Atif Aslam and The Reluctant Fundamentalist (Music Review)

June 23, 2013
Riz Ahmed - The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Riz Ahmed - The Reluctant FundamentalistSo finally the much awaited film of the season ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist‘ got released almost a month ago. It’s a Hollywood venture directed by critically acclaimed Mira Nair and the movie is based on the all time best seller novel by Mohsin Hamid of the same name. Being an entirety Hollywood movie, what interests the local audiences is its story line that is deeply embedded in Pakistan. Still with whole of the story line based on a Pakistani, it couldn’t be shot in Pakistan due to some unforeseen circumstances but here comes the Pakistani music to the rescue as almost the complete soundtrack of this Hollywood flick consists of local singers which makes this movie even a better delight to watch. Of all of them, Atif Aslam once again tops the chart with his amazing vocal that he had lent for two of the tracks from the movie.

Atif Aslam – Bol Ke Lab Azad Hain Tere (The Reluctant Fundamentalist)

June 18, 2013
Atif Aslam - Bol Ke Lab Azad Hain Tere

Atif Aslam – Bol Ke Lab Azad Hain Tere (Download Audio)

Artists: Atif Aslam and Peter Gabriel

Song: Bol Ke Lab Azad Hain Tere

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“‘Bol Ke Lab Azad Hain’ from Mira Nair’s film is one song which connects to the old Atif. So the audience can get to hear the old me through this song,” said Atif.

Bol Ke Lab Azad Hain Tere Credits:

Music and words by Peter Gabriel

Urdu vocal arrangement by Atif Aslam

Inspired by Faiz Ahmed Faiz‘s Poem “Bol”

Performed by Peter Gabriel with Atif Aslma

Recorded by Richard “Dickie” Chappell

Mixed by Tchad Blake

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‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ Ready to Create Buzz in Lahore

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Good News for Mohsin Hamid Fans! Having made an impression worldwide, the much awaited movie “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” is all set to premiere tomorrow in Lahore. Based on Mohsin Hamid’s novel, it’s a bold piece of storytelling with a strong lead performance by Riz Ahmed under Mira Nair’s direction. The premiere will be held at Cine Star Lahore and many noted celebrities like Ali Zafar, Meesha Shafi, Atif Aslam and the author himself Mohsin Hamid will be attending the event.

Meesha Shafi – Bijli Aaye Ya Na Aaye (OST The Reluctant Fundamentalist – Video)

Meesha Shafi

Singer: Meesha Shafi

Song: Bijli Aaye Ya Na Aaye (Dhol Bajay Ga)

Produced by Mahmood Rahman and Gaurav Raina (of MIDIval Pundits)

Label: Universal Music

If you have access to Youtube, watch it here.

Check out the lead single from Mira Nair‘s latest film, ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist‘ starring Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, Om Puri and others. In cinemas on the 17th of May 2013.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist hitting Pakistani Cinemas on 17th May 2013!

May 2, 2013
The Reluctant Fundamentalist Poster

The Reluctant Fundamentalist PosterFrom Award-winning director Mira Nair, and based on the acclaimed novel by Mohsin Hamid, comes the explosive new film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist which will be hitting Pakistani cinemas on 17th May 2013. The story revolves around a young man ‘Changaiz Khan’ whose charisma and intelligence catapult him to become a leader both in the eyes of the Pakistani students that adore him, and the American government that suspects.

In 2010, as student demonstrations rage in Lahore, a young Pakistani professor Changez Khan (Riz Ahmed) is interviewed by American journalist Bobby Lincoln (Liev Schreiber). Princeton-educated Changez tells Lincoln of his past as a brilliant business analyst on Wall Street. He talks of the glittering future that lay before him, his mentor, Jim Cross (Kiefer Sutherland), and the beautiful and sophisticated Erica (Kate Hudson), with whom he was set to share that future.