A Darshaner reviews BHULA DUNGA: If heartbreak had a voice, it would sound like Darshan does in this song
By Bandook - March 25, 2020
SINGER: Darshan Raval
STARRING: Sidharth Shukla and Shehnaaz Gill
MUSIC: Darshan Raval
LYRICS: Gurpreet Saini & Gautam G Sharma
VIDEO DIRECTED BY Punit J Pathak
REVIEWED BY Vaishali Bhanushali
Darshan Raval’s fans were taken by surprise (a happy one, of course). The Darshaners were expecting to see the full version of a song snippet shared by Darshan in June 2019, which had the same words as the title of his just-released single. That video had gone viral on Instagram and TikTok and was also called Bhula Dunga.
KABHI KHUSHI, KABHI GHAM
Of course, we now know that the lyrics have changed and the most striking difference is that Darshan himself isn’t in the video and it’s left his Blue Family (if you know, you know what this is!) a little sadder. That, however, didn’t stop them from creating videos from the montages of previous videos and staying happy.
IT’S ONLY LOVE
The video features Bigg Boss’s most loved OTP (One True Pairing, a term that signifies a person’s favorite fictional romantic relationship) SidNaaz. It is a portrayal of unrequited love, a love you don’t want to let go of but have to, because it seems impossible to attain. It’s mushy and yet, there’s heartbreak. The video’s aesthetic is locked between these two drastically contrasting emotions.
The hype and the excitement ever since the official announcement came out was unreal. Fans took Twitter by the storm and a new hashtag was trending every day crossing over 2 million+ tweets and it goes without saying the wait was worth it! I mean, the numbers are speaking (See the end of the review).
I CREATE SONGS, MY FANS BREATHE LIFE INTO IT
Darshan sounds as soulful as ever and SidNaaz are their usual adorable selves. The lyrics, like all his songs, are simple, strong and apt. Like Darshan always SAYS,, “I want to make songs that grow on my fans. I want the melodies to stay with them even when I am not here because the song wouldn’t be what it is if not for my fans. It is something I just create in my studio but they (my fans) breathe life into it, make it huge and it is all theirs.”
The feeling is mutual and the sequence of thank you’s is unbreakable. Every fan we ever interacted with has to say the exact same thing for him, so if this is not a true bond, we really don’t know what else is!
IF HEARTBREAK HAD A VOICE
But if we had to describe this song in two lines, it would only be apt to say that if heartbreak truly had a voice, it would sound exactly like Darshan Raval sounds in Bhula Dunga! There is something extraordinarily peaceful about Darshan’s vocals in a heartbreak melody, something you can’t point a finger to, but soothes your soul.
With all of us in lockdown mode, if you’re looking for a song to hear on loop, we would definitely recommend this one.
THE NUMBERS ADD UP
- The video has already crossed 10 million views in 10 hours on YouTube
- It has been trending on YouTube at the #1 position in India within three hours of its release
- It has been trending at #4 globally
- It has already become the fastest Indian video to cross a million likes (within hours of its release)
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