REVIEW: Atif Aslam’s biggest love song is Namaste England’s ‘Tere Liye’
By Bryan Durham - September 18, 2018
Atif Aslam’s biggest love song this year is the the first single off Namaste England, a film that boasts of Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra as the lead pair.
Released via Sony Music India, the rousing melody has been composed by Mannan Shah with lyrics by Javed Akhtar. An unlikely combination that also features female vocals by Akanksha Bhandari (who made her debut with Fukrey Returns’ Peh Gaya Khalara), it’s the love song that needs to be added to your all-time playlist.
A quick round-up of what works for this single…
AUDIO: Soothing guitarwork by Dabbu. And while Mannan is an able captain of the ship, it’s some able first-rate ‘first mate’ backup by music producer and arranger Prasad Sashte and production manager Anupam Amod that keeps this song on an even keel throughout. And what truly enhances the beauty of Atif Aslam’s voice is Smith Tampan’s vocal design and tuning. And it goes without saying that without the sea of words by Javed Akhtar, this song would have nowhere to flow through. It’s a complete track.
VIDEO: The video editor of this music video is the real star. Well-timed shots make it a worthy montage. The cinematography is mostly competent, but it is Vipul Amrutlal Shah’s vision that sees this through. While Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti seem to share a visually palpable chemistry, it’s essentially a sum of the parts that make this a video worthy of the audio.
VERDICT: A song that’s bound to get bigger than the video. You can take our word for it. To listen to the song, click HERE.>