Let’s get straight to the point. There is absolutely no redeeming factor in the newest offering from the Race 3 camp, the iconic song Allah Duhai Hai.
Now, in the first Race, the song went on to become a cult number. There on it has just gone downhill.
And Salman Khan’s Race 3 version of Allah Duhai Hai just ensured that it probably cannot go any farther.
When the video of Allah Duhai Hai begins, there is a shot of Saqib Saleem reacting to Salman Khan’s character mouthing the lyrics. That is pretty much the expression you will be left with once Allah Duhai Hai takes off in full force.
The last song from Race 3, Selfish, has already set some indomitable standards as far as terrible songs are concerned. While Allah Duhai Hai doesn’t match up to that extreme, it doesn’t disappoint either.
The video has Salman Khan channelising his inner marionette, while Jacqueline Fernandez, Daisy Shah, Saqib Saleem, Bobby Deol and Anil Kapoor match steps with him. The actors swirl around the screen and soon form an inextricable mess and you wonder why you even began watching this.
Sung by Amit Mishra, Jonita Gandhi and Sreerama Chandra with rap by Raja Kumari, this version of Allah Duhai Hai is not even a scratch on the original Pritam number. So much so, that while the refrain sounds like the original song, the rest of it fails to fit and sticks out like a sore thumb.
Allah Duhai Hai seems like Salman Khan’s character Sikander’s rant about betrayal and how the world is so unfair. His war cry is “Ab toh tabaahi hai”. And that, is quite the condition on the other side of the screen too.
Watch the video here:
Race 3 hits the screens this Eid, June 15. Brace for impact.