Airlift songs Dil Cheez Tujhe Dedi and Soch fail to impress

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 29, 2015 17:37 IST
Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur in a song from Airlift. (Facebook)

Akshay Kumar’s Airlift is slated for theatrical release on January 22 and the buzz around the film is already strong, thanks to the powerful trailer. Akshay essays the role of Ranjit Katyal, an Indian businessman who controls a large conglomerate in Kuwait, while Nimrat Kaur plays his wife. Set in the backdrop of the Gulf war of 1990, it shows how Akshay’s Ranjit suddenly loses everything and has to depend on the country he left behind, India, for his very survival. Akshay, who has recently worked in the successful thriller Baby, looks every bit the rich businessman determined to fight all odds and emerge a winner even in the scary scenario of Saddam’s attack on Kuwait. Directed by Raja Menon and produced by Nikhil Advani, the film also stars Purab Kohli and Prakash Belawadi in pivotal roles.

Gearing up for the release, the makers have shared songs from the film and we are not too impressed. Take a look at the songs we have watched so far:

Soch Na Sake
The soulful number where Nimrat Kaur and Akshay Kumar are seen romancing in the rain, was the first song to be released on December 17. Arijit Singh and Tulsi Kumar have lent their voices and Kumar has penned down the song.

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Dil Cheez Tujhe Dedi
The second song from Airlift was released on December 24 and features Akshay Kumar swaying with belly dancers to the tunes of Ankit Tiwari, who has composed the music for the film. Ankit and Arijit have sung the dance number. Shot in sepia tone and full of words like “Arabic ankhein”, the makers have made all the attempts to ensure the song is in sync with the milleu of the story. However, despite some peppy music, the lyrics are not too catchy.

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