Zid Pe Ara – The second song from Khel Khel Mein was released today and here’s what we think about it!
Just when we wondered why the Khel Khel Mein trailer didn’t sport a second song (given there are 4, we believe), Bilal Abbas Khan drops Zid Pe Ara on his Twitter feed and he had all if not most of his 120K + followers listening in. Khel Khel Mein is trending yet again so we guess the song is catching on?
Bilal tweeted the song:
Soch lya hai jo wo kr k dekha
Our second song #zidPeAra will motivate you for your whole life
Carrying through the youthful vibe from the first song Nayi Soch, Zid Pe Ara steps into college corridors and classrooms. Scenes transition from classroom to outdoor spaces – basketball courts, graffiti-laden walls & college campus scenes are carefully choreographed to resonate strongly with the youth. They are young & curious, shout out the frames – the words are a reminder to pause and listen to the voice of those who will stay ‘zid pe aray’ in their quest to express themselves in a world that speaks a different language.
This time, the lyrics are just as provocative as in Nayi Soch, a tad more playful definitely but much more youth-centred
Zid Pe Ara sends out deja vu feels from college days. In fact, this Khel Khel Mein song emits a refreshing feel (like the previous one) as it is not just Bilal Abbas Khan & Sajal Aly that we see in repeated frames, we get to spot the supporting cast getting a chance to flaunt their stuff too.
Watch The Song Here
Marina Khan – the forbiddingly stern college principal is totally in character with her super-starched saris and imperiously warning tone as she pronounces the death sentence on the students – make it or break it – a bit cliched you say? Yes, perhaps, but who’s complaining – Marina Khan can ace any role & this one will certainly pull in the crowds!
A sense of defiance prevails as Sajal, Bilal & Co scramble to study for the exams and prep their drama roles in parallel. The atmosphere is tangibly playful and intense at the same time – much like what really goes down at a typical college campus, especially when it is US vs THEM – reflecting the story in most spaces where young people and older faculty members share territory.
Any venture that covers even slightly sober content (Bangladesh, 1971), no matter how strongly scripted, needs to dangle a carrot promising ‘paisa vasool entertainment’ before the audiences – Khel Khel Mein is dangling more than one, in the shape of two catchy numbers – Nayi Soch & Zid Pe Ara. We expect they will surely take on hummable song status before the curtain raises on this one – what say you?
We figure you’ll be watching first day, first show!
Music: Shani Arshad
Lyrics: Khwaja Danish
Singers: Shani Arshad