Arko’s ‘Naino Ne Baandhi’ is another simply-told love song for Akshay Kumar
By Bryan Durham - July 9, 2018
Makes you believe that love-at-first-sight is a lifelong affair
There’s something about the Akshay Kumar-Arko Pravo Mukherjee combination that makes us believe that love is forever and that the actor is falling in love for the first time each time, thanks to the music scored. Cases in point, The Shaukeens’ Meherbaani (2014), Rustom’s Tere Sang Yaara (2016) and now, Gold’s first single, Naino Ne Baandhi (2018).
When we see AK and Mouni Roy in the visuals for the music video, it’s clear that they’re newlyweds and that still very much in love and cannot stay apart. Most of the action takes place without any lip-sync, with the verse (also by Arko) underlining the emotions you see playing out on screen. Yasser Desai sounds a lot like Arko here, but has a sweeter tonal quality to his voice. Simplicity is what wins the day here. Be it the visuals or the music.
By the way, has anyone noticed how every time Arko and Akshay Kumar come together for a film, the singer-lyricist-composer has almost never sung for the actor (save for Rustom’s Tere Bin Yaara Reprise)? Meherbaani was sung by Jubin Nautiyal, Tere Sang Yaara was sung by Atif Aslam and Naino Ne Baandhi is sung by Yasser Desai.
Arko features as an “additional composer” for Gold, a Reema Kagti film that traces the “golden era” of Indian hockey through the journey of Tapan Das (played by Kumar), a young assistant manager in 1936, who dreams of playing for an independent nation.
Starring Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy, Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh, Vineet Singh, Sunny Kaushal & Nikita Dutta, the Excel Productions release has been written and directed by Reema Kagti. The film releases August 15, India’s Independence Day.
Watch the video here: