The song composed by Sachin-Jigar looks more like an end-credit song. The film is slated for an OTT release on September 17.
Saif Ali Khan in a still from the title track.
The Bhoot Police title track just dropped on YouTube, presented by Tips Industries Ltd Entertainment in association with 12th Street Entertainment, and it’s all about ‘Ishq-e Tabha hi tauba’, as goes the defining line.
Donning Victorian jackets unlike the rustic look and costumes of their characters as Vibhooti and Chiraunji respectively, Saif Ali Khan and Arjun Kapoor hit it up with the quirk and swag that was amply evident in the teaser of the song. Jacqueline Fernandez ups the groove in a white corset frock, joined in by Saif and Arjun. Vishal Dadlani’s vocals powers through the fusion style, filled in by Sunidhi Chauhan’s familiar voice. Mellow D’s rap wasn’t discernible well enough. The song has got a jazzy feel to it with the upbeat western beats.
Watch the song here.
Set against a candle-lit ancient mansion lit in blue and red lights, with gargoyles in the corner, the title track opens with police sirens blaring in the beginning and ‘Aayi aayi bhoot police,’ the line appearing only once more in the end. Zombies in wigs and jackets and skirt dresses dance alongside the three leads, and gargoyles in the corner. There’s a brief shot of Saif Ali Khan with a blood-smeared skull in his hand. He is shown toying with it, which might be indicative of the plot at large, of two fake ghost hunters faced with ‘real’ ghosts, when they are asked by Yami Gautam’s Maya to exorcise an evil spirit troubling her.
Visual symbols like a severed hand, Saif pulling out a gun on the zombie and rushes of smoke throughout the song serve up the theme of the film. They will remind you of familiar staples from horror films in Hindi cinema dating back to the quintessential Ramsay Brother films in the ’70s and ’80s that arguably introduced gore to the horror film genre in Hindi cinema. But on the whole, the title song harps on love and the likes of it which bears a far-fetched tangent to the premise. The song, touted to be well suited for one’s ‘party list’, is catchy, full-blown commercial and out there, but looks and feels aloof and seems more like an end-credit song.
Apart from Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Yami Gautam, Bhoot Police stars Jaaved Jaafri and Jamie Lever in key roles. The title track is composed by the hit musician-duo Sachin-Jigar and choreographed by Remo D’Souza.
The horror-comedy movie, whose trailer garnered mixed responses, eyes an OTT premiere exclusively on Disney+Hotstar on September 17.