Raftaar is not new to Bollywood, is tracks in Singh Is Bling, Dr. Cabbie, Heropanti, Baaghi, Dhishum and several other movies have left their mark in the music scene already. Recently he went international and did his first track for a Hollywood movie ‘Passengers‘; The soundtrack was called ‘Aadat‘
Vidyut Jammwal, Adah Sharma and Esha Gupta starer ‘Commando 2‘ was already hyped up. The first single that came out to promote the movie features Raftaar and the title is ‘Hare Krishna, Hare Ram‘.
Recreating tracks and releasing a rendition has become a trend now. To create this track, they went back to Akshay Kumar‘s 2007 movie ‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa‘. From really old classics, we have moved to a 10-year-old classic ‘Hare Krishna, Hare Ram‘ which was one the biggest tracks of 2007 and after ten years it’s here again. (feel old yet?) Raftaar opens up the track with his commercial verse that most of his fans are going to like. It has everything that Bollywood needs from Rap to cheesy lines on girls, attitude, Sun and Bollywood’s most favourite, ‘Stars’.
Gourav and Roshin have recreated that track for Commando 2 with an improvised composition that transits into the same melody as the track proceeds and this version features the vocals of Armaan Malik and Ritika. Abhijit Vaghani has arranged the track for Kumaar‘s lyrics.
People who have a music taste like me are not going to like this track because it’s not hip-hop and I don’t like the kind of rap music that’s coming out of Bollywood. It’s definitely a major release but we have witnessed some better music from Raftaar in the past, but yes it adds well to the list of songs you can jam to and is a good commercial release. Let’s see what he has been hiding from us turns out to be amazing.
Watch ‘Hare Ram Hare Krishna’ here: