1942: A Love Story’s hit track “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga” has been revamped. The revamped track has been crooned by Darshan Raval and composed by Rochak Kohli. It is also the title track of Shelly Chopra Dhar’s directorial Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga. The film stars father-daughter duo Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor along with Juhi Chawla and Rajkummar Rao.
The song shows Rajkummar who is smitten by a pretty Sonam Kapoor aka Sweety. Several shots also have Sonam’s character enjoying the feeling of being in love. But it is only towards the end of the video that we discover that it is not Rajkummar who makes Sonam’s character skip a heartbeat. Rather, it seems she is in love with another woman and here is where we are introduced to the unexpected part of this love story.
Watch Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga title track starring Sonam Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao
Just like the trailer, the title track of the film hints at Sonam playing the role of a homosexual in the movie. If reports are to be believed, it is South Indian actor Regina Cassandra who plays Sonam’s love interest.
The romantic track in the voice of Raval packed with Rochak Kohli’s music and Gurpreet Saini’s lyrics is a soulful track and has all the potential to top the playlist of lovers. But, the hook line of the song “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga” borrowed from a classic RD Burman song seems to be unnecessary and the song would have been complete even without that.
Talking about his experience of singing the love ballad, Raval told indianexpress.com, “It was amazing. I felt emotional because it is a very beautiful song and many do not know, 1942 Love Story (the film that features the original track) was the last album by Pancham Da (RD Burman). The new version of the song has been treated differently. It is a new song with old memories and old soul. There is a generation who has loved the song and I hope when it releases, they appreciate the new version too. The credit for it goes to Rochak Kohli, the music composer and Gurpreet Saini, who has written the song so beautifully.”
See photos of Rajkummar Rao and Sonam Kapoor from Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga is being touted as ‘the most unexpected romance of the year’. Produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra, the film is slated to hit the theaters on February 1, 2019.