Published On: Fri, Nov 27th, 2015

Without item numbers Pakistani music is the best: Atif


Atif Aslam is a big name across the borders, no one can deny and disregard that how Atif Aslam arrived, saw and conquered the music industry of the both sides by storm. Even if you weren’t a fan of his version of the Sabri brothers’ classic Tajdar-e-Haram presented on the latest season of Coke Studio, it caught a nod of endorsement by none other than Amjad Sabri himself.

He has sung a song for the Pakistani movie Ho Mann Jahaan and released the music video for Dilkare from the soundtrack of the imminent movie. Conceivably the video is not what many viewers would anticipate from Atif as a performer, the majority of whose videos pivotal on him. Atif shared that “Asim Raza said me regarding the video and I liked the idea for the reason that we desired to move away from my typical videos where I’m [usually] depicted as a star surrounded by paparazzi,” he further tells. “We desired to go in absolute against with that.”

The video is a combination of shots of Atif’s tours by beautiful Chitral with some invisible scenes from the movie, which displays emotional growths in the characters’ lives. For those surprising why there are a lot of shots of Atif in the video, this is his way of expanding support to the movie.

The song is written by Asim and composed by Atif and Sarmad Ghafoor. “It’s beside the lines of Aadat when I composed it,” he states. “For me, it carries reminiscence and a number of feelings connected to not just affection but also the things that one desires to attain in life. Even if you can’t attain them, one has to move on.”

The singer, Atif, is working in India for a long time and achieved praise from the industry and fans equally. “Our music is totally diverse from the music of Bollywood and I can obviously differentiate between them,” he tells. Whereas India has the musical talent of its own, there is no suspicion that for a definite sort of sound and melody, it has to see to Pakistan. “We have dissimilar flavors in music composition, and playback singing has only invigorated in Pakistan. If we go opposite item numbers, we can create more good music than Bollywood,” he says.

He is working and getting fame for a long spell from the both sides of the border and also releasing singles. “For my upcoming songs, I will return to the Jal Pari era.” He also gives the clues there will be an amendment in the theme of his songs. “One thing I desire to diverge from is love songs. There have been so much of those recently.”

Atif is at present in the central point of a visit that begun in the United States, performing in Singapore, India and Karachi prior to him became to the US. “I’ve done 13 shows in 17 days,” he reveals.

About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.