too polished to be a local hoodlum. You can differentiate between the aesthetics of 'Ararara' from Mulshi Pattern and this song which is sculpted to suit a more urban, Mumbai taste. The Marathi song is all about the 'bhai' central to the story, while the Hindi one focuses on 'Bhai' on the periphery.

The composition is just as rowdy as the visuals. The beats are rapid, the lyrics fire off. The beats do just enough to generate a vibe, but that has little to do with any refined technique. It is just intensity, and it works perfectly fine with the targeted demographic. To be fair, Sajid Khan's vocals are electric and Hitesh Modak's composition induces the right amount of foot tapping.

The star of the show, though, is Salman Khan. The actor's fleeting appearance gets the camera revolving around him as he slowly gets into the dancing mood. One look at the comments section of YouTube in the song video, and it is easy to note fans have already joined the dots, conflating the titular Bhai with the actor. 

Check out the song and let us know if you are keen on watching the film

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