Vishal Bhardwaj: Phir Dhan Te Nan stirs up the memories of original song

Directed by Aasmaan Bharadwaj, the film releases on January 13
Vishal Bhardwaj: Phir Dhan Te Nan stirs up the memories of original song

In a recent media interaction, music composer Vishal Bharadwaj spoke about his track 'Phir Dhan Te Nan' from Aasmaan Bharadwaj’s directorial debut film Kuttey.

"'Phir Dhan Te Nan' is an emotion which wells up inside you. It's catchy, yet stirs up the memories of the original song, Dhan Te Nan, which was a chartbuster that never lost its charm. It is played even today. Perhaps that's why, initially it was challenging for us to compose 'Phir Dhan Te Nan' think about making changes to the original tune," Bharadwaj said.

"We needed to integrate both, keeping the originality of the former with the freshness of the latter intact. Another challenge was that Dhan Te Nan is so perfect. That's why we had to have multiple sittings, discussions and jamming sessions before finalising the new version,” the composer further explained.

"So we had to keep in mind that the changes in the new version had to reflect the contemporary beats and music of today yet have its soul intact. A major decision was retaining the original singers and lyricist again - Sukhwinder and Vishal Dadlani, singing Phir Dhan Te Nan with the legendary Gulzar saab writing the lyrics."

He added: "We will always be extremely thankful to Gulzar saab for helping us with this one too. Vishal's vibrant voice combined with Sukhwinder's crooning spells magic for our song. It's sensuous, rhythmic and pulsating. Now it's all out and all yours to feel the magic too."

Bhardwaj has given music for the song on the lyrics of Gulzar. The song is sung by Sukhwinder Singh and Vishal Dadlani. Kuttey is produced by Luv Ranjan, Vishal Bhardwaj, Ankur Garg and Rekha Bhardwaj under the banner of Luv Films and Vishal Bhardwaj Films, and presented by Gulshan Kumar and Bhushan Kumar's T-Series. The film is all set to release on January 13.

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