Heero’s Love Song
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A funny Punjabi love song makes its debut ahead of the Valentine's Day.
If it hadn't been for a bunch of helpful friends, Vipin Heero's song would've died a premature death. But with love in the air, it has got all the attention as a 'funny-funky' Punjabi Valentine's love song. Directed by actor-comedian Gurpal Singh, with camera work by Anant Raina and city-based Ankur Kapoor, the song, Gift Tera Valentine Da, has been written, composed and performed by 23-year-old Heero. "It is my take on the gifting culture during Valentine's week — how boys go hunting for perfect gifts," says Delhi-based Heero.
It's a crowdsourced video, made on a shoe-string budget of Rs 40,000, and features theatre veteran MK Raina and his wife, singers Harpreet and Scott Murray Moses, and stand-up comedians Maheep and Deepak Dhamija. "From the studio recording to editing to camera work, to people featuring in the video, it was all one big happy family helping me," says Heero, counting the growing number of "hits" that the song is garnering.
A college dropout, Heero was 18 when he started learning music. Later, he joined the Gandharva Vishwa Vidyalaya and the Delhi Music
School as a student, before getting into writing, composing and singing. "I wanted a platform to showcase about 10 songs I had written. I got in touch with Gurpal Singh and he agreed to help," says Heero.
Shot in a happy-go-lucky style with couples in various Delhi markets, the video takes the viewers back to the music videos of early '90s by Shaan and Aryan. Edited by Ankit Mehrotra, the music has been arranged and produced by Manish Tipu.