The Humma Song – Rahman/Badshah/Jubin/Sashaa/Tanishk – 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. Tara travels to Ahmadabad for a project. Adi also jumps into the train without a ticket. In Ahmadabad, they visit an Islamic religio-historical monument for Tara’s project and they also visit Gandhiji’s workplace, which has become a museum now. Tara reveals to Adi at this time about the trauma of coming from a broken home. They are late for their train and they end up in a lodge room. It is at this time that they sing this song.

Song: The song has lyrics by Mahboob and Badshah and the music has been composed by A R Rahman.
This song is a remix of the original song, which A R Rahman had composed with Mahboob’s lyrics for the Mani Ratnam movie Bombay (1995).

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

The video opens with Aditya Roy Kapur laying on the bed and beginning the song. Shraddha Kapoor comes out of the washroom scrubbing water from her hair. She jumps on the bed and begins to dance. He also joins her in the dance. At one point, the song peters out and we feel that it is going to end.

But, Aditya Roy Kapur restarts it after a few seconds. This hotel room looks specially made inside a studio for this song since it is very colorful. The music continues and ends abruptly. Then, she throws a pillow at him and kicks him out of the bed. The video ends there.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by A. R. Rahman, Jubin Nautiyal, Shashaa Tirupati, Badshah and Tanishk Bagchi and the onscreen performances are by Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur.

Cultural Influence: This is a typically filmi song choreographed seductively. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.

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