Ever since the trailer of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus 'Padmavati' has released, everybody was waiting for the music of the movie as the veteran filmmaker is also known for the grandness in his songs. Now, the first song of the film, 'Ghoomar' has been out and it is more marvelous than we expected.
The song which has been composed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali himself and sung by Shreya Ghosal and Swaroop Khan, showcases the grandeur and exquisite culture of the 'Rajputs'. Deepika Padukone as the legendary Rajput queen, Padmavati looks stunningly gorgeous in the song. She spells grace and elegance in every move in the dance number that has been choreographed by Kruti Mahesh Midya. Her jewellery, makeup and clothes, she looks ethereal in ethnic wear that one can not stop showering praises on her.
'Ghoomer' is considered as a traditional dance form which is performed by princesses and queens in Rajasthan. It's a part of the heritage of Rajasthan that reflects their cultural upbringing.
This song is said to be Deepika's most challenging dance number yet. She spent over a fortnight training under the guidance of Jyothi D Tommaar, assistant director and trustee of Gangaur Ghoomar Dance Academy. She reportedly trained for three hours everyday before shooting the number in November.
The dance number that essentially focuses on the twirling movement has been said to be a departure for Deepika from the usual dance styles she has been doing so far in films. "The footwork is important in this dance. It took her a day to shift from what she has been doing so far, to what she was required to do for the song," Mahesh who choreographed the song said.
Talking about the challenges while reviving this native dance form of Rajasthan, Deepika said: “I started preparing for this film and character several months before we actually started filming. But it was for the Ghoomar song that I walked onto the set as Padmavati for the first time. The shooting of the film began with this song, and I will never forget that day. I remember approaching my mark for the first shot. It was almost as if Padmavati‘s soul had entered my body. I could feel her presence, and, in fact, I still do. It’s one of those rare moments in an actor’s life where it’s going to take a very long time before it actually leaves the system.”
'Padmavati' is scheduled to release on December 1st 2017.
Vaani Kapoor’s sexy dance moves created records online with "Nashe Si Chad Gayi", the most viewed Bollywood song ever on Youtube with 306 million views so far. Now, she pulls off a sizzling dance tribute in a reboot of "Ni Main Yaar Manana Ni", a classic chartbuster from Yash Chopra’s cult film 'Daag'. Vaani, who is set to star alongside Hrithik Roshan in YRF’s high octane action entertainer releasing on Jan 25th, 2019, is jaw-dropping in the video.
In Nashe Si Chad Gayi, Vaani moved to a mix of salsa, hip-hop and free-style. Here she reinterprets this classic number with evergreen lyrics, with popular contemporary dance moves. To get her moves absolutely right for this tribute, she trained and rehearsed for 10 days for 2-3 hours. In the video, Vaani’s perfect body, lissome form and effortless moves bring out the best in her easy going, confident and winsome persona. She dances like a dream, celebrating the magic of movement.
Speaking about this tribute, Vaani said, "Ni Main Yaar Manana Ni" is a cult classic and also one of my favourite songs from a Yash Chopra movie. The song is about never giving up on one’s love and I connected instantly with it when I first heard it. I have always followed my heart, my dreams and thankfully God has been kind. It's a special song for me and I hope everyone loves my tribute to the original.”
Beyond technique and form, there is the joy of letting go and dancing to your heart’s desire. Vaani Kapoor, ever the free spirit, interprets herself beautifully with this classic retro number where she simply smokes up the screen.
By RAHUL RAUT
Rohit Shetty's films are known for its music and grandness and his forthcoming comedy venture, 'Golmaal Again' is going to be exactly the same moviegoers anticipate from him. Two songs from the fourth installment of Golmaal series have already been released and both tracks have received tremendous response. Now, after the title track and 'Maine Tujhko Dekha', the makers are gearing up to unveil the third track, titled 'Hum Nahi Sudhrenge' tomorrow, October 6.
The special track is said to be seemingly upbeat and peppy song with mischievous lyrics. It features Ajay Devgn, Parineeti Chopra, Kunal Kemmu, Arshad Warsi, Shreyas Talpade and Tusshar Kapoor grooving to the beats of Amaal Malik. Armaan Malik has crooned the track penned by Kumaar while Ganesh Acharya has choreographed it.
This promotional track shows the actors doing rebellion against spoilt sport elders. It shows them "complaining about how youngsters are always told what to do, their happiness and rights always encroached upon. They are rarely allowed to speak their mind but they continue to do their own thing without caring about the consequences which is why it’s called Hum Nahi Sudhrenge,” a source said about its quirky approach to a leading daily.
Amaal Malik who is working with Rohit and Ajay for the first time confirmed the news. “I’d never expected a fun song like this to have such elements and am waiting for the audience’s reaction. Kumaar’s lyrics are great and I wanted the music to be rhythmically contrasting which is why I went into different sub-genres of electronic dance music,” he said excitedly.
Produced in collaboration with Rohit Shetty Films and Manglmurti Films and presented by Reliance Entertainment, 'Golmaal Again' is slated to hit theaters on October 20, 2017.Read more
A charming personality, dashing good looks, and a voice with influence it was only a matter of time before New Jersey based singer / songwriter DASU went global. Yes, the talented artist has just dropped his first major international single in collaboration with Jamaican dancehall superstar Charly Black. The single ‘Turn Back Time’ is a collaborative release between Universal Music India and Aftercluv - Universal Music Latin America’s electronic dance and entertainment division.
DASU and Charly Black burn it up on “Turn Back Time” an infectious dancehall / pop smash that sees both artists in top form bringing out the best of both worlds! The track is sure to make winter blues, feel like summer vibes with the rhythm of the island drums… It’s been getting rave reviews and is being tipped as the sound for today’s youth where pop is embracing dancehall like never before!
Here are snippets from our interview with the foreign talent on the industry and on collaborating with Charly Black
How difficult has your journey into the music industry been. What’s the experience so far been like for you?
It has been difficult but that's what life is all about, you appreciate things you work hard for. I’ve been working on my craft for years now and its always about getting better as you grow older you want to discover who you are as a person and who you want to be. There is no right way of doing music because music is a feeling of a moment. That's what my experience has taught me so far. You have to trust yourself and hope for the best.
What or who inspired you to become a singer?
My inspirations are a lot of RNB music from the early 2000s I grew up on a lot of melodic music and that's what I strive to make. Music just helps me express myself better. I believe I am born to be on stage pouring my heart out to the world about what I see and think.
Your music video is getting good reviews. How much input do you as an artist have into the storyline of the video?
Yes, as an artist I like to have control over how my product is. This video was shot with a director from California called Rock Jacob. He listened to ideas I have and came up with an amazing video. Credits to him for being a master at his craft!
You’ve collaborated with Jamaican dancehall superstar Charly Black. How did that come about?
We (producers and I) did a demo version of the song in Mumbai and performed it at the EVC2016 festival and people seemed to have really loved the song so when we sent it to Charly he was super down cuz he loved the song just as much. But he made the song ten times better. I love his takes. He killed it!
What was it like working with Charly Black?
He is super humble. Loved working with him. He has some of the biggest hits in the world right now. I wish him the best. He’s the homie. We are boys for life now.
Yes, it’s funny because I turn down a lot of songs because I love a song but then when it’s time to record them I don't have that feeling of writing it or its always missing the soul from me. I enjoy singing songs I write myself because that's what my music is about. My life is my art.
How would you say the Asian music industry differs from the main stream industry?
The Asian market is more for Asian people but I’ve seen people from all around the world loving Bollywood music. If PSY can have a hit like Gangnam style all over the world. Why can’t we? Big up Punjabi MC. Till this day his song is played all over the world. Music has no language.
Which music director would you like to work with (both Asian & mainstream)
I would love to work with Timbaland. He’s super dope! And has done some of my fav songs.
Who would you like to do a collaboration with from both Asian and mainstream – Male and Female?
Would love to work with Arijit Singh. He is cool.
Do you have any further collaborations that you are currently working on?
Yes, I’m working on an EP right now. I might just make it a mixtape and release it for free!
What advice would you have for someone who wants to take steps to a career in the music industry?
Never give up and always believe in yourself even if no one does. Confidence can take you very very far. Also, be yourself!
Well I think it’s because people fear what they don't know. Our desi community has so much talent but sometimes maybe our community does not support them till they reach global success. One of the biggest populations in the world. We can do anything we want!
Do you have any plans to hit the Bollywood film industry, if so can you share this with us?
I want to work with Akshay Kumar. His message is very respectable and I want to be a part of it. I would never charge him. Akshay gets any music for free from me!
What have been the highlights of your career so far?
My song Frenemies. Changed my life. It’s also my message to the industry that I don't care what they think I will always do what I want! It’s all about the PEOPLE not the stuff that goes on behind the scenes.
Finally, congratulations on your recent release ‘Turn Back Time’ it’s getting great reviews, when can we expect a live performance from you for your UK fan’s?
First of all, thank you for all the support! Turn Back Time has been loved so much by UK and I’m so proud of the project. I hope to come to UK very soon! And with more new music. Can’t wait to turn up with my UK people.
When Roach Killa released his debut album “The Revolution”, it peaked at No.6 on the iTunes World Charts. His first single Yaara Dildara reached No1 on the BBC Asian Network charts. Possessing immense versatility, Roach sings Hip Hop, Reggae, RNB and Punjabi Music. He firmly believes in the element of originality.
When it comes to Indian MC’s, one name that always stood above the rest is Blitzkrieg aka Blitz. With an appeal that is global, his lyrics lean more on the emotional side and completely draw people in. His tracks are inspired by people or events in his life that reflect reality and meaning of life.
Together, Roach Killa and Blitz have returned to give their fans the YYZ Project with a monologue and three music videos that evoke, inspire and entertain. Fans will recognise their signature sound and style on what aims to become the summer anthems
Asian Style caught up the entertaining talent Roach Killa last month, during his stay in the UK. In a no holds barred conversation Roach talks talent and music.
Fatima: You are collaborating with Blitz again for your new project YYZ would you be able to tell us a little more about that, how it came about and what’s the idea behind it all?
Roach Killa: Okay for starters YYZ is the airport called Toronto International Airport. Like LHR is London Heathrow. So YYZ is Toronto Pearson International Airport, the significant naming was to let the people know that in order for me to gain success in the music business we have had to travel out of Canada to come in to the UK and abroad hence YYZ, as we have taken the city with us when we flew out. In terms of Blitz and me we have been working together for a very long time. There are a lot of songs we have done, and it’s not just about the music with me and Blitz. We are from the same city so it’s more like a brotherly love situation. He is more like my brother. He has taken a step back from the music, he was doing more of the live festivals, live shows and stuff, so it’s been a long time since we have released a track together, so we thought why not. We always say people go download it legally from this digital platform and that and so it’s only fair to give our fans something freely. The reason why we released our project on the 30th of June was because July 1st was Canada day. So kinda like a free gift from Canadians to say Happy Canada day and this is what we are representing.
How has the journey been in terms of introducing new music to British fans over the last few years?
I think everything depends on how hard you work and how badly you want it. I could have sat in Toronto and dreamed about making it in to UK scenes, coming once every year and going back, but we all know that if we inspire to be a Bollywood actor you have to travel and be in Mumbai you can’t do it from anywhere else because that’s where the work is. So therefore, I had to leave a lot of things you know. Pack my bags come here on my own, not with my family, I believed so much within my heart that this is what I am made out to do and nothing was going to stop me. Therefore, I just decided to put all my eggs in one basket.
You mentioned Bollywood.
Yeah, I had a chance to go to Mumbai like a year and half ago and I met with the Meet Brothers who have done Babydoll and Chittiya Kalaiyan with Kanika Kapoor etcetera and they kinda like understood, it wasn’t about me, it’s about connecting with the right kind of people for the music you want to create. So, Meet Brothers were the ones who I felt connected to, during the music and so from there we ended up doing the track from the film Baaghi with Shradda Kapoor and Tiger Shroff. The song was called ‘Girl I need you’ and it was me and Arijit Singh and Kushboo Grewal singing it. Then follow up to that we just released a song for the film Raabta the song is called ‘Mein tera Boyfriend’ and that’s by me and Arijit Singh again and this time Neha Kakkar is singing it and I just actually got a call two days ago and we have another film that’s coming out. I don’t want to give too much information for it, but you know how it is they are shooting for it right now I can’t be there to be in the video unfortunately right now (laughs) but Bollywood usually has playback singers. But you know I am very humbled at this whole situation. If you think about it a young man from Toronto/ Canada inspiring to do music and not just doing music from Canada eventually going from Toronto to UK and worldwide, to all the way to a Bollywood film. I think it’s more of a personal victory for me to show me that you know God has blessed me with talent and I believe I am taking it the right way because things are looking better and better by the day. So, I have to say all praise to the mighty high!
You mention that it all happened about a year and half ago. I watched a video where you performed back in 2010 for the Indian music awards
Yeah GIMA Awards.
And you got introduced by none other than Saif Ali Khan.
Yeah, I know (laughs)
How was that experience?
What happened was in 2012, I teamed up with Wiz Management and they are a subsidiary of Wizcraft Entertainment from India, who do the IIFA awards. I was invited to perform at the awards show and I got to perform, its just the hospitality of Bollywood is beyond your expectations you know people say it’s a five-star circle, but to be honest if you go to Mumbai they refer to it as the seven-star circle, because it is beyond the five-star treatment right. So, imagine me coming to perform which I am feeling very humbled about, however I opened my door and my dressing room was directly opposite to Shahrukh Khan and on the right, was Sonu Nigamji and to the left of me was Sonakshi Sinha. Imagine me walking to the stage to perform and I see this beautiful lady just nonchalant walking by. It was Priyanka Chopra!! It was such an experience it’s like I said it’s all about the laws of attraction. You want something bad enough you work hard enough and you believe in it, you can make it happen and I’m living proof of that, because remember I’m coming from North America side of the world, to the opposite side of the world and achieved the goals.
For somebody who is normally singing Hip Hop, Reggae, RNB to then be……
What is the misconception of the artist Roach Killa is that yes, my first love is hip hop and reggae music but that does not take away the fact that I am born and raised Punjabi. I speak Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu. I can read and write Hindi, Punjabi. I can speak Arabic, a bit of Persian there is a lot of multiculturalism in me which influences my music. So, a lot of the time when I’m creating melodies and stuff it’s a direct descendant of the eastern influence. There’s Arabic in me, I was born in Libya which honestly it helps me so much around the world. So, there’s a lot in me that’s going on. So, I guess you can just call me a box of smarties (laughs)
So, it’s true what they say that music especially where you’re concerned, speaks all languages!
Going back to your early days you were quite heavily influenced by Apache Indian and that’s what sort of got you into creating. Are there any plans for any collaborations with Apache in the future?
If you do have a chance go on my YouTube. In 2008 on my first album I do have Apache on the track and it’s called ‘Hey Girl’ and that wasn’t just made for the public, it was more of a personal thing, because he’s like m biggest inspiration growing up. So being able to share the same studio, same stage and to be able to perform the song with him and ironically my first album release party was in Apache’s restaurant bar in Birmingham. So, again like I was saying about the laws of attraction me growing up as a kid I was so inspired by Apache you know 20 years down the road being able to work with him sit with him, have a laugh with him, that is not normal. Not everyone can say that they did that with their idols.
I’d love to collaborate with him again it’s just a matter of what works out and of course Apaches busy doing his tours and his stuff, so it would be an honour to work with him again.
Your new single coming out with Blitz what are your expectations from this project?
In general, we were just sat down having a chat about the world being so fast and what we meant by that was they say the internet connects you to the world but it disconnects you from your surroundings. So, what I mean by that is if me you and a couple of mates are sitting in the room, more are the chances that we’re not conversing, but all on our phones. And it will be quicker responses to WhatsApp than to actually ask you a question to your face. Do you get what I am saying?
So, the whole point was to say nowadays a song comes and the lifeline of the song is literally a week and then the next song comes, then the next so the world has got in to this concept of views and likes and shares and has become very statistic. What happened to the fact of just making music and making it for the pace, for the sake of just listening rather than stats? We’re not actually expecting to achieve anything, this is something that we felt okay why not give something out to the public. We don’t care how many Instagram views or likes it has. We took it back before the internet phenomena, when it was just a record that was out people liked it. They watched it, when they wanted, listened to it when they wanted. It wasn’t about I got to get it to a million views overnight and pay for it. That’s what most of the people are doing. What is good in paying for something when you’re lying to yourself. How do you know what your fan base is when you are lying to yourself, so this whole project was about giving it for free just for the people who appreciate what we do and how much they have supported us over the last ten years? Watch it at your own convenience, I am not putting on a timeline to see how much stats I want to go up.
What message would you like to give to your fans?
I will give you a quote. It’s one of those memes and it says: ‘I am 95% sure that you don’t like me but I am a 100% sure I don’t care’. What I am trying to say is be yourself. Don’t worry about making other people happy because you can never make everyone happy. It is just impossible. So, my advice is be yourself, experiment on who you are and go for it. Hard work, dedication is the only way you will achieve success there is no way of overnight celebrities. And be true to yourself because one thing is that originality stands above everything else and don’t be afraid to be yourself because the only way to success is through failure. Everyone fails but as long as you don’t quit.Read more
Varun Dhawan reinvents the iconic Salman Khan song, Chalti Hai Kya 9se12 from Judwaa with lots of energy and zing.
Joining Varun in Judwaa 2 are Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu who will be seen paying tribute to the huge blockbuster song from the original Judwaa from the 90's, which starred Salman Khan, Karisma Kapoor and Rambha.
This song which still plays at every club, party and wedding, gets a new fun zing that is definitely going to sweep you off your feet! It was famous twenty years ago and we strongly think it is going to be a chart topper once again.
Judwaa 2 is set to entertain audiences through this rib-tickling comedy and promises to be an all-out family entertainer. Judwaa 2 releases internationally on 29 September 2017 through Fox Star Studios India.Read more
Retro is definitely in, and the new trend of Retro Mixes of classic tracks are the big new thing in Bollywood – and the forthcoming new film Baadshaho has taken an all-time favourite from Deewar and given it a new lease of life.
‘Socha Hai’ is already proving incredibly popular with nearly 4 million hits on YouTube in just two days! The song, which features Emraan Hashmi and Esha Gupta, is a recreated version of Kishore Kumar’s hit number ‘Kehdun Tumhe’ from Deewar.
Set during Indira Gandhi’s ‘Emergency’ era of 1975, against the backdrop of huge political and social unrest across the country, Baadshaho transports us to Rani Gitanjali’s (Ileana D’Cruz) palace in Jaipur, which is raided for gold and she is arrested for withholding it without declaration. The government seizes the gold and decides to transfer it via road to Delhi in a truck with officer Singh (Vidyut) a cocky cop in charge of the whole operation. What happens on the journey remains to be seen…
Baadshaho stars Ajay Devgn, Ileana D’Cruz, Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta, Sanjay Mishra and Vidyut Jammwal.
Check 'Socha Hai' here. Vocals are by Jubin Nautiyal and Neeti Mohan.
Baadshaho releases nationwide on 1 September and is distributed worldwide by Coconut Movies.Read more
Introduced by AR Rahman he started his career exactly ten years ago, for a Tamil film called Sivaji and has gone on to sing songs in several other languages, including for the Hindi film industry more popularly known as Bollywood.
His songs such as Ude Dil Befikre, Badtameez Dil, and Tu Meri Dost Hai have gone on to be smash hits with millions of listeners worldwide. After obtaining a Masters in journalism, disappointed with career options in music, Benny nearly gave up on his dream by taking on a job, until music maestro AR Rahman came calling…and the rest as they say is history.
We caught up with the new generation, versatile Indian singer, Benny Dayal ahead of his UK tour with music legend AR Rahman to chat about everything music.
By FATIMA PATEL
Fatima: Lovely to be speaking to you. So, my first question to you is, AR Rahman introduced you as playback singer in films how did the introduction actually happen?
Benny: Actually, even I don’t know, it’s been a miracle, actually to be very honest. I was actually looking for work when I did start like exactly 11 years ago and I used to be like asking and approaching a lot of composers in Chennai when I was in Chennai and no one had any work for me or taken an interest in my voice. Nothing was working out for me so then I took this job and was wondering if my journey in music will ever happen. Then three days into my job I got a call from his (AR Rahman’s) studio which was extremely ironic but I think it was to happen the way it was meant to happen.
A dream came true for you then?
So how important do you think his (AR Rahman) role has been in the shaping of your musical career?
Oh, definitely what can I say sometimes I feel I am not worthy of talking about him, what he has achieved, in this time and space, taken his music globally and made a mark for the industry. At a time in an Indian society when nobody believed music could be a lifelong career, there was a time in India where parents used to tell us to keep music as a hobby and get a job. So, when he came into the industry in 1992 with Roja, he started to introduce a lot of new singers who weren’t there in the industry besides, SP Bala Subramaniam and Hariharan. Even Hariharan sir was introduced at that time. And so, it was incredible to see that he (AR Rahman) had brought out a lot of new singers that gave us youngsters in India to have the hope of taking music up as a career. And so not just musically, but technically and sound wise, in terms of composition, in terms of tune, in terms of musical arrangements. It’s everything that he has showed us, the simplicity and intensity, you know so many things. So, there is so much and you can keep going and talk for 48 hours on him and it still wouldn’t be enough on Rahman Sir.
You’ve definitely left your mark as well, I mean your background is from an Indian Indie scene you’ve bought a lot of soul RNB and Jazz in your music that wasn’t seen before in Bollywood but now has been accepted
I could probably say I was one of them first singers who started singing a lot of RNB and Soul. I could see there were singers like Shaan and KK, you know they was also there. I should say thank you to composers like AR Rehman for giving me the opportunity to take that genre forward and bring new flavour to and give it the flavour of Indian music
It’s fantastic to see that these new genres of music are being explored in Bollywood but more that it has been accepted. Where do you think the Bollywood industry is heading now with all these new genres coming forth and the fact that people are experimenting with music?
Every musical industry, or every musical society would have to evolve. Because that’s exactly how we go ahead it’s important to progress. I meet a lot of journalists who say music is not like how it was and I am sat at a press conference and I’m saying hey your shooting pictures from a digital camera and why aren’t you using a still camera, so you like shooting from a digital camera now. So, you see what I am saying? So, it’s same with music. Music can’t stay analogue and it’s not just for radio, but digital platforms too. There are so many social media platforms nowadays. So, you have to evolve and that’s exactly how life should be. There are many platforms, many ways to listen to music according to people’s affordability.
So, which Indian musician apart from AR Rahman sir has inspired you over the years?
From Indian definitely, everyone has played a vital role in my career. I have worked with Vishal & Shekar and they have definitely helped in my career giving me the right songs.
You’ve recently celebrated your first wedding anniversary so congratulations on that….
Thank you thank you so much.
Does your wife have any influence on the kind of songs you sing. For example, does she prefer you to sing more romantic songs or maybe the songs like Badtameez dil?
(Laughs) She loves all my songs. She doesn’t mind, she never says you should sing songs like that. Whatever comes.
You’re coming to the UK for the 25 years AR Rahman concert. How are you feeling about performing live at the concert?
Extremely incredible I can’t tell you we’re celebrating 25 years of AR Rahman music, as I have been such a hard-core fan of his and to be a part of his celebration and to be on tour performing with him I just can’t explain how I feel. He’s the reason why I got into this industry. To be a part of his twenty-fifth year anniversary nothing can get better than that for me
Thank you so much for speaking to us and we wish you all the best with your tour in the UK
Thank you very much FatimaRead more
The musical comedy starring Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif that will leave you splitting at the sides as we join Jagga in his quest to find his long-lost father – in cinemas on 14 July 2017
When was the last time you embarked on a mystery-solving adventure whilst riding the back of an ostrich? Join the bumbling duo, Jagga (Ranbir Kapoor) and Shruti (Katrina Kaif), as they look to uncover the mysterious disappearance of Jagga’s father, taking them across some of the most unfamiliar terrain.
Disney and Pictureshuru Productions are set to release the musical adventure of the year, JAGGA JASOOS, in cinemas worldwide on 14 July 2017. Directed by Anurag Basu (Barfi!, Life in a… Metro) the film stars two of India’s leading stars Ranbir Kapoor (Barfi!, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani) and Katrina Kaif (Rajneeti). Featuring as many as 29 songs, this Broadway style musical will have audiences around the globe laughing, crying and singing along as they join the suited pair to uncover the truth in amongst a safari of exotic creatures, mystery and uncertainty.
The film, which marks the return of the Barfi! team (Anurag Basu - UTV Motion Pictures - Ranbir Kapoor) has already generated considerable buzz with the release of its quirky, colourful musical trailer featuring the infectious Jagga portrayed by Ranbir Kapoor and his endearing, bundling companion Shruti played by Katrina Kaif. Using the magical power of song, dance and humour, we see them travelling across the planet in bright yellow aircrafts, horseback and ostriches – not your everyday modes of transport!
Three times Filmfare awardee Pritam Chakraborty scored the music for the film which marks an encore of yet another association of the successful trio - Anurag, Ranbir, and Pritam. The film also features notable actors Sayani Gupta and Saswata Chatterjee in prominent roles.
The story revolves around Jagga, a shy young boy in a quaint little town, with his accident-prone father, Bagchi (Saswata Chatterjee). As he grows up, his father sends him to boarding school – and mysteriously goes missing. Over the years, the only contact Jagga has with his father is a VHS tape that he receives via post every year on his birthday.
When Jagga’s father suddenly stops sending his son’s annual birthday tape, Jagga develops an undying curiosity to find the whereabouts of his father. This leads him to Shruti, a journalist who lands up in Jagga’s town trying to expose a high level international case. With Jagga refusing to give up hope on the wellbeing of his father, he asks for Shruti’s help to solve the case.
Jagga and Shruti are a hilarious combination embarking on a mission to uncover details about Bagchi’s life which will take them across the world.
The film’s soundtrack has already been lauded by fans and critics alike. It features acclaimed singer Arjit Singh bringing the lyrics of Amitabh Bhattacharya and Neelesh Misra to life, accompanied with music by Pritam, the songs and visuals have further contributed to the buzz surrounding the film.
Filmed widely in South Africa, Thailand and India, Jagga Jasoos promises to offer the complete Disney package – a curious and surreal story yet offering quirky and magical captivity, a complete sensory experience of breath-taking visuals.
Produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur, Anurag Basu and Ranbir Kapoor, and Directed by Anurag Basu, Jagga Jasoos releases worldwide in cinemas on 14 July 2017.
After releasing a series of Mini Trails as an unconventional introduction to the audience to the film's characters, Harry and Sejal, the makers of Jab Harry met Sejal are continuing to treat its audiences with innovated ways of presenting the film and its songs.
The leading duo will be grooving at nightclubs tonight and are scheduled to visit clubs from South Mumbai to the suburbs of the city. Beech Beech Mein will showcase Shah Rukh and Anushka grooving to the lively tunes of Pritam amidst a club set up.
The Imtiaz Ali directorial is currently garnering tremendous love from the audience across for its timely released content, leaving the audience hooked and in anticipation for the film's release.
Jab Harry met Sejal will showcase Anushka essaying for the first time the role of a Gujarati girl name Sejal Jhaveri, while Shah Rukh plays a Punjabi guy named Harinder Singh Nehra. The film is all set to release in cinemas on 4 August 2017.
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