Khwabon ke parinde – Mohit/Alyssa – Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy | Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)


Movie: This song appeared in 2011 Excel Entertainment’s comic drama Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (You have got One Life) produced by Farhaan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani and directed by Zoya Akhtar. The movie starred Hritik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Farhaan Akhtar, Katrina Kaif, Kalki Koechlin, Ariadna Cabrol, Naseeruddin Shah, etc.

Arjun (Hritik Roshan), Kabir (Abhay Deol) and Imraan (Farhaan Akhtar) are inseparable friends. Kabir is engaged to Natasha (Kalki Koechlin), who turns into a possessive fiancé. They plan a trip to Spain where each of the friends chooses a dangerous sport for the group to take part in. Their first sports event is scuba diving and their instructor is Laila (Katrina Kaif). Post a session of scuba diving and a brief halt in Bunol for the La Tomatina festival, Arjun and Laila come closer to each other. Natasha arrives and it is at that moment that the 3 friends and Laila had reached their hotel after the La Tomatina festival. Natasha sees Kabir lifting Laila and gets upset. When the friends take on a further journey toward their second destination and Natasha also joins them, Laila follows them on a bike and catches up with them. Arjun and Laila have realized that they are attracted to each other and he sings this song after she leaves.

Song: The music of this song was composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and the lyrics were penned by Javed Akhtar.

This gist of the song is, “The birds of my dreams fly in the open sky. They are flying in the world of my heart. Who knows, where they will go. The moments are open, these eyes speak. I feel I just woke up. Worries have been left behind. I have moved on without them. Life is flowing in the air. Wonder, what life is speaking to us. Let things happen on their own.”

Video: Cinematography is by Carlos Catalan.

The video opens with Katrina Kaif and Hritik Roshan approaching each other. They kiss each other. She leaves in the bike. The song begins in the background in a female voice. The 3 friends take off with Kalki Koechlin. Hritik is very happy after his intimacy with Katrina Kaif. This also makes Kalki Koechlin reconcile with Kabir.

Hritik Roshan begins the song. The scenery spread wide around the lonely road is very beautiful. Farhaan Akhtar points out some wild horses running along near the road. The song in the female voice continues in the background. The song peters out and the video ends there.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Mohit Chauhan and Alyssa Mendonsa and the onscreen performances are by Hritik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Farhaan Akhtar and others.

Cultural Influence: This typically filmi romantic song depicts the condition of the hero’s mind after realizing that he is in love. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.


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