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Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahin: Parineeti's maiden singing venture is earthy and endearing

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ASHWIN VINAYAN
Published Mar 28, 2017, 2:04 pm IST
Updated Mar 28, 2017, 2:06 pm IST
The Akshay Roy directorial stars Parineeti Chopra and Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead roles.
Screengrabs from the song.
 Screengrabs from the song.

Mumbai: While the trend of actors going behind the mic to croon their hearts away to auto-tuned glory is a commercially viable proposition, more often than not, the songs end up being barely bearable.

However, this doesn't stop the actors from returning to the mic. Actors like Farhan Akhtar, Alia Bhatt, Salman Khan et al. have multiple songs to their discographical credits.

 

But surprisingly enough, Parineeti Chopra is a welcome change. the actress, who debuts as a singer in Sachin-Jigar's 'Maana Ke Hum Yaar Nahin' from Meri Bindu is surprisingly good and gives a very earthy, innocuous life to the song, which often treads through predictable orchestration.

Despite of its strictly average composition, the listener wants to sit through it thanks to Parineeti's affable voice.

But the very simple melody has Parineeti rendering it the simplicity it very much deserves. The minimal use of processing to appropriate her singing voice, which inherently is endearing, helps the song's cause to a great extent.

Though the song does mildly remind one of Swanand Kirkire's absolute captivating 'Baanwara Mann' from 'Hazaaron Khwaaishein Aisi'.

Parineeti's contemporaries Alia Bhatt, Shraddha Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha have all have songs to their name already, are however yet to connect to people solely through their music.

We have and have had genuinely multi-faceted personalities in the likes of Kishore Kumar and Piyush Mishra. And it'd be impressive if Parineeti succeeds to transcend into the elite list. Far-fetched for now, but achievable for sure.

As for your maiden venture, Parineeti, not bad at all!

Watch the song here:

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