‘Gunday’ Music Launch: Priyanka, Arjun, Ranveer had a blast
TheYash Raj Films film ‘Gunday’ saw its music launch on 7th January, 2014. The film stars Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Irrfan Khan. ‘Gunday’ being the last narration the late filmmaker Yash Chopra had heard before his demise, it was an emotional moment for director Ali Abbas Zafar during the music launch. He said, ‘It’s a very special film for all four of us and the whole unit because this was the last script that the great Yash Chopra heard, the last narration. It’s very special for us to do this film because he really loved the script and he believed in it.’
The venue was designed in a way in which one could feel an old charm vibe which was effective in introducing the film which is set in erstwhile unsettled Calcutta, an authentic set design resembling the streets of old Kolkata. The food spread for the event was an array of Bengali fast food dishes – Jhal muri, Phuchka, Rasogolla, Mishti Doi, eggrolls and much more. Along with the look and feel, the dramatic entry of the actors Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor added more colour to the event. Priyanka made a spectacular entry and looked dashing in a bright and abstract printed silk jumpsuit designed by the designers Gauri and Nainika.
Along with the ensemble, she accessorized herself with a set of golden bangles and center parted loose hair. Music director Sohail Sen and lyricist Irshad Kamil were present at the event.
The song chosen for the entry was the number ‘Maari entriyaan’ from the film. For the music, Sohail Sen had veteran composer Bappi Lahiri’s contribution. Bappida has composed and sung three songs in the music album of the film. Accordign to Sen, ‘Bappida adds to the ‘70s’ mood and his inputs give an authentic touch to a composition.’ Other new singers who have sung the songs like Jiya, Jashn-e-Ishqa and Saaiyaan are Arijit Singh, Shadab Faridi and Shahid Mallya.
The film ‘Gunday’ is a story revolving around two inseparable friends, Bikram and Bala. The story is set in the unsettled phase of Calcutta and the friends have risen from small inconsequential thieves and coal stealers to major mafia men. The whole city known of their exploits and call the rebels ‘Gunday’. They are involved in the black market of the coal industry. Priyanka Copra plays both their love interest and a cabaret dancer, Nandita.