Hello all you lovely people!
I was recently invited to the music launch of the upcoming Pakistani film, BACHAANA. Knowing my love for social events and selfless support for local cinema, you can imagine I would not have missed it albeit the severe jet -lag after an 8 hour flight! BACHAANA, as the name suggests is a romantic comedy that is packed with a lot of action and the story is based on cross cultural relationship and how eventually love transcends boundaries…as always! 😉
The music launch commenced with the trailer of the movie followed by the host Shahpara Salim indulging in the usual chit chat with the star cast comprising of Mohib Mirza and Sanam Saeed; film director Nasir Khan; film producer Rizwan Saeed; Vice President HUM Films Badar Ikram; music artists Ali Sher and Komal Ghazanfar; script writer Saad Azhar and lyricist Shakeel Sohail, who all spoke about their association and experience while working on this film. This was followed by the official premiere and screening of the songs, ‘Yaari’ and ‘Bachaana’, the title track and a Q&A session with the BACHAANA panel. Attendees included various film exhibitors and distributors and members of the esteemed media including your’s truly! :). The launch event was managed by Hum Films with Public Relations by Lotus PR.
The film’s music boasts great diversity with the likes of Benny Dayal, Shafqat Amanat Ali, Haroon Shahid and Komal Ghazanfar all lending their magical voices to the movie’s music.
The BACHAANA soundtrack features 3 original compositions; ‘Yaari’, ‘Koi Labda’ and ‘Bachaana – Title Track’; and a special BACHAANA mashup, a first of its kind in Pakistan.
‘Yaari’ (which is my favorite too!) has been composed by Bollywood music director, Prasad Sashte and features one of Pakistan’s most iconic fusion music artist, Shafqat Amanat Ali with lyrics by Shakeel Sohail.
The films’ title track, ‘BACHAANA’, has been composed by Pakistani musician Ali Sher and features ace Bollywood vocalist Benny Dayal and Komal Ghazanfar from Pakistan.
The third original song is titled ‘Koi Labda’, an original by one of Pakistan’s leading pop-rock band, SYMT. With vocals by Haroon Shahid, who has also composed and penned ‘Koi Labda’,
The fourth and final track features Pakistan’s first feature film soundtrack Mashup. Composed and produced by leading Bollywood DJ, Kiran Kamath, the mashup remixes BACHAANA’s title track as sung by Benny Dayal and Komal Ghazanfar and ‘Yaari’ as sung by Shafqat Amanat Ali and Usman Qureshi.
BACHAANA is the first feature film of Nasir Khan as a director, who has gained prominence for his work presented at the Mumbai International Film Festival for his documentary Made in Pakistan. Set to be released in the Valentine’s Season this 2016 on 26th of February celebrating love and friendship, we at Cheeni Thoughts wish the team all the best! 🙂
Till next time, keep smiling! x