The teasers for Ayaan Mukerji’s magnum opus Brahmastra have been doing the rounds on the internet for a while now, and will probably continue to do so up until its release on September 9th. Today, ‘Deva Deva’, another song from the Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt starrer, made its way to the viewers, and let us just lead with this—what is even happening in it? Allow us to elaborate.
Everything that’s going on in ‘Deva Deva’ from ‘Brahmastra’:-
Before its release, director Ayaan Mukerji wrote that it was a song “in which our protagonist Shiva finally unlocks his Powers. And in doing this, he fills all the Fire around him with Divine Energy.” The song, with music by Pritam, more or less depicts that but the execution makes it look supremely bizarre.
As he chases a ball of fire—his apparent superpower in the film—Ranbir Kapoor looks simply awkward, nothing more. Following that are some moves in a lone forest and some groove time in the wilderness (because why not), all of them dedicated to supposedly celebrating his newfound powers.
Alia Bhatt & Amitabh Bachchan are also seen alongside Ranbir Kapoor:-
Guruji Amitabh Bachchan is present for a couple of seconds. Alia Bhatt, who plays Isha, also makes an appearance in the song and if you’re looking for chemistry between the leads, we suggest you look elsewhere.
‘Deva Deva’ follows ‘Kesariya’ which had quite a polarizing effect, all thanks to a certain ‘Love Storiyan’ in its lyrics. This one avoids taking that route but it isn’t like the lyrics are to die for: ‘Sab sach mere karke fanaa, Karta hoon main havan’. Yeah, okay.
The lyrics for both the songs are by Amitabh Bhattacharya, and the former has vocals by Arijit Singh and Jonita Gandhi. Given Arijit’s singing prowess, maybe it will grow on us.
But for now, we are oscillating between visuals of Ranbir going full AC/DC in a field, Ranbir playing with fire (quite literally) and Ranbir on horseback followed by a giant bird, complete with the thematic fire, of course.
Deva Song Video in Brahmastra:-