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News |  18 Mar 2019 15:27 |  By RnMTeam

Kalank: Pritam's 'Ghar More Pardesiya' is a blend of classical ragas and kathak visuals

MUMBAI: The first song, Ghar More Pardesiya from the upcoming Bollywood film, Kalank, has grabbed eyeballs for, both, its melody and grand visual display.

Sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Vaishali Mhade, the song is a celebration of love and features Madhuri Dixit, Alia Bhatt showcasing some kick-ass kathak dance moves. It also shows the play of Ramayana, showing deity Ram and Sita. Penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya, the music of the song is composed by Pritam.

On the song Pritam comments, "This is my first song picturised on kathak visuals and this is a Raag based song. The dance is the backdrop of Ramayana where this is a love song of Sita."

Further emphasizing on the classical base of the song, Pritam says, "I have collaborated with a lot of Indian musicians, which is very exciting and I rarely get to do this kind of stuff. Also, the young audience today who are 19-20 year old, they don't get to hear Bollywood songs, which are raag based, in classical and in pure kathak form. So, I hope this song works and can promote more of kathak and classical music among the youth."

The music composer also spoke on composing for a period film, "I haven't done any period film earlier, so Kalank being the first one is making me extremely nervous."

On his concern about the genre he further adds," Its genre which made me wonder, initially, whether I would be able to do justice or not ..."

When it comes to the entire song package, while Shreya and Vaishali’s voice have added soul to the raag based melody, Madhuri and Alia have brought to life the essence of the song. Pritam’s music and Amitabh’s lyrics are also exceptional.

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Meanwhile, released today, Ghar More Pardesiya, produced under Zee Music Company, has garnered over four lakh sixty thousand views on YouTube. The movie stars Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur in lead roles. Directed by Abhishek Verman, the movie, produced by Karan Johar and Sajid Nadiadwala, is slated to release on 19 April 2019.