Zingaat vs Zingaat

By Bryan Durham - June 29, 2018

The real test to a song’s longevity and lure is the feelings and memories it inspires when you first heard it or when you first saw the music video.

Having lived with Sairat’s Zingaat for quite a while now, we’ve come to love the Marathi track composed and penned by the fab composer duo Ajay-Atul. The remade track for Dhadak, by the same duo with lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya? Not so much.

There are going to be obvious comparisons between the two tracks. Here are a few…

Going by the video, the placement of the song in Dhadak comes almost at the same place as Sairat.

Dhadak is set in Rajasthan and the locations are known ones to those familiar with the region. Sairat is set in rural Maharashtra and it served as an eye-opener to the untapped locations within the state.

The basic melody is the same. The vibe, however, differs greatly. You can clearly make out that Dhadak’s version is a bit more produced than the original, which has a rustic flavour and one that has a carefree, dance-like-nobody’s watching vibe.

The opening segment differs. Sairat’s track has English verses while Dhadak’s version has a Rajasthani one. Ajay Atul’s lyrics for Sairat’s version have a simple, almost natural flow while Amitabh’s verse sounds quite laboured.

Akash Thosar and Rinky Rajguru’s chemistry has a natural progression in Sairat, something that comes across through the duration of the film. Going by the trailer of Dhadak and the fact that it is the lead pair — Janhvi Kapoor (debuting with the film) and Ishaan Khatter’s — first big outing, it’s still early to put a finger on it, but we’re just not feeling the chemistry between the Hindi remake’s lead pair on screen.


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