Zayn Malik destroys Kailash Kher's 'Teri Deewani'

Published: February 27, 2018


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.

Late night mash up

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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.

Tere deewani by zayn

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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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Reader Comments (8)

  • Ishika
    Feb 27, 2018 - 3:35PM

    I guess Shaheera Anwar hv a problem with this boy……haha I don’t knowRecommend

  • Tehreem Anwar Lone
    Feb 27, 2018 - 3:53PM

    He was litterly shouting.he should take some classes.Recommend

  • Tehreem Anwar Lone
    Feb 27, 2018 - 3:53PM

    He was litterly shouting.he should take some classes.Recommend

  • mastishhk
    Feb 27, 2018 - 8:26PM

    I listened to the song twice after reading this particular review. I would say that the author has been rather kind to Zayn. This rendering of the song is nothing but torture and a test of endurance. Zayn is just screaming and screeching throughout and this exercise can never be called “singing”. Zayn should limit himself to what he has been doing or before attempting anything like this he should take come classical singing lessons. He is even giving a hard time to his fans who will find it tough to support and defend their idol.Recommend

  • .
    Feb 27, 2018 - 9:57PM

    He’s a British Pakistani artist literally in touch with his roots who is embracing his culture but y’all want to go ahead and slander him. It’s a freaking cover of the song he can sing it in his own style. Y’all should be motivating him but of course y’all love bringing a brown man downRecommend

  • Quresh
    Feb 27, 2018 - 10:13PM

    You can sing a song in different tune and rhythm. He is polished singer and he did it in his style. Please stop comparing and just enjoy the color of life.Recommend

  • Logan Paul
    Feb 28, 2018 - 4:35AM

    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.Recommend

  • -
    Mar 1, 2018 - 11:06AM

    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. Recommend

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