Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor's 'love anthem of the year', Kesariya from Ayan Mukherji's magnum opus Brahmastra is finally out. Sung by Arijit Singh and music by Pritam da, the song has Ranbir and Alia's love shine through the ghats of Varanasi.
A snippet was released from this song just before Ranbir and Alia's wedding, which created much excitement among their fans.
Even before its release, Kesariya garnered immense popularity. Ranbir thinks it's, "The freshness of the song that has resonated with the audience really well. I would like to thank the entire team for creating a song that has touched countless hearts and I am sure the audience will cherish the warm experience of the full song."
Alia reveals what Kesariya means to her. "For me, Kesariya is a feeling that one experiences when they are happy and content with something. It was the first glimpse from 'Brahmastra Part One: Shiva' and it holds a special place for me and the entire crew. The song draws me in whenever I listen to it, and I'm sure that the song will touch the hearts of the audience.
The song, which was unveiled on Sunday, will be releasing in five languages Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada versions. In association with Sony Music, the romantic track was shot in the ghats of Varanasi.
Director Ayan Mukerji says: "Working with Pritam Da, Arijit, Amitabh Bhattacharya, and the entire team on Kesariya has been a momentous experience. Pritam Da always manages to save the best for me since 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani'. I am personally very excited about all the versions - Arijit Singh, Sid Sriram, Sanjith Hegde and Hesham Abdul Wahab have rendered it so beautifully and soulfully which shows across all versions."
On Ranbir and Alia's love, Ayan says, "We all love the sizzling chemistry of Ranbir and Alia in the song, which hints at the strong bond they share. Fans all around the world have celebrated Ranbir-Alia’s love through the teaser, and I am very sure, the full track will surpass everyone’s expectations"
The romantic number has been sung in Hindi by Arijit Singh, whose deep and soulful vocals breathe life into the melodious composition by the much-loved composer, instrumentalist, guitarist Pritam. The lyrics are penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya.
Sharing his thoughts on the launch of the song, music director Pritam adds: "The song has so many layers of emotions that it was a real treat to compose."
Singer Arijit Singh adds that Kesariya marks an important milestone as a romantic song in the Indian film industry. He says, "Pritam da's tunes and Amitabh's lyrics have been ethereal to begin with. I just did my part and I see Ranbir and Alia create absolute magic with the song on screen. Kesariya will stay in people's hearts for sure."
Lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya added that the journey of Kesariya has been long and endearing. " As a team we were touched by the overwhelming response on the teaser. I'm sure the audiences will embrace the song with as much warmth. This season the shade of love is Kesariya. Hum it, feel it, spread it.”
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