Tum Bin 2's Teri Fariyad brings Jagjit Singh back to life, triggers a nostalgia trip
Tum Bin 2's 'Teri Fariyad' has released and Jagjit Singh's voice takes us back on a nostalgic trip. The song is another version of Singh's popular ghazal 'Koi Fariyad' in the original film.
Ankit Tiwari has recreated the magic of the original song by bringing together Rekha Bharadwaj's voice with parts of Jagjit Singh's soulful rendition from the original.
The fresh lyrics of 'Teri Fariyad' hints at a new love triangle between Neha Sharma, Aditya Seal and Aashim Gulati, the new cast of the film.
The song is interspersed with dialogues like, "Life mein jo hum chahte hain, Aur jo hum chunte hain, Uske beech mein, Hamari kamjori chupi hoti hai, Aur kabhi kabhi taakat". These dialogues reveal the pain and loss the lovers feel.
Comparisons are inevitable for any remixed song and 'Teri Fariyad' cannot escape this. Having Jagjit Singh's voice from the original in the song is the best part about the song. The greatest achievement for the song is to have successfully merged Bharadwaj's voice with Singh's, both belonging to two different times.
Also if they were to replace Singh's voice in the song, it would have been hard for any other singer to match up to his rendition. The song would not have created the same effect without his voice in it.
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.
Speaking about the difficulties in recreating the song, Sinha 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."
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.
After paying a tribute to the late ghazal singer through this song, director Anubhav Sinha and producer Bhushan Kumar will be paying a musical tribute to him on his fifth death anniversary on 10 October in Mumbai.
The film will be hitting the screens on 18 November.
Watch the song here: