Dangal’s song Gilehriyaan: Away from Aamir Khan’s glare, it feels like freedom, watch video

Dangal's new song Gilehriyaan shows Aamir Khan's daughter Geeta as she gets her first taste of freedom away from her Haanikarak Baapu. While the song is interesting, the earthy feel of Dangal's other two songs is missing.

Written by A. Kameshwari | New Delhi | Published: November 30, 2016 3:31:32 pm
geeta phogat, wrestler, dangal, dangal new song Dangal’s new song Gilehriyaan is filmed on Fatima Sana Shaikh, who plays the character of Indian wrestler Geeta Phogat.

There is a soft side to these Dhaakad girls from Dangal and that’s what you explore with the new song Gilehriyaan. Born as a girl and trained as a wrestler who is no less than a boy, Geeta Phogat, the character played by actor Fatima Sana Shaikh, finds freedom away from his on-screen Haanikarak Baapu, Aamir Khan. Fatima explores several feelings that one experiences during their teenage while Babita (the character played by Sanya Malhotra) is daydreaming about how would it be to train in a professional environment and away from her father.

Beautifully composed by Pritam, the song has been sung by Jonita Gandhi and has been written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. Gilheriyaan works as a metaphor for the pitter-patter of heart which only the first taste of freedom can give you. Babita is still under restrictions while Geeta is breaking rules, recognising and accepting her identity and in fact, even experiencing her first crush. She is opening herself to this world that is extremely different from where she has come from, and, of course, has mixed feelings about it. And when she is having the time of her life by cheating on all the rules ever made by her father, Aamir (who plays the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat), he seems to know instinctively what is happening. Will the focused Geeta be derailed from her goal of winning Gold at Olympics? Well, let’s leave you with in suspense for now.

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Gilehriyaan is the third song from Dangal to be released. Earlier, the filmmakers released Haanikarak Baapu and Dhaakad, which went on to become one of the chartbusters. While other two songs had a Haryanvi feel to them, Gilehriyaan is all about a young girl finding herself. However, unlike the first two songs in which you can smell the sweat, tears and that earthy flavour, this is the kind of a song you have experienced before. Pleasant but not unique, Gilheriyaan will not make the same bracket as the first two songs.

Listen to Dangal’s new song Gilehriyaan here


Dangal filmmakers recently released a shocking and inspiring transformation video of Aamir Khan from fat to fit, which has become a talk of the town. Meanwhile, the actors are keeping the buzz around the film high. Based on the life of Indian wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, Dangal is a story about women empowerment. The film is scheduled to release on December 23.

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