Just like Happy New Year and “Sharaabi” or Dilwale and “Premika”, Karan Johar is keeping the buzz going and celebrating a successful first week of ADHM by releasing another song. But he must be sitting on another song video, because this is not the one I was waiting for!
I should have known there was a missing song, because Anushka says that she dreams of running through the streets of a foreign city and singing on a mountain and someone rushing to stop her at the airport. And we see the last two, but not the first.
I wonder, do you think all the Ranbir-Shammi stuff is because they were especially close or because Shammi died more recently? Would he be doing a lot of Shashi stuff if Shashi had died more recently? I kind of think maybe there is something special with Ranbir and Shammi. They had those little scenes together in Rockstar, and Shammi seems like he would be a really cool uncle, both to Rishi and Rishi’s son.
Anyway, seeing Ranbir dancing to this song had a little touch of sadness to it, mixed in with the happiness, which I think was intentional. It would have been there anyway, with any Shammi song, a little bit of nostalgia and a little bit of grief. But having Ranbir sing and dance just added to it. Works really well thematically with the film, happiness with a touch of bitterness in it.
But, more importantly, where’s my other song?!?!?! This one:
Okay, yes, a lot of that is in the movie. But the ice-skating, the pink coat, there’s a lot of scenes that aren’t in there. Which I suspect are supposed to be part of a song reprise in the last part of the film when Anushka is always wearing the knit hat and they are back in London (notice how careful I am being to avoid spoilers?). Where’s that song, Karan? Are you going to make us wait until another successful week’s run is completed?