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Ae Dil Hai Mushkil turns 5: how the music of Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma’s film sums up all the nuances of love


Bollywood movies are incomplete with the touch of music. And when the music syncs with the story of the film, it ends up connecting with the audience even more. Among the Bollywood films which left an impact on the audience not only with the story and the performances, but also with the melodious music, Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma, the star, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil ranks among the best. The director of Karan Johar was a beautiful story of friendship and unrequited love and he had Ranbir and Anushka in mind.

One of the film’s greatest strengths was the music composed by Pritam. In 2016, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’s album managed to climb to the top of the charts as each song on the playlist expressed a different shade of love and relationships. Whether it is friendship or passionate romance, Pritam’s music has managed to make the audience feel all the lyrics and all the emotions. Today, as the film turns 5 years old, we take a look at how Ranbir Kapoor’s music, Anushka Sharma’s film, sums up all the nuances of love.

1. The title song of Ae Dil hai Mushkil

The most notable song from Anushka and Ranbir’s film album is the title song. Crooned by Arijit Singh and fully photographed on Ranbir, the song captures the emotion of Ayan’s unrequited love. The depth of his feelings for Alizeh and the way he lives his life without her love is communicated through the music of Pritam, the voice of Arijit and the words of Amitabh Bhattacharya. If you like heartwarming and soulful songs, the song can definitely be on your playlist even 5 years later.

2. Bulleya

Capturing the essence of a man’s passionate love who finds his muse in an intriguing woman, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’s Bulleya hits the right notes from the start. The powerful vocals of Amit Mishra and Shilpa Rao combined with elements of rock and Sufi music from Pritam made Bulleya a complete winner on the playlist. The lyrics also expressed how Ayan confesses that he finally found his muse in Saba aka Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and that he has passionate feelings for her.

3. The breaking song

Until 2016, all the songs about the breakup in Bollywood movies were overloaded with melodrama and emotions. However, by giving it a funky Gen-Z twist, Pritam managed to add some fun to the post-parting feelings with the song The Breakup. The lyrics were perfectly linked to the lingo used by Gen-Z and showed how one can overcome a breakup by going through different stages of emotions. The music stamped its feet enough to thrill the audience. Ranbir, Anushka’s dance moves also managed to leave an impact and made this song by Pritam a chartbuster. Even now the song is loved by fans.

4. Channa Mereya

Diving into the tunes of Sufi music, Pritam really hit home with Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’s featured song, Channa Mereya. The bonus was Arijit Singh’s voice and Ranbir’s emotional performance on the song. Channa Mereya’s song captured grief like never before and left many of us in tears. Amitabh Bhattacharya’s words perfectly described the pain of seeing her beloved marry someone else and the grief of unrequited love. To date, no other heartbreaking song has surpassed this one!

5. The cutie

A perfect wedding song, Cutiepie captured how part of love is also friendship and that you have to be goofy enough to enjoy the bond. In the song, Ranbir aka Ayan is seen being part of Alizeh’s wedding ceremonies and claiming to be happy for the bride-to-be. The bouncy tunes of Pritam and the powerful vocals of Pradeep Singh and Nakash Aziz, make Cutiepie a catchy act. Even now almost every wedding will have this song on the playlist and we would find everyone grooving on the dance floor.

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