Shreya Ghoshal’s voice and Madhuri Dixit’s moves elevate this ordinary song
By Bryan Durham - April 10, 2019
The fourth Kalank track to have a video release, Tabaah Ho Gaye sees Madhuri Dixit Nene all decked up and doing what she does best.
In case you were wondering what that is, it’s being facially emotive and showing everyone why she still makes hearts go dhak-dhak. It’s plain that the years have been kind to one of Bollywood’s most enduring beauties. But that apart, there’s little that merits interest in this video.
And that’s probably because in most ways, this video feels like a relic. And one doesn’t say this because it’s a period film. Well, there’s that and there’s the perception that there’s a lot of hanging on to past glory.
Production-wise, no expense has been spared and Husnabad seems straight out of a fantasy. Saroj Khan and Remo D’Souza have collaborated to make Madhuri a vision.
The music, however, is increasingly leaving us underwhelmed. With each passing track, it seems like the tunes are becoming more derivative and less eternal in appeal. Yes, it’s good that Pritam is experimenting with new sounds but it feels like his heart is not in it.
The lyrics are competent to the point that they have a good flow and are accessible enough to have some recall. Heartbreak songs is something Amitabh Bhattacharya does well. But that’s it.
Shreya Ghoshal does the heavy lifting. She takes a simple melody and elevates it with her voice, which serve as the wings with which Madhuri flight and soars.>