I woke up soooooo early today. Which is good practice, because I have to wake up even earlier for my flight tomorrow. And it meant I got to watch the new songs just hours after they came out!
Even with this song, Ranveer’s big entrance, I had this vague feeling of “I think Ajay would do this better”. Maybe I wouldn’t think that if I hadn’t seen Ajay work with Rohit Shetty so much, but I have seen it. And so I can see how every little look to the camera and dance move and entrance would have fit just so on Ajay’s acting style. And it’s okay with Ranveer, but it’s not made for-Ranveer. At least, that’s how it feels to me. Like Shetty took his standard hero shots and just slapped Ranveer in and tried to make them fit.
I just watched Chennai Express and one of the best things about that film is how much the hero and heroine parts are tailored for Shahrukh and Deepika. Maybe Shetty was originally picturing Ajay in the role, maybe he always starts by picturing Ajay, but he was able to adjust and turn it into something that really only Shahrukh could do. And I am not getting that feeling so far with this movie, that it was turned into something only Ranveer could do.
And then the new Zero song! Which, surprisingly, felt like something really only Katrina could do! As of this moment, it still doesn’t have subtitles, but I am sure it will within a few hours. Even without subtitles though, I am able to tell that Kat is saying shocking things in a sweet baby type voice, with a soft but wild expression. It’s great, it’s unique, it’s very very Kat.
I kind of like the statement the song is making. Or, that I think it is making, without subtitles. Usually “Heer” is the sad sick weak woman (that’s what we see at the beginning, when she is playing the role of the dying bride) . In this case, Katrina is sad and sick and heartbroken. But she isn’t being easy, she isn’t being weak, she isn’t being quiet. She is putting her sadness and her sickness in our faces. I like that she is allowed to be wild and miserable in her heartbreak, just like all the male characters would be.
For the plot, looks like what we have been guessing, Kat picks up Shahrukh somewhere and he ends up being her caretaker for a while until she throws him out and breaks his heart. The one thing I am wondering about, is that moment when he blocks the doorway and kind of smiles and makes eyes at her, and then she throws him out. It could be that Shahrukh is trying to take advantage of her, to flirt and be romantic and she isn’t interested. But after seeing him take care of her in the rest of the song, I wonder if it might have been a moment of him trying to block her and charm her so she doesn’t drink any more or do something else destructive, and that is why she throws him out.
What do you think? About either song, or both?