Yaaaaaay, first song!!!! It’s swoony, it’s romantic, it’s colorful, it’s delightful. Thank goodness Ajay-Atul came up with something better than what they did for Thugs.
Remember my post on the different kinds of romantic fantasies that heroes can represent? I said Shahrukh was the ultimate Alpha, confident and strong so you don’t have to worry about taking care of him. That’s what this song is all about, he is cocky and confident and sweeping Anushka away with the romance of it all.
Which is also what Aanand and Shahrukh have promising all along, their concept for this movie was to take the Shahrukh thing and put it in a different package, see if he still works when he has an imperfect body. And this song is definitely all the Shahrukh thing, romantic and dominating and worshipful all at the same time.
In terms of little plot clues, we see the first meeting that we already saw in the trailer. And then it looks like the rest of the song takes place with Anushka in pajamas and Shahrukh in the tuxedo, but rumpled. So maybe early the next morning? He spent the night putting together the surprise? And either Anushka falls in love with him over the course of the song, or she is already in love with him because of something else that happened between the tidy tuxedo time and the rumpled time. Because certainly her reactions to him during the song look like she is in love. And I really do like the idea of these two imperfect people having this swoony over the top romantic moment.
What do you think?