De De Pyaar De’s Chale Aana isn’t an experience to be rushed through
By Bryan Durham - May 2, 2019
What we thought of the new song from the Ajay Devgn-Rakul Preet-Tabu love triangle
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- It marks the first time that Daboo Malik joins his sons Amaal Mallik and Armaan Malik on a film project.
- De De Pyaar De also marks the first time Kunaal Vermaa has written lyrics for an Amaal Mallik composition.
- This is the fourth single of DDPD and Amaal’s second composition for the film. His Tu Mila To Haina was the film’s second single to be released.
ABOUT THE AUDIO
Longing in love takes on an expectant flavour with this song. It’s akin to leaving a door ajar, hopeful that the one who’s left will return. Brings to mind that oft-quoted quote: Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean “I’ll miss you, until we meet again!
While this is a beautiful number, it takes its time with you. Each repeat listen unravels a new design in the tapestry. Most listeners will engage with either the music, the lyrics or Armaan’s voice, but not all at once.
And just as well, this one requires your patience. It’s not an experience to be rushed through.
Lyrically, it’s expected to carry the burden of the end of a relationship, but you don’t feel it because it’s smartly contrasted by Amaal and Sourav Roy’s smartly layered and brightly coloured production and Armaan’s subtly flowing rendition that washes over you like a wave on the shore
You’re never weighed down by what’s most likely a song about the end of a relationship because of all this and how can one forget the flute-work by PMK Naveen Kumar, Beautiful stuff.
ABOUT THE VIDEO
It’s pleasantly refreshing to see people separate on a pleasant note. It’s rarer still for the visuals to exercise restraint in lieu of a dramatic swerve. The separation feels real, it feels relatable because the couple in this video behave like adults. They don’t “drown” their sorrows or wallow in tears. Their pain is palpable and apparent and doesn’t need to tip over into the obvious.
It’s rare for a song and it’s accompanying video to make you want to go in for repeat listens. Chale Aana makes you like it for all the right reasons.
Check out the video here…>