Blackmail song Bewafa Beauty: Urmila Matondkar deserves better

Urmila Matondkar, the actor who won hearts with her ace acting and dancing skills back in the 90s, is back on the silver screen and how. The “Chamma Chamma” girl turns to a “Bewafa Beauty” in the new Blackmail song which goes by the same name. But this typical Bollywood item number fails to live up to the benchmark the yesteryear actress had set for herself.

While “Bewafa Beauty” is sung by Pawni Pandey and composed by Amit Trivedi, it has been penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya. The visuals follow Urmila dancing in a shady bar and there is something about her expression that makes us realize that she is as uncomfortable donning this avatar as the viewers are. The unscrupulous lyrics and crass setting just don’t gel with our “Aa Hi Jaiye” girl.

Abhinay Deo directorial Blackmail witnesses the comeback of Urmila after a decade. The last we saw her spilling magic in the movie theatres was when she did a special dance number “Mehbooba Mehbooba” in Ram Gopal Varma’s Aag. Deo also shared how he didn’t want a “come-and-go” item number in the film, rather a song that adds meaning to the film. He said,”Initially, there was no song in the film. But when we were discussing the film creatively, Bhushan, being T-Series and having a keen ear for music, felt that there should definitely be a lip-sync song. I already had an idea of including a song which could take the story ahead. I did not want an item number that comes and goes. We knew that the song should be able to say something in the film. By its name, ‘Bewafa Beauty’ states that it is about a beauty who is unfaithful, which is the premise of the film — a man whose wife is cheating on him.”

The look of the actor for the song was shared by the makers in a series of tweets earlier. The first in the series read, “Beware! She will hypnotize you with her beauty!” followed by “Hotness Alert: She is on her way!”, “She’s bold, seductive and stunning! Here’s #UrmilaMatondkar in #BewafaBeauty!” and the last one, “Just a little longer before the diva makes her comeback!”

Apart from Irrfan, the film has an ensemble cast including Divya Dutta, Kirti Kulhari, Arunoday Singh and Omi Vaidya. Also, the film has brought together singers Baadshah, Guru Randhawa, Amit Trivedi and rapper Divine for its music album. Produced by T-Series and RDP Motion Pictures, the film will hit the theatres on April 6, 2018.

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