Dhadak, Shashank Khaitan’s official remake of Nagraj Manjule’s Marathi blockbuster Sairat, has retained one of the original production’s biggest selling points: the song Zingaat, composed and sung by Ajay-Atul. Starring debutant actress Jhanvi Kapoor and Ishan Khatter, Dhadak will be released on July 20.
One of the most infectious songs to have been composed in popular film music, Zingaat is the last of the four tunes in the soundtrack to feature in the original film. Its placement in the narrative of star-crossed love between youngsters from different castes has been inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet: Prashant (Akash Thosar) and his loyal friends crash a birthday party at the home of Archana (Rinku Rajguru) and dance with wild abandon. Prashant and Archana sneak away for a secret kiss, but are caught by her family, forcing the couple to elope.
The original song features free-flowing dancing and captures the alcohol-influenced spontaneous dance moves of the revellers. For Dhadak, Khaitan has opted for choreographed actions (by Farah Khan) and symmetrical formations. The Hindi lyrics are by Amitabh Bhattacharya, while Ajay and Atul return for singing duties.