Ek Do Teen (2018 song)

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"Ek Do Teen"
Jacqueline Fernandez and Tiger Shroff Featured In the official video
Screenshot of the official video
Song by Shreya Ghoshal
(Rap by Parry G)
from the album Baaghi 2
LanguageHindi
Released19 March 2018 (2018-03-19)
GenreFeature film soundtrack, EDM, pop-folk
Length4:04
LabelT-Series
Composer(s)Laxmikant-Pyarelal
(Recreated by Sandeep Shirodkar)
Lyricist(s)Javed Akhtar
Producer(s)Sajid Nadiadwala
Baaghi 2 track listing
  1. "Mundiyan"
  2. "O Saathi"
  3. "Lo Safar"
  4. "Ek Do Teen"
  5. "Soniye Dil Nayi"
  6. "Get Ready To Fight Again"
Music video
"Ek Do Teen" on YouTube

Ek Do Teen is a Hindi song from the film Baaghi 2. The song was a remake of the original Ek Do Teen from the film Tezaab which was sung by Alka Yagnik. The song features Jacqueline Fernandez and Tiger Shroff and is voiced by Shreya Ghoshal. Ghoshal had also recreated a version of the same song with DJ Aqeel for the Ameesha Patel starrer Desi Magic. The movie was released on 30 March 2018.[1]

Development[edit]

The song was recorded, mixed and mastered by Eric Pillai - Future Sound Of Bombay in Mumbai. The song is arranged and programmed by Prasad Sashte. The song was choreographed by Ganesh Acharya, who was a background dancer in the older version of the song released in 1988. According to Jacqueline, she had grown up listening to “Ek Do Teen” and it was a dream come true moment for her to perform on the recreated song in Baaghi 2. Jacqueline added that she felt blessed to have got the opportunity to pay a tribute to Madhuri.[2]

Music video[edit]

Synopsis[edit]

Release[edit]

A teaser of the song was released on 16 March 2018. The official song was released on the T-Series's YouTube[3] page on 19 March 2018. The song was also made available for Online streaming on Saavn[4], iTunes[5] and Gaana[6] on the same day. The full music album was released on 20 March 2018 by T-Series.

Controversy[edit]

The track teaser and the officially released video was voiced by Shreya Ghoshal. But in the film the track was sung by Palak Muchhal as a scratch rehearsal version went by mistake to the film print. This was done without any official statement and even the singer of the track had no idea about this. This led to controversy about the actual singer of the track. Tweeting about it Ghoshal said that, "I was totally clueless. Just read your tweets. I am being told by the team a scratch rehearsal version went by mistake to the film print."[7]

Reception[edit]

The song received mixed reviews from various critics and fans. However the director said that they were ready for the criticism stating, "From the moment we zeroed down on the song Ek Do Teen, we were ready for the criticism."[8] Writing for NDTV, Nilanjana Basu said, "Can't, just can't stop watching over and over Jacqueline Fernandez's latke jhatke in the new version of Ek Do Teen for Baaghi 2. The song is the perfect remedy for our Monday morning blues and with Jacqueline Fernandez dancing like that, now, we know what setting the stage on fire actually is!" She also added, "Ek Do Teen has all the ingredients of what is referred to as a dance number - Jacqueline in flashy outfits, a catchy remixed tune that runs along the song, superwoman dance moves and the humour element."[9]


Chart performance[edit]

The song debuted on Mirchi Music Top 20 countdown on 31 March 2018. It stayed on the chart for 8 weeks till 1 June 2018.

Year Chart Peak Position Time Span on Chart Ref.
2018 Mirchi Music Top 20 Countdown 9 8 weeks [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shreya recreates the famous 80's song "Ek Do Teen" with AJ Aqeel for Ameesha Patel". The Times of India.
  2. ^ "Ek Do Teen : Jacqueline feels blesses to have got the opportunity to pay tribute to Madhuri Dixit". TheIndianExpress. 29 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Ek Do Teen at YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Ek Do Teen at Saavn". Saavn. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Ek Do Teen at iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Ek Do Teen at Gaana". Gaana. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Ek Do Teen Controversy". LatestLY. 9 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Director Ahmed Khan says they were prepared for the criticism for the song". NDTV. 18 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Ek Do Teen, The Jacqueline Fernandez Version. This Girl Is On Fire". NDTV. 19 March 2018.
  10. ^ ""Ek Do Teen on Mirchi Music Top 20 Countdown"".

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