Amaal Mallik, Arijit Singh keep it breezy with Tu Mila To Haina
By Bryan Durham - April 22, 2019
SONG: Tu Mila To Haina
SINGER: Arijit Singh
FILM: De De Pyaar De
MUSIC: Amaal Mallik
LYRICS: Kunaal Vermaa
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The video for the second single of Akiv Ali’s De De Pyaar De, Tu Mila To Haina sees the May-December lovers (played by lead pair Ajay Devgn and Rakul Preet Singh) discovering each other in an uninhibited way.
Amaal, by his own admission, has blended “tropical, country and orchestral elements” to make the track “sound emotional and larger than life, and help create the longing in love that the character feels.”
This track also marks the first time he has worked with lyricist Kunaal Vermaa for a film. The two have worked on non-film tracks before.
Arijit Singh’s voice sounds far clearer and a lot less grunge-y than his other romantic tracks tend to be. The Arijit of Tu Mila sounds far sweeter. Also, the lyrics (by Kunaal Vermaa) aren’t as introspective as they are conversational. You know, when you end up with the one you love and wonder how it even happened in the first place, accompanied by a feeling of relief? Better late than never types? Feels relatable. As romantic tracks go, Amaal infuses several flavours yet never letting one influence overpower the other. What you get at the end is some thing light, fresh and pleasant. And repeat-worthy.
For the most part, the snapshots of a romance between the older man (Ajay Devgn) and the younger woman (Rakul Preet Singh) see the two opening to each other’s quirks in a way only new couples can. The chemistry feels real, except in two places. The scene where they’re in the kitchen and she turns the blender on and there’s mock shock on his face (followed by the cringiest hug ever). The second comes when Ajay is playing a game and makes a face when Rakul “cheats” him out of a win, and he looks directly at the camera.
Clearly, the audio is the hero here. Top marks to Amaal Mallik, Arijit Singh and Kunaal Vermaa. We wish we felt the same way about the video. Rakul gives it her all, while Ajay shows the same restraint he did in Vaddi Sharaban. The age difference is more apparent here.>