AR Rahman, Mohit Chauhan, Irshad and Imtiaz tune in for Ishq Mitaye from Diljit Dosanjh-starrer film Amar Singh Chamkila : The Tribune India

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AR Rahman, Mohit Chauhan, Irshad and Imtiaz tune in for Ishq Mitaye from Diljit Dosanjh-starrer film Amar Singh Chamkila

AR Rahman, Mohit Chauhan, Irshad and Imtiaz tune in for Ishq Mitaye from Diljit Dosanjh-starrer film Amar Singh Chamkila

Diljit Dosanjh, AR Rahman. Photos: ANI & PTI



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The first song Ishq Mitaye from the upcoming Diljit Dosanjh-starrer film Amar Singh Chamkila has been sung by Mohit Chauhan. The song, composed by Oscar and Grammy-winning composer AR Rahman, brings together the dream team of Rahman, lyricist Irshad Kamil, director Imtiaz Ali and Mohit Chauhan, who had earlier delivered chartbuster music in Rockstar and Tamasha.

Imtiaz Ali & Parineeti Chopra

The track is a blend of traditional and modern beats, weaving a musical narrative of the dramatic times in which Chamkila became the iconic music star for the masses in Punjab — the highest record selling artiste ever.

It’s strongly reminiscent of the Punjabi music of the 1980s. The song was released on Thursday at the Next on Netflix event in Mumbai in the presence of Parineeti Chopra, Diljit Dosanjh, Rahman, Mohit Chauhan, Imitiaz Ali and Irshad Kamil.

The film is based on legendary Indian singer and musician Amar Singh Chamkila. Chamkila and his wife Amarjot were killed, along with two members of their band, on March 8, 1988. The case remains unsolved. The film stars Diljit in the titular role and Parineeti Chopra as Amarjot, Chamkila’s wife and singing partner.

There are six songs in the film sung by Mohit Chauhan, Alka Yagnik, Arijit Singh, Kailash Kher, Richa Sharma, Jonita Gandhi, Yashika Sikka and AR Rahman.

AR said, “When you make a story about a musician from Punjab, such a musically rich state of India, it’s always something special. So, Imtiaz and I decided to give our take on the storytelling musical and give it a twist, like a Broadway musical in certain parts. I loved how Imtiaz reinvented himself in the story.”

Imtiaz added, “It was very exciting to see Rahman sir dive into the heart of Punjabi music in Chamkila. We could not find a better muse to explore the vivacious and heart-wrenching landscape of Punjabi music than Amar Singh Chamkila, the highest record-selling artiste of Punjab.”

Amar Singh Chamkila will drop on Netflix on April 12.

#AR Rahman #Diljit Dosanjh


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