The breakup song – Arijit/Jonita/ Badshah/Nakash – Pritam | Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (2016)


Movie: This song appeared in 2016 romantic drama Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (O Heart, this is Difficult) directed by Karan Johar, under the banner of Dharma Productions. The movie starred Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Lisa Haydon, Imran Abbas, etc.

Ayan Sanger (Ranbir Kapoor) and Alizeh Khan (Anushka Sharma) meet in London by chance and end up kissing instinctively. They spend the night together talking to each other about themselves and come close. They begin double dating each other with his live-in girlfriend Lisa D’Souza (Lisa Haydon) and her betrothed Dr. Faisal Khan (Imran Abbas). On one such date, they meet at a silent discotheque and Alizeh tells the DJ (Alia Bhatt) to play the breakup song. This is the song.

Song: The music of this song was scored by Pritam and the lyrics were penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya.

The gist of the song is how to break up from a relationship and move on. The song also involves bitching about the other person in the relationship.

Video: Cinematography is by Anil Mehta. Dance choreography is by Tushar Kalia.

The video opens with Anushka Sharma looking for Ranbir Kapoor and at the same time dancing to the tune of the song. Anushka Sharma signals him to switch to channel 4 to listen to the breakup song. Anushka Sharma and Alia Bhatt sing the song together. Anushka Sharma and Ranbir Kapoor shake a few legs together.

Anushka Sharma performs a few dance steps with some other girls, simultaneously singing the song. They all look a little odd with all of them wearing headphones. Ranbir joins her in the dance while singing the song further. Liza Haydon and Imran Abbas also join them in the dance. The song ends abruptly.

The video ends as Anushka Sharma and Ranbir Kapoor go out of the dance area.

Artists: The playback of the song has been sung by Arijit Singh, Jonita Gandhi, Badshah and Nakash Aziz and the onscreen performances are by Anushka Sharma, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Lisa Haydon, Imran Abbas and others.

Cultural Influence: This typically filmi song depicts a moving on from a love relationship. The attribute called love has become so superficial that it is easy to break up and go ahead further without each other. There is no permanence for today’s love relationships. This cannot be called real love. The song and the artists attract the youth. They watch it for the same.


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