Here’s what we thought of Student Of The Year’s ‘Mumbai Dilli Di Kudiyaan’
By Bryan Durham - April 25, 2019
Gaur se dekhiye, what happens when Bollywood takes over Coachella (or if you’re aiming lower, SulaFest).
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- It marks the first time Vishal-Shekhar have collaborated with popular lyricist Vayu.
- Curiously, the song’s video features a male lead and two female leads, but the song credits two male singers and one female singer. 🤷🏽♂️
ABOUT THE AUDIO
You know what they say about the most annoying songs being the most popular? Well, MDDK falls somewhere between the two, leaning towards the former. And that’s also because it’s an earworm, the kind that gets stuck in your head like a bad habit. Much like that Kalank of a song called First Class. That apart, the MDDK lyricist Vayu has done a fine job. He’s single-handedly made the song worth listening to with his clever wordplay. Much of this Vishal Shekhar track feels quite derivative otherwise.
ABOUT THE VIDEO
Much of the styling of this video feels inspired by both sangeets and music festivals. It’s almost as if the two events had a love child and this is what was born. Quite frankly, Tiger Shroff is the only reason to watch this video. It’s almost as if Tara Sutaria and Ananya Panday are part of the crowd. They’re lost in the melee. The lead trio cavorting on trampolines (masquerading as grape-stomping vats) is supposedly a highlight of the video wherein the girls “performed impromptu” and enacted the jumps in one take (whatever!).
If you are okay with ‘okay’ videos, you can count us out of your group. If you’re just listening to this one, pay close attention to the wordplay. Anything else? Naah!>