Yeh comedy hai, ya tragedy hai? A lovestruck Arjun Kapoor can’t fathom the mystery of love. He calls it ‘Locha-e-Ulfat’. The locha keeps him perpetually distracted. When Alia Bhatt announces gaily that she’s scored B-plus grade, he’s busy staring at her ‘short’ shorts. Sitting across her on a table and sipping tea, he can’t but ogle at her and gulp down his awkwardness.
Little little gestures by her mean the world to him. Her hand brushes past him in a moment of passing, and he’s dancing with joy. She tucks her hair onto her ear, and he’s all moony eyed.
The song is set on a college campus where the Punjabi guy Krish falls head over heels for the south Indian beauty Ananya. '2 States' is the story of their romance and struggle to tide over cultural, familial, geographical differences to get married.
'Locha-e-Ulfat' is sung by Benny Dayal and composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.
The lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya goes, “Eklauta mera dil tha, bhola bhaala simple tha / Tujhse main takraya, sar phira ho gaya / Mujhe pyaar laga jo, tujhe laga bhai-chara /Armaan to jaage, main magar so gaya…Ban ke museebat, peechhe padi hai / Yeh comedy hai, ya tragedy hai / Kya hona tha kyun ho gaya…Locha-e-Ulfat ho gaya.”
Like the previous song Offo (watch it here), 'Locha-e-Ulfat' is a lively track with a catchy riff on bagpipes. It’s also choreographed well.
'2 States' (watch trailer here) is directed by Abhishek Varman. It will hit theatres on April 18.
Watch the song ‘Locha-e-Ulfat’ featuring Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor below and catch some stills ahead.