If you have grown up watching the ultimate dance number-Humma (Bombay) by AR Rahman, then you might hold a bias opinion about this recreated version from Ok Jaanu. After all, it’s such a stunner of song that you can’t possibly dislike it in any version.
Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapoor have done justice to the song in terms of their chemistry. Lovely choreography and steamy sequences shot aesthetically. Unlike the original, in this modern version our leading lady is just not shy to romance her man. The original version of the 90s hit was picturised on Arvind Swamy, Manisha Koirala and Sonali Bendre in the film Bombay.
The only bummer is the rap part in the song by Badshah which just brings the tempo down.
OK Jaanu is produced by Karan Johar and is directed by Shaad Ali. He has earlier remade Tamil hit Alaipayuthey as Saathiya and this time as well he has attempted a remake. Well yes, OK Jaanu is the Hindi remake of the hit Tamil film O Kadhal Kanmani starring Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menen. The original was directed by Mani Ratnam.
Shraddha and Aditya portray a young couple in a live-in relationship in Mumbai with Naseeruddin Shah and Leela Samson playing supporting roles as an older couple in the film, portraying the younger couple's landlords.
Coming back to the song, overall, it’s a good attempt to go down memory lane and bring back some ‘Humma’ memories.
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