(interrupted by Rishi, but not canceled! We deserve a happy silly celebration today, don’t we?) There’s no “right” answer for this, that would be impossible. Just in your personal preference, how would you rank the songs?
“Main Hoon Na”
I put this one first because I like songs that tell a story, and this one is great for how it shows Shahrukh getting acclimated to campus, the Zayed-Amrita-Percy triangle, the brotherly love, and everything else going on at that point in the plot. All while still having great dancing and sets and costumes.
Such a fun fully realized song! The 1960s vibe is in everything from the hand moves to the jackets on the band, the red and black color tone is original and distinctive, and the dancing itself isn’t bad at all.
“Tumse Milke Dilka Jo Haal”
This concept isn’t quite as good as the others, it’s supposed to be a fun modern Qawalli complete with Mughal style fountains and swans and things, and yet it somehow doesn’t come together. Also, Zayed’s costumes are an affront to my eyes. But it’s still catchy, and the 4 leads sell it like crazy.
“Tumhe Jo Maine Dekha”
This is almost a traditional love fantasy song. Which is a downside for me. I love Sush and Shahrukh together, but I miss the big fantasy sets and chorus of dozens behind them, that’s what makes the rest of the MHN songs feel so special.
“Chale Jaise Hawaien”
Remarkable coordination, almost all in one take, and immediately drops you in to this fun crowded crazy college life. But no Shahrukh. And no big set concept or costumes, so I am putting it second to last.
The end credits with everyone appearing in general is a fun idea, I just don’t find the resulting song video something I really want to rewatch over and over again. The dancing isn’t great, even the song isn’t quite as catchy as the others.
Okay, what are your rankings????