Filmi Music Revamped – KKL Talent Elaborated…

As many people have responded quickly to my Quiz on Warped and Twisted (and quite impressed I am on how well informed our youth is).

Yes, the song is from the movie Khuda Ke Liye aka In The Name Of God. If I would call it the only movie that is presentable enough to be shown (literally) to the International Media as a Pakistani Movie, I won’t be exaggerating it. Shoaib Mansoor is the name which needs no introduction. He is well known for upstreaming the new faces and talent to the entertainment industry for so long. Faiza Mujahid is one of his latest gift to the music lovers:

Faiza Mujahid by contrast is totally new to the music scene. The flamboyance and charisma that is so typical of her nature has helped her catapult in this field in almost no time. Add to that a voice that packs such vibrance, life, depth and control that no female rock/pop vocals can dream of matching at least in her life time. What do you get? The ultimate formula for success.

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Naturally gifted with a stunning voice with an incredible passion for music, she takes her work seriously! Her rapid ability to switch scales and match the requirement for almost any track makes her a much sought after prodigy in the current scene.

As if all of this wasn’t enough, she writes her own lyrics and co-composes the tracks with Khawar…

… She is undoubtedly “THE” much awaited and much anticipated wild child and universally versatile yet professionally sound act of today. It’s ok if you don’t really remember her name right now because you wont forget it all too soon in the near future. It doesn’t matter if you turn your heads the other way for a while, because this lady has the ability to make all heads turn in one direction when she sings…and that is towards the source of that amazing voice!

You can hear to her in some of the songs in Khuda Ke Liye. The most purest – that touches the deepest of soul is her words that she has whispered for a song Mahi Vay. The origin of this poem: “Warped and Twisted” is still unknown to me. But the feel that we get from hearing it – is well known to us for the long time. Its deep inside us – and have always remained:

Harsh words & violent blows
Hidden secrets nobody knows
Eyes are open, hands are fisted
Deep inside I’m warped & twisted
So many tricks & so many lies
Too many whens & too many whys
Nobody’s special, nobody’s gifted
I’m just me, warped & twisted

Sleeping awake & choking on a dream
Listening loudly to a silent scream
Call my mind, the number’s unlisted
Lost in someone so warped & twisted
On my knees, alive but dead
Look at the invisible blood I’ve bled
I’m not gone, my mind has drifted
Don’t expect much, I’m warped & twisted
The sun died out, the ashes sifted
I’m still here, warped & twisted

Listen: Mahivay

There are two versions of Bandeya in the album. The second version that comes on later in the album and here again – it is a newcomer Faiza Mujahid who replaces Farah Zala. She too stuns with her Lene Marlin-like voice. Compared to Farah, Faiza has a slightly sharper voice and it just provides more flavour to the album.

Khawar Jawad and Faiza Mujahid are two young musicians who have started making serious sonic waves in the much happening musical circles of the current local scene. Being cousins it was easy for them to be aware of each other’s talents and prowess in music from the very beginning and it enabled them to act as a unit from the outset. While Zara Madani, Ammar Hasan and Faiza Mujahid are newcomers, Khawar Jawad has been around for quite some time and has worked in studios with names like Ali Zafar and Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan. And Farah Zala has an English album, Twist of Fate to her credit. That said, none of these artistes are really known in Pakistan.

Khawar Jawad – yet people hardly know that many acts in the local music scene are household names due to his contributions in their work. He has had extensive musical sessions for and with Shoaib Mansoor. The fact that he has been chosen by Shoaib Mansoor himself for this project goes to show the immense potential that he not only harbor but also bring to life with his talent and performance.

The only question that comes to mind is one: where have these singers been all this time? In retrospect, one is glad that it was through this album that these singers have come forward. Anyone who can differentiate between good music and bad will definitely take notice of these young voices. Ultimately, this album works because of its collective effort. It is not just Shoaib Mansoor alone but him with a bunch of multi-talented singers and composers who have maintained consistency even as they have experimented.

In the end, it really is a very offbeat film music soundtrack as far as Pakistani standards go. How the masses react to this album remains to be seen but right now, this album is hot in the market. Within a day of its release, half the stores at Fortress Stadium have run out of copies.

In the end, this album plays testament to Pakistan’s talent and to the man that is Shoaib Mansoor. He has never disappointed us ever and with KKL he once again proves that he is a force to be reckoned with in the music business.

Courtesy: Thanks to information that Samad Rasul has provided over times. Special thanks to Instep – The News and SK.
Archive: Download Album

I pray for KKL’s success and more to the message it delivers to the youth and the lost generation of Pakistan. Ameen!

97 Comments so far

  1. Opee (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2007 @ 5:07 am

    An ocean of sorrow.


  2. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2007 @ 5:32 am

    zindagi kia hay?, gham ka darya hay :'(


  3. TREETOP (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2007 @ 5:37 am

    Shall i feel sorry for you.


  4. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2007 @ 5:45 am

    Now that reminds me of the movie “Shall i dance with you” , wow great movie.


  5. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2007 @ 5:47 am

    @OP: Naaw, life is ocean of tears :'(


  6. TREETOP (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2007 @ 6:04 am

    I have lost my teeth,my hair are getting gray, my legs are shaking i have no money ,i am still looking for love and yet i am happy.


  7. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2007 @ 6:12 am

    Interpretation of this dream is not difficult, it means you need B12 shots bimonthly.


  8. TREETOP (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2007 @ 6:27 am

    Stay yet illusion stay a while
    My wildered fancies still beguile.


  9. Opee (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2007 @ 12:06 pm

    In short, it seems you can’t depend
    On one who fancies might is right.
    Which their fancies doth so strike,
    They borrow language of dislike
    Oh, try with bliss his moments to beguile,
    Strive not to make your sovereign frown–but smile!


  10. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2007 @ 10:30 pm

    Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
    To the last syllable of recorded time,
    And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
    The way to dusty death”
    (Macbeth)

    :) Fair is foul and foul is fair…hmm.


  11. Opee (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2007 @ 10:52 pm

    Look to this day!
    For it is life,
    The very life of life …
    For yesterday is only a dream,
    And tomorrow is only a vision
    But today, well lived,
    Makes every yesterday a dream of happiness,
    And every tomorrow a vision of hope!

    From this hour the summer rose
    Sweeter breathes to charm us;
    From this hour the winter snows
    Lighter fall to harm us:
    Fair or foul — on land or sea —
    Come the wind or weather,
    Best or worst, whatever they be,
    LMB shall share together.


  12. TREETOP (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2007 @ 12:26 am

    OPEE, PRETTY SIMPLE there is no meaning to life.you have the right to cantradict yourself,be EPICURIAN.


  13. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2007 @ 12:36 am

    Life is not a bed of roses, neither a bed of thorns. Live and let live.


  14. TREETOP (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2007 @ 12:47 am

    Knowing all this, why are you crying foul.


  15. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2007 @ 1:22 am

    Maybe because someone asked about having a life….


  16. Hassam Saeed (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2007 @ 5:58 pm

    I have seen this movie “KHUDA KE LIYE”. I request everyone; we should
    see that movie before giving any comment.

    Movie highlighted many KEY ISSUES of our society but it give one
    concrete message “Use your own brain”.

    Yes, there are Controversial points like:

    1 – About music. It seems specifically related to Junaid Jumshaid

    But there are many positive points too, like:

    1 – The Muslims point of view about 9/11.
    2 – How majority youth doesn’t use their own mind in religious matters. Etc.

    In my personal opinion, we may agree or disagree with Writer’s
    thoughts. But we should appreciate this effort to be as an initiative.

    Regards,
    Hassam Saeed


  17. omar_2012 (unregistered) on July 24th, 2007 @ 11:40 pm

    I saw this film yesterday. I read that Fatwa today. So here are my ‘relatively informed’ thoughts on this subject.

    Here is what I saw in the movie. I’ll try to be as impartial as much as possible here:

    1. Music is allowed in Islam
    Nasir-ud-din Shah’s character says in court that there have been 1,24,000 prophets since the dawn of time. Only four have been given books. These represent the top 4 of the lot, and out of them Hazrat Daud was given the mojza of music. In fact, if you pick up Zaboor, you’ll get to know the actual musical instruments that he used to sing the praises of Allah.

    2. Beard is not obligatory.
    Shah’s character says that he has a beard because he chooses to have one. Islam does not make it obligatory for him to have it.
    (Please don’t start a discussion on ‘Darhi farz/Wajib/Sunnat’ from here onwards … my friend Salman Akram’s email on this forum a little while ago was quite comprehensive for an average person to make up his/her own mind)

    3. A Muslim lady marrying a non-Muslim guy
    According to Shah’s character, this act is ‘permissable, though not liked by God’, in much the same way that alcohol is not liked by God.

    4. A Muslim lady getting married against her will.
    According to Shah’s character, this cannot be done in any circumstances. According to the opposing Molvi, this can be done in order to prevent the lady from marrying a non-Muslim.

    The problem is that all these point of views come from one character. You, as an audience, are forced to accept all of them or reject all of them. This is not one of those movies that leaves you in a grey area about right and wrong. This movie clearly says that on one side we have a ‘right modern Molvi’ and on the other side we have a ‘wrong backward Molvi’. The movie forces you to think that

    I know for a fact that a Muslim lady cannot be married against her will … this Movli is right about it … I don’t know whether music is halal or haram … I guess this guy must be right about that too!

    And this is why I think that this movie is not going to have the right impact on us as a nation.

    I’m not going to stop anyone from seeing this movie. I’m not going to encourage anyone to see it. My personal thoughts are that this movie is specifically made for people like us, who have little or no knowledge and jump into ‘healthy discussions’ with each other with very little ammo. We are the ideal candidates for brainwashing. We try to justify what we are doing on the basis of what little knowledge we have, rather than to make the effort to seek the truth.

    If anyone does decide to see it, please make sure that you do not use that movie as a source of your religious knowledge, or to bank on it to justify your actions. People like Shoaib Mansoor are NOT and can NEVER be an alternative to the Molvis when it comes to religious knowledge.

    So, has anyone else saw the movie? Comments?


  18. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 3:19 am

    @Omar: Chk my post “its show time” for my review.


  19. Faraz (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 3:26 am

    ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone.
    it’s not warm when she’s away.
    ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
    and she’s always gone too long
    anytime she goes away.

    wonder this time where she’s gone,
    wonder if she’s gone to stay
    ain’t no sunshine when she’s gone
    and this house just ain’t no home
    anytime she goes away.

    ……… actualy i havent seen the film yet… so got nuthin much to say :)


  20. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 3:35 am

    nice poem faraz ahmed faraz :D


  21. Faraz (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 3:40 am

    no no its not mine :)… its a song from Notting Hill…(the movie)

    ummmm… but thanks for the compliment anyway…:)


  22. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 3:58 am

    ok i take my words back then only faraz.


  23. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 4:50 am

    its sunshine when she’s gone.
    its warm when she’s away.
    its sunshine when she’s gone
    and she’s never gone for too long
    anytime she goes away.

    i thank God this time where she’s gone,
    i wonder if she’s gone to stay
    its sunshine when she’s gone
    and this house becomes home
    anytime she goes away.

    *Caricature*


  24. Faraz (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 5:04 am

    nooooo nooooo… this is unfair :)
    sadness and nothing at all…

    screaming silence
    dreaded dreams
    mincing memories
    silent screams
    sadness and nothing at all
    sadness and the silent soul

    glittering glare
    squinting stare
    pounding pain
    stumbling strain
    fading fallacies
    falling fantasies
    sadness and nothing at all
    sadness and the silent soul

    p.s. this poem is mine :)


  25. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 5:11 am

    hmm… ok :'(


  26. Faraz (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 5:21 am

    hey… its not ‘that’ bad!!!


  27. Opee (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 5:23 am

    *clapping* bhaee wah!! :)


  28. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 5:30 am

    but its sad FAF…sadness and nothing at all…
    :( …good work though.


  29. Faraz (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 5:34 am

    FAF!!!… ‘only Faraz’ makes more sense i believe…:)


  30. Opee (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 5:38 am

    yea.. It ain’t Faraz Air Force :)


  31. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 5:38 am

    oh after much crying i thought to give my words back..faraz ahmad faraz urf FAF , (time nai hai) …. only faraz means without ahmad faraz faraz :D


  32. Faraz (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 5:38 am

    … and sometimes sadness can be liberating.. but thats sometimes :)


  33. TREETOP (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 5:40 am

    Thus spoke zorastara.


  34. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 5:41 am

    sadness is devastating and it is like an addiction …suits for sometimes only.


  35. Opee (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 5:46 am

    Sadness gives you comfort .. but for somtimes only.


  36. Faraz (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 5:57 am

    and what abt madness…??

    the madness that went away :)


  37. TREETOP (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 5:58 am

    Sureeeeeeeee my mom is a virgin too.


  38. Opee (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 6:01 am

    Long episode of sadness turns into madness when you. Before you lose it all, let things go which remain your love reside in someone.


  39. Opee (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 6:04 am

    Long episode of sadness turns into madness. Before you lose it all, let things go which remain your love reside in someone.


  40. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 6:05 am

    madness is when you not only see but also feel unseen. not good , not good.


  41. Faraz (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 6:17 am

    but i am talking about a ‘little bit of madness’… slight dozes of insanity… the ones that add color in life… without these life could become too ‘standardized’ and dull… which is actually how most people live (which is fine… no issues with ‘normal’)… but sometimes, a little bit of madness helps keeping you motivated to do more in life… keeps the adrenaline rushing… keeps you exited.


  42. TREETOP (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 6:20 am

    Please get out of this sadness and madness thing.


  43. Opee (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 6:22 am

    .. to an extent – lill bit of everything – is good. There are boundaries to normalities. There is an normal or acceptable madness too. But that seeds the abnornmality. Its not about showing off, its about controlling!

    Jo maza hai,
    sunnay main woh bhala hai kehnay main kahan
    jo chupanay main hai, chup janay main kahan
    sharmanay main hai, jo khuljanay main kahan
    jano gay tow mano gay!


  44. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 11:50 am

    @faraz: hmmm…then thats not bad, not bad. Thats the element for writers in fact, writers/painters are above norm.

    @opee: u r a poet too…wah!


  45. Opee (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 5:02 pm

    @PS: Nahi ji, that was by Maulana Junaid Jamshed again! :)


  46. TREETOP (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 9:04 pm

    Well listen to the Maulana and remove the post.
    Just kidding no war.


  47. TREETOP (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 9:09 pm

    Not a movie buff,but this girl in the movie is HOT.



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