Indu Sarkar: 'Ye Awaaz Hai' personifies soul of Kirti Kulhari's character, recreates 1970s Delhi
Madhur Bhandarkar's upcoming film Indu Sarkar has been a major topic of discussion lately because of many reasons — the looks and performances (deduced from the trailer), the premise of the film and the treatment given to it, and the controversy around Sanjay Nirupam's letter to CBFC supremo Pahlaj Nihalani seeking a special screening to ensure that Congress party is not shown in bad light.
Amid all the conjecture surrounding the film, the music of the film, composed by Anu Malik, seems to be hitting the right notes. Malik has tuned the music keeping in mind the era in which the story unfolds. First with the qawwali number 'Chadhta Sooraj Dheere Dheere' and now with the latest 'Ye Awaaz Hai', Malik has been able to recreate the 1970s aura.
'Ye Awaaz Hai', is a soulful rendition by Monali Thakur, which explores the journey of the character that actress Kirti Kulhari plays in the film. The song starts with the shots of Connaught Place in Delhi, with references to the by-gone era of the 1970s — Sholay's poster, hoardings of Atlas cycles, Crompton Greaves and of course, the Indian Coffee House.
Through the initial half of the song, we see Kirti grow up from a petite woman who is shy, apprehensive and deeply in love with her man (Tota Roy Chowdhury), to a strong independent woman who takes everything upon herself to fight the system during the Emergency.
The song is written by Puneet Sharma, who has skillfully written the words in a manner such that Kirti's character, as well as many others who who were unheard during the Emergency, are given a voice.
Indu Sarkar also stars Neil Nitin Mukesh, Supriya Vinod, Anupan Kher in pivotal roles and is slated to release on 28 July.
Watch the song here: