Kesariya, the first song from Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor’s upcoming film Brahmastra, was released by the makers on Sunday. The music video showed Alia – who plays Isha, and Ranbir Kapoor – who plays Shiva, romance to the tunes of the song in Varanasi. Fans have been eagerly awaiting the love anthem since a teaser video for the song was released ahead of Ranbir and Alia’s wedding in April, and praised the couple’s chemistry when the full video was released. Read also| Alia Bhatt posts video of Ranbir Kapoor and Ayan Mukerji listening to Kesariya
Sony Music India posted the music video on its YouTube account on Sunday. Alia, Ranbir and Brahmastra director Ayan Mukerji went live on Instagram before releasing the song, during which the filmmaker revealed that they had been working on it even the day before its release. Sharing the song on her Instagram account, Alia captioned it: “Our love sound, is now yours. Kesariya is coming out now!”
The music video begins with Alia and Ranbir locking eyes at a club. Shiva of Ranbir serenades Isha of Alia by chanting for her and covering her with flower petals as they roam the streets of Varanasi, travel on a boat and perform a puja in a temple. At one point, Isha tells Shiva that the meaning of his name is Parvati, adding, “Ab Shiva ka saath Parvati nahi degi to kaun dega (If Parvati does not support Shiva, who will)?” Towards the end of the song, the two were in tears as they looked into each other’s eyes.
The song was composed by Pritam, while Amitabh Bhattacharya wrote the lyrics. The Hindi version was sung by Arijit Singh. It marks the beginning of Brahmastra’s musical journey. Ayan explained on his Instagram Live how they originally planned for a different Brahmastra song – a track about Ranbir’s character, Shiva – to be the first to be released to the public. However, they decided to release Kesariya first because of the public reaction to its teaser.
Ranbir said during the live session, “I studied Hindi music, and I can’t remember the last time there was so much anticipation for a song. We really feel blessed.”
Brahmastra, the first in a three-part sci-fi film franchise, is set to be released on September 9 in five languages: Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. Ayan Mukerji’s film also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Mouni Roy and Nagarjuna Akkineni.