REVIEW: Kat gets Salman’s tongue (well, almost) in the Aithey Aa video
By Bryan Durham - May 9, 2019
She gets help from Akasa with a Punjabi wedding song that’s gonna be stuck in your head for some time
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- The third single off the Bharat soundtrack is a Punjabi wedding song where the girl is all swag, with Katrina Kaif playing the ‘Madam Sir’ persona to the hilt.
- Akasa is the voice of Katrina in the song with Neeti Mohan providing supporting vocals and Kamaal Khan singing for Salman Khan.
- Set in the mid-1980s, it’s about how Bharat loses his heart to Kumud.
ABOUT THE AUDIO
Neeti might be sassily opening the song with talk about installing a hand pump because she doesn’t want to draw water from a well, but it is Akasa who does the heavy lifting with all the swag the song requires. Kamaal Khan sounds shrill and monotonous compared to the power exuded by Akasa’s voice, which also is playful in some parts and assertive in others. Vishal Shekhar’s music may sound dated, but one understands that’s only because the situation demands it. Irshad Kamil tries his hand at quirky, contemporary Hinglish lyrics with middling success.
ABOUT THE VIDEO
The song is set in the 80s, where one sees Katrina take charge as Kumud while all Salman’s Bharat can do is watch in awe (or frozen?) as he awaits his turn for a comeback. It’s impossible to take your eyes off Katrina for even a minute. The video gives off serious Baby Ko Bass Pasand Hai vibes, though.
It’s Katrina playing a powerful yet subtly feminine character in the presence of Bollywood’s (arguably) most macho star that wows you. That and Akasa’s singing. If, according to reports, Kat was indeed upset about Chashni not working, she should have high hopes for Aithey Aa.>