“Whats Up” is the second song from the movie “Phillauri,” starring Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma and Mehreen Pirzad. It’s sung by Mika Singh & Jasleen Royal, composed by Royal, written by Aditya Sharma, and produced by Raghav Mehta.
“Whats Up” gives a glimpse of a wedding ceremony, starting with the beat of dhol and wedding preparations and continuing with decorations, rituals, and guests arriving at the bride’s house, dancing to the Punjabi beat. The first line of the song, “Ho jug jug jug…kamaal ve..”, begins the wedding ceremony.
This high-energy song is completely opposite to previous Sufi based romantic music. Initially, you may wonder why you see two weddings; but it is not that confusing. The visuals portray two weddings: one present, between Karan and Anu, and the second past, between Anushka and Dosanjh. The video is simultaneously interwoven with flashbacks of Sharma’s wedding to Dosanjh.
Visuals of Anushka feeling excited and dancing at a wedding, both in reality and as a ghost, give an idea about the story of the film. In “Phillauri,” Sharma plays a ghost and continues to haunt the groom in his new marriage.
Overall, the track is an electrifying dance number to add to every wedding playlist, with Mika and Jasleen’s stunning vocals setting the mood of the song.