Ok Jaanu – Rahman/Srinidhi – A R Rahman | Ok Jaanu (2017)

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Movie: This song appeared in 2017 romrama (romantic drama) Ok Jaanu (Ok Beloved) directed by Shaad Ali and produced by Mani Ratnam (Madras Talkies) and Karan Johar (Dharma Productions). The movie starred Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Leela Samson, Eesh Kakkar, etc.

The movie involves Adi (Aditya Roy Kapur), who is a video game developer, accidentally meeting Tara (Shraddha Kapoor). Tara wants to pursue higher studies in Paris and Adi wants to make it big in the US as a video game developer. They move around together and fall in love. They decide that marriage is not for them. They want a ‘no strings attached’ relationship. During one of their dates, this song is heard in the background.

Song: The lyrics of this song were penned by Gulzar and the music was composed by A R Rahman.

The gist of the song is, “O Beloved, come let us do something. Come, let us read between lines. Take it easy. Let us do this slowly. Even if you get sorrow with love, take it. But, don’t take it to heart.”

Video: Cinematography is by Ravi K Chandran. Dance choreography is by Tushar Kalia-Vaibhavi Merchant.

The video opens with Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor traveling on a motorbike on Mumbai roads. The song begins in the background. They do some shopping on the streets. While the motorbike is moving, she picks up a bottle of cola from a truck transporting the soft drink bottles.

They seem to be having a lot of fun. They have gola (ice shreds with color) on the streets. She sketches the Bandra-Worli sea link on the back of his T-shirt. They also travel on the freeway. The song peters out and the video also ends there.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by A. R. Rahman and Shrinidhi Venkatesh and the onscreen performances are by Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor and others.

Cultural Influence: There is not much cultural influence on this song. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.

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