‘Indu Sarkar’ recreates famous qawwali ‘Chadhta Sooraj’; song out

Acclaimed filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar’s upcoming ‘Indu Sarkar’ has unveiled its first song titled ‘Chadhta Sooraj’. The film’s official Twitter handle shared the song on Wednesday evening writing, “Presenting the 1st song from #InduSarkar #ChadhtaSooraj, is out now on @saregamaglobal.”

‘Chadhta Sooraj’ is the famous qawwali sung by Aziz Nazan which has been recreated for the film by his son Mujtaba Aziz. Composer Anu Malik has beautifully preserved the original composition while weaving the song with the right kind of contemporary music.

The video of the song features the musicians entertaining guests at a high-end restaurant. Actor Neil Nitin Mukesh, who portrays the role of late politician Sanjay Gandhi, is seen enjoying the performance.

Before releasing the song, the National Award-winning director and the film’s lead actress Kirti Kulhari interacted with fans about the relevance of the song to the film and its background. Bhandarkar said, “It has been long that Hindi cinema did not portray any qawwali song. People do remake or recreate, I wanted to recreate a philosophical song which was very popular in 70’s. Me and Anu Malik sat together and went through a lot of numbers but zeroed down on Chadhta Sooraj.”

Kirti, best-known for her role in Amitabh Bachchan-starrer ‘Pink’, plays a stammering poetess who rebels against the system and police atrocities in the name of Emergency. “We are overwhelmed with the response that we have received on trailer and we hope that the film turns out to be better than the trailer and we don’t upset anyone,” she said.

Indu Sarkar’ is set in the backdrop of the 21-month long Emergency period from 1975 to 1977, when then prime minister Indira Gandhi unilaterally declared a state of emergency across the country. It also stars Supriya Vinod in the role of late Indira Gandhi, Anupam Kher and Tota Roy Chowdhury in pivotal roles.

The political drama is scheduled to release on July 28.