Vishal Bhardwaj: ‘Phir Dhan Te Nan’ Stirs Memories of Original ‘Kaminey’ Song
MUMBAI, (IANS) – The makers of ‘Kuttey’ have unveiled the song ‘Phir Dhan Te Nan’ from Aasmaan Bhardwaj’s upcoming directorial. Composer of the track Vishal Bhardwaj said the song, “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’ to think about making changes to the original tune.”
‘Phir Dhan Te Nan’ is a recreation of the song ‘Dhan Te Nan’ from the Shahid Kapoor-starrer ‘Kaminey’. “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 finalizing the new version.”
Bhardwaj says ‘Dhan Te Nan’ was composed more than a dozen years ago.
“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 to retain 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.”
The song is sung by Sukhwinder Singh and Vishal Dadlani.