Beats That Move You: Analyzing Malhari’s Catchy Rhythms

Movie: Bajirao Mastani (2015)

Singers: Vishal Dadlani

Music: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Lyrics: Prashant Ingole


Many of us confuse the Malhari song from Bajirao Mastani with the Manahari song starring Siddharth Malhotra and Norah Fatehi from the movie Thank God. Bajirao Mastani is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Bajirao Mastani is his magnum opus, a period drama starring Ranveer Singh as the 18th-century Maratha warrior Peshwa Bajirao I.  After Gajanana, Deewani Mastani, and Pinga, the fourth song called Malhari broke all records. Ranveer Singh first shared it on Twitter, before it was officially launched on YouTube. 


Keep reading to know more about Malhari.

Song of Victory 

The song is a symbol of victory and celebration and is heard in the film when Ranveer Singh as Bajirao, motivates all his soldiers, boosting their confidence and giving them moral support for future battles. The song begins with a line said by Ranveer “Aandhi roke toh hum toofan, tufaan roke toh hum aag ka dariya, Yeh shapath hai Bajirao balad ki Har Har Mahadev.”


Malhari has been sung by none other than Vishal Dadlani, one-half of Bollywood’s favorite composer duo Vishal – Shekhar. It was choreographed by the talented dancer and popular Bollywood choreographer Ganesh Acharya. He has choreographed for many regional industries as well. He is a big name in the world of choreography. Ranveer Singh has been portrayed as a Maratha warrior who celebrates his victory with his men and people surrounding him. The song is full of energy, has fast beats and is highly addictive. It will make you feel like you are victorious. Similar to Pinga and Deewani Mastani, this track is also shot at an extensive scale.

Symbolic of the Battle of Bhopal

The melody was launched in between lots of fanfare in Bhopal. If you know about the battle of Bhopal, you’ll know that it was one of the largest battles of the 18th century, which resulted in the victory of the Marathas, that’s why the makers thought of launching this song over there. Ranveer Singh revealed that he broke his shoulder before shooting for this song but after hearing it, he could not resist the energy. The vibe was superb, the team had a blast while shooting for Malhari.


Synchronised and Catchy Rhythms

Prashant Ingole’s lyrics are so synchronized and rhythmic that you’ll feel the getting ready for battle vibes in each line. The rhythm and words signify the beating of drums, dhols and other loud instruments that sound like the start of a battle.


Sanjay Leela Bhansali is a great film director but his talent as a music director can be seen in this track. The mix of instruments, the different sounds, the highs and lows everything creates, a real, moving picture. The catchy music is absolutely out of this world.


Vishal Dadlani sang without taking a breath at a few places. The strength in his voice and his perfect singing made this track an overnight hit.

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