Another song! They are coming fast and furious now, it’s getting closer and closer! Oh geez, I have to figure out new angles for my Shahrukh Week, don’t I? Veer-Zaara for Shahrukh as a Punjabi? A third post on how ridiculous it is that Shahrukh didn’t end up with Anushka in Jab Tak? I can talk about that forever!
New song! Lowkey release this time, just posted a couple photos from the shoot on twitter followed by the song itself. I guess because the film promotions are running themselves now. He had to give it a little jump start with the two fan events for the other songs, but now it is chugging along on all cylinders all on it’s own. And, to continue the car metaphor, I suspect we will kick into a higher gear sometime next week or the week after, with a full length trailer, lots of public appearances and interviews, and so on and so on.
Anyway, I really really like the song! Both the sound and more so the visuals. Although, again IT’S NOT A REAL SONG SEQUENCE!!!!! Where’s my big dance number? It’s Bhangra too, which almost demands a big dance number. But nooooooooooooo, more little “setting/clothes change, 5 second dance move, setting/clothes change, 5 second dance move, setting/clothes change, 5 second dance move…….”
But, setting that aside, I like everything else, especially the implication that we will get a straight up happy ending. This could be a jump forward to their life together, like “Yaara Rab” at the end of Socha Na Tha. In that case, I would guess that part of Shahrukh’s backstory is an unacknowledged within himself longing to return home. And Anushka gives him the ability to do that, and now he is happier as a Punjabi farmer than he ever was elsewhere.
Or it is a tacked on kind of happy fantasy ending, like the end of Befikre. In which case it must be a happy ending to feel in synch with this super happy song. Showing how Anushka and Shahrukh are now aligned in every way, and she has taken over his Punjabi inner life.
What I definitely can’t see is that this is a straight up Shahrukh fantasy. He realizes he is in love with Anushka, has this song all on his own, and then gets his heartbroken or she doesn’t feel the same way or whatever. It just doesn’t work with the tone of the song, they are way too happy together.
So, does this mean we are guaranteed a happy ending? I hope so!