Why waiting for Mithoon, Arijit Singh and Mohit Suri to get back together was worth the ‘Intezaar’!
By Bandook - November 8, 2019
It feels like eons since Mithoon, Arijit Singh and Mohit Suri have come together despite massive hits like Phir Bhi Tumko Chaahunga (Half Girlfriend), Humdard (Ek Villain), Tum Hi Ho (Aashiqui 2) released. With the latest VYRL Original, Intezaar that seemingly long wait has come to an end.
At the outset, it seems like a cliched love/breakup story, but get past those early aspersions and you’re in for a treat with the beautiful narrative.
The reason it feels so fresh, says video director Arif Khan is that he had a clean slate to play with. “I never really got a brief from Mohit”, he says. “All I was told after receiving the song was ‘Go with the feel, bring out your emotions”.
Starring the eye-catching jodi Sanaya Irani and Gurmeet Choudhary, the song is an absolute audio-visual treat. You cannot NOT get hooked when Mithoon’s words hit home in Arijit and Asees Kaur’s voices. Perfectly picked team, one thinks!
The direction has no ebbs and the narrative surges smoothly as the storyline wears on. Vineet Thakkar of VYRL says, “Every time we see/hear breakup stories, we tend to assume one of them must have been bad but Intezaar is a story of two people who necessarily weren’t bad or at fault, just not good together.”
Mithoon said, “Music is a thought before it is a tune (which is why the song features him playing a piano alone in a room) and the video depicts how a composer has already been through a version of the song and has it envisioned even before it is executed.”
Universal Music India MD-CEO Devraj Sanyal summed it up when he said, “A good song is a good song at the end of the day. The single most important thing is to let the music be driven by the artist and bring to life the thoughts they bear rather than them just singing it for someone else.”
PS: Insisting it not be called another new VYRL song, the team described the making of the song and the video as a journey (of six years, to be precise).
FUN FACT: A few portions of the song are actually the ones Arijit recorded years back and weren’t changed or re-recorded.>