‘Fikar Not’ has been launched as the first song from the soundtrack of Nitesh Tiwari’s upcoming comedy-drama, Chhichhore. This track sees Pritam returning as music director after Kalank, and as for the lyrics, they have been written by Amitabh Bhattacharya. The song’s video is what’s grabbing a lot of attention however, as it features the film’s cast dancing it out with their future selves.
This is no surprise since we’ve already seen their aged avatars in the film’s trailer. Chhichhore follows the lives of a group of friends from 1992, as they progress into middle-age and go their own separate ways. The song’s video takes place at what is called a ‘Losers’ Reunion’ where the main cast arrives in their young avatars and are treated to song and dance by their future versions.
The message here is in the title. ‘Fikar Not’ is just the future avatars telling their younger selves to not stress out too much over life. The lyrics capture this communication beautifully, with lines like, “Kal ki kushiyon ka mehnga mutual fund leke, kishtein kyun bhar raha hai, aaj ko dard deke.” Another line that caught our attention is, “Rabbit ban ke, kar na sake jo, kachhua banke kar jayega. Sunn yeh gaana, kaam aayega. Bus khaa le, pee le, jee le. Kyun ki zindagi hai short.”
The composition from Pritam is top-notch. The song gets a festive vibe that’s tinged with a slight Spanish flavour. And while the chorus is quite catchy, the song also compels you to keep listening to its lyrics during its verses.
Chhichhore has been directed by Nitesh Tiwari of Dangal fame. Apart from Sushant Singh Rajput and Shraddha Kapoor, it stars Varun Sharma, Prateik Babbar, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Naveen Polishetty, Tushar Pandey and Nalneesh Neel. It is slated to be released in India on September 6.