Channa mereya – Arjit Singh – Pritam – Ranbir Kapoor | 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, Fawad Khan, etc.

A wannabe singer 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.

Before the night is over, Lisa and Dr. Faisal are seen making out together in the gents washroom. Ayan and Alizeh breakup with their girlfriend and boyfriend, respectively. Post a comic and dramatic withdrawal of Ayan from his girlfriend, Alizeh plans a trip to Paris with Ayan. They are happy together. But, she meets her former boyfriend Ali (Fawad Khan) and everything goes topsy-turvy. Alizeh tells Ayan to leave and goes with Ali to Lucknow, India where he proposes to her and they decide to get married. Alizeh asks Ayan to be present in the wedding and after some hesitation, he arrives at the wedding. This is the song Ayan sings during the wedding.

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

The gist of the song is, “Oh, my beloved moon, I am leaving now. Remember me in your prayers.”

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

The video opens with Anushka Sharma bidding farewell to Ranbir Kapoor and he being sad. This being another promotional video, it contains some shots from before this song as well. Ranbir Kapoor is seen singing this song as Anushka Sharma comes out of her room all decked up for her wedding.

Ranbir Kapoor shakes a few legs as he sings the song. Anushka Sharma is shocked at his behavior. She takes him toward a room and he is seen coming out of it crying. The song and the video end abruptly.

Artists: The playback of the song has been sung by Arjit Singh and the onscreen performances are by Anushka Sharma, Ranbir Kapoor and others.

Cultural Influence: This typically filmi song, which expresses a lament of the hero that he had lost his beloved. The song and the artists attract the youth. They watch it for the same.


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