Zayn Malik destroys Kailash Kher's 'Teri Deewani'

Also, Kailash Kher, we apologise on behalf of Malik...


Shaheera Anwar February 27, 2018
PHOTO: FILMFARE

KARACHI: British-Pakistani singer Zayn Malik has recently been covering various songs and sharing them on his Instagram handle. While he posted quite a few mashups, his cover of Kailash Kher's Teri Deewani was just uncalled for.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BfsCj4mn8Oi/?taken-by=zayn

Starting off with "tere naam se jee loon" was a miss for Malik. Sung beautifully with full emotions in the original that would give goosebumps to anyone, Malik's version failed to do so. But kudos for opting for a strong start.

Translating to "I could give up my life for you," Malik's cover wasn't convincing. It was more like, "Okay, I can give up my life for you but not really." That didn't quite 'hit right in the feels' as compared to the Kher's bone-chilling voice.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BfrZdT2HJEe/?hl=en&taken-by=zayn

However, moving further, Malik does try to add his own flavour to the song and does a decent job where he sings "teri jaan ke sadqay."

The "hoo jee, haan jee" part was pure torture and "teri deewani" was just him shouting - awfully. It sounds like a stubborn kid screaming for candies. Towards the end, it seems like Malik is actually crying. Either because the song is a very beautiful or because he realises that he has sung horribly.


While Malik is an amazing singer who has sung songs like Dusk Till Dawn, Pillowtalk and I Don't Wanna Live Forever, his cover of Kher's Teri Deewani was a disaster. Hoping to venture into Bollywood and qawalis, Malik could use a little more practice.

Also, Kailash Kher, we apologise on behalf of Malik.

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COMMENTS (8)

- | 2 years ago | Reply | Recommend Zayn Malik is not a proper singer, he sings with the help of an auto tuner, a real singer doesn't need such gadgets to get their voices sound good.
Logan Paul | 2 years ago | Reply | Recommend It wasn't that bad, he has an accent but the pitch and melody wasn't bad at all. He sang in key, he just has to work on enunciating and needs to realize that poprock is different from qawwali.
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