The makers of Tum Bin 2 have released the teaser of their song 'Koi Fariyaad' and it once again brings to life the late Jagjit Singh's voice. The song includes a part from Singh's popular ghazal of the same name in the original film.
While the new faces give the song a fresh feeling, Singh's rendition of the ghazal gives us a nostalgic ride into the past. Rekha Bharadwaj's powerful vocals has also infused new life into the song.
Even the visuals have certain resemblance to the original track. A scene in the song has Neha Sharma covered in snow. The original song had Sandali Sinha playing with snow.
Tum Bin 2 director Anubhav Sinha says recreating the song was an obvious decision for him.
"Jagjit ji used to tell me 'Let's make more songs'. He would tell me that he could not finish any of his shows without this song. Since it had become so iconic, when we are making Tum Bin 2, it was so obvious that we wanted to recreate the song," Sinha told IANS.
He also said that with the song, he has tried to change the format of ghazals.
"We hit upon the idea where we changed the format of ghazals. Normally ghazals have two main lines, and in this version we have two fresh lines and the third line is from the original ghazal, which brings back Jagjit ji into the new version."
Sinha, who made his directorial debut with the film, also spoke about another struggle that the team faced while recreating the song.
He said: "The second struggle was the question 'Will we have the old version of Jagjit ji's ghazal preserved with us?' because we used to record on tapes. Now, we have gone digital... So, we went through the library of T-Series and there we found it."
The director prefers to remain mum on the film's story as he feels he will end up revealing the plot.
Shot in Scotland, Tum Bin 2 will hit the screens on 18 November. Neha Sharma, Aditya Seal and Aashim Gulati will feature in the film, which is written and directed by Sinha and jointly produced by him with Bhushan Kumar of the T-Series music label.
Watch the teaser here:
With inputs from IANS