Happy New Year song: SRK-Deepika Padukone's IndiaWaale is no dance number

The first song of Shah Rukh Khan's Happy New Year, IndiaWaale, falls woefully short of expectations. It's no foot-tapping number, and neither is it anywhere close to be called a 'dance anthem'.
Hindustan Times | By Sweta Kaushal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2014 10:31 AM IST

The first song of Shah Rukh Khan's forthcoming film Happy New Year was released late on Tuesday night. Composed by Vishal-Shekhar and sung by Vishal Dadlani, KK, Shankar Mahadevan and Neeti Mohan, one expected IndiaWaale to be a foot-tapping number.

The song, however, falls woefully short of expectations. More than a dance number, the song simply serves as an excuse to introduce the lead characters. Even its beats fail to do justice to the attitude they carry on screen.

In fact, for almost one whole minute (out of the 2:16 seconds-long video) we don't see anything other than the actors walking across the camera frame or down the stairs! It is only in the last 30 seconds that the tempo really builds up into a decent dance number.

IndiaWaale, features Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah. Irshad Kamil has penned the lyrics of the song which the makers call 'A Dance Anthem'.

Said director , "IndiaWaale is the first-of-its-kind song. A dance anthem for sure! It gives you goose bumps and also forces you to get up and dance. It was truly the most difficult song to crack as not only I but Vishal-Shekhar and Irshad Bhai (Kamil) had to think of today’s patriotism and make a song around that. Today what we feel for our country is so different from the sentiments of the '70s and '80s. It’s really a song that encapsulates all that makes us uniquely Indiawaale."

There are two version of the song in the film, and a glimpse of the same can be seen in the promo of the song. "IndiaWaale is a song to be sung with a lot of pride. It has been an honour for us to get an opportunity to make a song on this situation. Our first ever!" said Vishal-Shekhar.

Happy New Year is produced by Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd and distributed by Yash Raj Films worldwide. The movie is slated to hit theatres this Diwali in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages.

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