It’s been a difficult year and a half for everyone around the world. The pandemic has brought a drastic change in people’s lives. No occasion is celebrated the same way as it was before. However, we tend to find happiness in small things. Especially when finally Pakistan will celebrate Eid with eased lockdown restrictions. Our entertainment industry is ready to give us a bonanza of content; from telefilms and dramas to brand-new songs. It’s time to get your playlists ready, the kingpins of the Pakistani music industry are poised to launch chart-topping tracks with some well-known actors.
Falak Shabir – Zindagi
To begin, Falak Shabir’s latest song ‘Zindagi’ has already created waves among fans. It was released on July 16, featuring his lady love and popular actress Sarah Khan, to who the song was dedicated. It came out on their first wedding anniversary. The song shows their “happily ever after” as they display their love for each other throughout the video. The song has been continuously trending on YouTube and has gained more than 9 million views within 3 days.
Atif Aslam – Rafta Rafta
On the first day of Eid, the megastar himself, Atif Aslam will be releasing his song ‘Rafta Rafta’ featuring one of the leading actresses of Pakistan’s entertainment industry, Sajal Aly. A picture of them was enough to cause a social media frenzy as fans couldn’t control their excitement. The singer will be seen bringing the romantic factor back, which he is known for. The teaser shows an aesthetic desert landscape with shots of Sajal Aly in all her elegance, donning a graceful red dress and Atif Aslam in a dapper look. Fans can’t wait to see their chemistry on-screen as Atif promises that the viewers will “experience love like never before”.
Ali Zafar – Game Bun Gayi
Another treat on the first day of Eid, rockstar Ali Zafar is bringing the song ‘Game Bun Gayi’ to sway the fans off their feet. You know it’s going to be a crazy affair when he dyes his hair purple. He posted pictures of the song in which he goes all K-Pop with a new avatar. He even captioned it saying: “K-Pop in Pakistan?” Fans of Ali Zafar and the K-Pop genre, including BTS fans, have left no stones unturned to express their excitement. One commented on his post: “I’m telling you, if it’s about BTS, you have my heart, soul, lungs, pancreas.”
Junaid Khan – Taqdeer
The musician is coming up with a purposeful song, ‘Taqdeer’ on July 21 as well. He describes it as “an ocean of immense emotion”. The lyrics will manifest the “abuse, suffering and pain” that he has seen and heard. The song has been dedicated to all the victims to have suffered abuse. It’ll be interesting to hear a different genre compared to other songs, which will be focussing on the ongoing issue that we constantly learn about.
Farhan Saeed and Aima Baig – Na Cher Malangaan Nu
This is a much-anticipated duo that everyone’s enthralled to see. People got excited when singer and actor Farhan Saeed had shared pictures with ‘Kalabaaz Dil’ singer, Aima Baig, last November. However, it turned out to be for a photo shoot for a local brand. The popular singers have now dropped a motion poster, announcing their upcoming song ‘Na Cher Malangaan Nu’ on July 23. They are both seen wearing a white shirt with khaki pants in the middle of stunning desert scenery. Going by the caption: “The more you love, the more you get hurt”, the song is about intense love. It has been directed by the known fashion photographer-turned-video director Adnan Qazi. He said he was “inspired by Taylor Swift and Joseph Kahn’s videos” and he has channelled that in this video. It is written, composed and produced by ‘Baari’ singer Bilal Saeed. It will be mesmerizing to witness these super talented artists collaborating.
This Eid is going to be a celebration of music with your favourite artists all releasing songs that will surely be the talk of the town. From Atif Aslam’s romantic track, Ali Zafar’s foot-tapping number and look, Junaid Khan’s issue-based song, and exciting Farhan Saeed and Aima Baig’s collaboration, which one are you looking forward to the most?