Sweety Tera Drama from Bareilly Ki Barfi strikes the right notes


After the trailer that gave one a good idea of the plot of the film and the milieu it is set in, the makers of ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ have released “Sweety Tera Drama”, the first track from the film. A quintessential wedding song, “Sweety Tera Drama” has the kind of sound one associated with traditional wedding songs in Uttar Pradesh. Of course, composer Tanishk Bagchi adds a few modern elements and lyricist Shabbir Ahmed too pitches in with some fun-filled verses that make the song an enjoyable affair. The song does bear a slight resemblance to the title track of ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ which was put together by the same composer-lyricist duo but the composition is different enough for one to distinguish between the two songs. Dev Negi gives a good account of himself, though he sounds a lot like Arijit Singh in parts. Shraddha Pandit and Pawni Pandey, the female vocalists, match the spunkiness of Bitti, the character played by Kriti Sanon in the film.

While Kriti has been a part of big-budgeted commercial setups in the past and has got a good opportunity to showcase her daning skills in well-choreographed set pieces in those films, this is a territory that actors like Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao seldom venture into. They have shown a flair for dance in a couple of films (‘Bewakoofiyan’, ‘Dolly Ki Doli’) alright but seeing them in an out-and-out commercial zone like this does add to the novelty vale. After the very entertaining trailer, “Sweety Tera Drama” has set the tone for the film and one looks forward to the kind of promotional material the makes come up with in times to come.


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