REVIEW: KGF’s ‘Gali Gali’ isn’t gold, but it comes pretty close!
By Bryan Durham - December 13, 2018
There’s a reason Tanishk Bagchi’s doing what he does best and is on top of the remake heap, when doing it. A few misses aside, he’s created a formidable team with Neha Kakkar to churn out hit after hit after hit.
Yes, we aren’t fond of remakes, but that doesn’t stop us from appreciating a job well done.
If Azhar’s Oye Oye had just a snatch of Gali Gali Mein Phirta Hai (from the original Tridev) in it with a plain remix (by DJ Chetas) to go with it, KGF’s Gali Gali amps up the nostalgia with a standalone track that works as a sum of its parts.
It helps that Tanishk pads up the track with additional lyrics by Rashmi Verag, dozens of whoops’, electronic flourishes and chopped vocals.
He retains the original melody, paying adequate respect to the Kalyanji Anandji original while bringing his touch to the track.
Neha Kakkar’s harkat-filled rendition is quite easily the star of this piece, outdoing even Aditi Singh Sharma and Alka Yagnik’s versions.
Video-wise, Mouni Roy looks like a million bucks as she cavorts around KGF’s lead actor Yash in a nightclub.
The sets are dimly lit, bathed in red, with Mouni having three outfit changes through the course of the song. Visually, there’s nothing to talk about except her shimmying to the song.
The action hero is quite rigid in the dance portions, and is more vivid in the action cuts.
All in all, it’s a remake done well and is packaged well, too!>