Coming with a tagline ‘the everlasting taste of love’, die-hard romantics are waiting for Pushpdeep Bhardwaj’s ‘Jalebi’. It is a remake of the Bengali movie ‘Praktan’ and stars Varun Mitra and Rhea Chakraborty. “Tum se” is one of the best songs of the soundtrack which is filled with romance and yet has some undertones of melancholia in it. The song “Tum Se” has been quite popular already, with 6.4 million views and counting, on YouTube and it has been used in the official trailer as well.
“Tum Se” has been sung by Jubin Nautiyal, the voice behind “Lo Safar” from ‘Baaghi 2’ and many more melodious tracks. Manoj Kumar Nath has written the lyrics, and the music has been composed by Samuel and Akanksha. It is a slow heartbreak song dealing with the separation of the lead characters, Aysha and Dev.
The song begins on a note of nostalgia with “tere naam se hi roshan mera hai jahaan…” and a beautiful romantic piano rendition. “Tum Se” is all about the promises made to never part ways with each other, complemented with a charming soft rock background score. There have been countless love songs made in the past, but this one steals your heart with its poetic lines and an unusually haunting melody.
The three-minute long music video is a medley of different scenes taken from the movie, beginning with the present day. We are taken back and forth to the days of Aysha and Dev’s relationship, marriage and then separation. Both the characters suffer a great deal, which is essentially the theme of the song – making it a heartbreak song. Varun and Rhea convey all the pain and suffering through their expressions, and they do it pretty well. Just when you think that you can bear their heartbreak no more, comes the line, “unki mohabbat kamaal ki hoti hai jinka milna muqaddar mein nahi hota”, the video ends with them face-to-face with each other in a train.
“Tum Se” is a haunting heartbreak song, which manages to make you fall in love with the lyrics and melody. For those anticipating the movie, “Jalebi” will be released on 12 October 2018.