Ittefaq latest track Raat Baaki: Sonakshi Sinha and Sidharth Malhotra are not only bringing back the intense thriller of 1969 film which starred Rajesh Khanna, but also the song from 1982 film Namak Halal titled ‘Raat Baaki Baat Baaki’. But has it done justice to the films?
Ittefaq’s trailer kept us on the edge of our seats because we knew we have not seen something so vigorous recently. Now, the makers have released the much-awaited track from the film, the rehashed style of the iconic song “Raat Baaki Baat Baaki”. The new song, named “Ittefaq Se (Raat Baaki)” is similar to the original song but with some changed lyrics. It has been sung by Jubin Nautiyal, who has kind of become king of rehashes in the recent times. After “Socha Hai” (remake of “Kehdoon Tumhe”), “The Humma Song” (“Humma Humma” by AR Rahman), Jubin is back with “Ittefaq Se” and the lady supporting him in vocals is the very talented Nikita Gandhi.
As the song starts, you cannot help but recall each and every beat of the original song, which had featured in 1982 film ‘Namak Halal’. The one challenge that comes in the way of this recreated version is whether it will be able to do justice to the original iconic track. “Ittefaq Se” does not take the risk to do something different but in an attempt to keep it fresh, it fails to refresh the magic or nostalgia. The song blends well with the on-screen drama created by Sonakshi Sinha, Sidharth Malhotra, and Akshaye Khanna but if you hear it alone, it might not have a lasting effect on you like the original track. Perhaps that is the reason why the saying goes – ‘old is gold.’
Watch Raat Baaki Sidharth Malhotra & Sonakshi Sinha’s Ittefaq New song Here:
‘Ittefaq’ features Sidharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha and Akshaye Khanna in lead roles. The film is directed by Abhay Chopra and its story revolves around a crime from two different perspectives, one of Sonakshi and the other of Sidharth’s character. Akshaye plays the role of a cop. The film will release on November 3.