Gerua is a Hindi song from the 2015 Indian film Dilwale. The song was written by Amitabh Bhattacharya,[1] composed by Pritam Chakraborty, and sung by Arijit Singh and Antara Mitra. The song's music video stars Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol.[2][3]

"Gerua"
Song by Pritam feat. Arijit Singh, Antara Mitra
LanguageHindi
LabelSony Music India
Composer(s)Pritam Chakraborty
Lyricist(s)Amitabh Bhattacharya.[1]
Music video
"Gerua" on YouTube

BackgroundEdit

In an interview, the composer of the song Pritam said that he had sleepless nights when he was informed that Kajol had been paired opposite Shah Rukh Khan in the film, since it was a very tough task to create music that could recreate the magic of this iconic Bollywood pair.[4]

Music videoEdit

FilmingEdit

The music video of the song is shot in Iceland, the song's visuals are filled with scenery of lush green mountains tops, waterfalls, rainbow or a wrecked plane on a deserted spot.[2]

The entertainment portals praised Rohit Shetty's cinematography and direction of the music video, they wrote "Rohit has done an amazing job of capturing the elusive beauty and thats the reason behind why this song is different from any other song. Shah Rukh and Kajol have mesmerizing and super hot chemistry. They have created the same magic which was done in Suraj Hua Madham. Rohit Shetty has given a real treat to eyes and we are quite sure audiences will fall in love with the mesmerizing beauty of Iceland."[1]

SynopsisEdit

Song creditsEdit

The musicians involved in making the song, as per the credits mentioned in the official music video's description, were

  • Music producers – Dj Phukan, Sunny M.R.
  • Music Arrangement and programming – Arijit Singh, Prasad Sashte, Nikhil Paul George
  • Mixing engineer and mastering engineer – Eric Pillai
  • Musicians – Shirish Malhotra, Girish Vishwa, Iqbal Azad, Ishtiyak Khan, Prabhakar More, Krishna Pandurang Musale, Tapas Roy, Iqbal, Langa Zakir Langa, P.M.K. Naveen Kumar, Tushar Parte, Sanjoy Das, Dipesh Verma, Raj Kumar Dewan, Mahendra Kumar, Aditya Benia, Ensemble Strandja ('Dinyu, Valyu, Stoiko, Nikolai), Emilia Amper, Pete Whitefield

ReleaseEdit

The song was officially launched on 18 November 2015.[5]

ReceptionEdit

In its review, Indicine wrote, "It's a case of 'love at first listen' with 'Gerua', courtesy a soothing composition filled with a traditional setting (except for the opening 20 seconds that are misfit and strange). The flute in the beginning takes your heart away while Arijit, who has perfected the art of rendering romantic numbers, only ends up raising the bar with 'Gerua'. We bet this one will stay in your playlist for long."[4]

Upon its release, the music video of the song garnered 1.6 million views on Facebook and YouTube. The song trended on 62 countries worldwide.[2] The composer of the song Pritam said- "The rection on gerua from everywhere is very heartwarming".[2]

In June 2016, "Gerua" became the first Hindi film song to cross 100 million views on YouTube.[6]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Ceremony Category Recipient Result Reference(s)
2015 Mirchi Music Awards Song of the Year Won [7][8]
Male Vocalist of the Year Arijit Singh Nominated
Music Composer of the Year Pritam Won
Best Song Engineer (Recording & Mixing) Ashwin Kulkarni, Kaushik Das, Nikhil Paul George, Julian Mascarenhas, Emon Goswami, Milena Dobreva & Eric Pillai Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Zainab mulla (9 November 2015). "Dilwale song Gerua review: The Shah Rukh Khan & Kajol number looks wannabe Suraj Hua Madham?". India.com. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "'Gerua' song from 'Dilwale' released, gets 1.6 million views on YouTube". Economic Times. 20 November 2015. Retrieved 12 June 2017.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Dilwales song gerua makes Karan johar nostalgic". Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  4. ^ a b Indicine Team. "Dilwale music review". Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Gerua". The Indian Express. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  6. ^ Rajat Tripathi (26 June 2016). "Gerua crosses 100 million views on YouTube". Bollywoodlife.com. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  7. ^ "MMA Mirchi Music Awards". MMAMirchiMusicAwards. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  8. ^ "MMA Mirchi Music Awards". MMAMirchiMusicAwards. Retrieved 25 March 2018.