Following the release of the official trailer earlier this month, Big Film Entertainment and Hum Films launched the original soundtrack for #BACHAANA – a Nasir Khan Film at Hardees in Lahore on the 26th of January 2016. Featuring Sanam Saeed, Mohib Mirza and Adeel Hashmi, #BACHAANA is set to release on 26th February 2016 across Pakistan.
The event was opened with an introduction on the evening and #BACHAANA by the host Shahpara Salim where she invited on stage the star cast comprising of Mohib Mirza and Sanam Saeed; film director Nasir Khan; film producer Rizwan Saeed; Vice President HUM Films Badar Ikram; music artists Ali Sher and Komal Ghazanfar; script writer Saad Azhar and lyricist Shakeel Sohail, who all spoke about their experience and efforts with #BACHAANA. This was followed by the official premiere and screening of the songs, ‘Yaari’ and ‘Bachaana’, the title track and a Q&A session with the #BACHAANA panel. Also in attendance were various film exhibitors and distributors and members of the esteemed media. Event was managed by Hum Films with Public Relations by Lotus PR.
The #BACHAANA soundtrack features 3 original compositions; ‘Yaari’, ‘Koi Labda’ and ‘Bachaana – Title Track’; and a special #BACHAANA mashup, a first of its kind in Pakistan.
‘Yaari’ has been composed by Bollywood music director, Prasad Sashte and features one of Pakistan’s most iconic fusion music artist, Shafqat Amanat Ali with lyrics by Shakeel Sohail. Audio for the song has been produced at Prasad Sashte Studios with mastering by Shadab Rayeen.
The films’ title track, ‘#BACHAANA’, has been composed by Pakistani musician Ali Sher and features ace Bollywood vocalist Benny Dayal and Komal Ghazanfar from Pakistan. Produced at Ali Sher Studios, the lyrics have been penned by Shakeel Sohail with mastering by Shadab Rayeen.
The third original song is titled ‘Koi Labda’, an original by one of Pakistan’s leading pop-rock band, SYMT. With vocals by Haroon Shahid, who has also composed and penned ‘Koi Labda’, the song has been recorded at True Brew Records in Lahore with song arrangement by Farhan Ali and mastering and audio production by Sheraz Siddiq.
The fourth and final track features Pakistan’s first feature film soundtrack Mashup. Composed and produced by leading Bollywood DJ, Kiran Kamath, the mashup remixes BACHAANA’s title track as sung by Benny Dayal and Komal Ghazanfar and ‘Yaari’ as sung by Shafqat Amanat Ali and Usman Qureshi.
The videos for all four songs have been directed by Nasir Khan with Asrad Khan as the director of photography and edit/post work by Sagheer Ahmed and Ahsan Sardar.
#BACHAANA is the first feature film of Nasir Khan as a director, who has gained prominence for his work presented at the Mumbai International Film Festival for his documentary Made in Pakistan. Set to be released in the Valentine’s Season this 2016 on 26th of February celebrating love and friendship, #BACHAANA is a romantic comedy that is full of action and the story is based on cross cultural relationship and how love transcends boundaries.
#BACHAANA is a journey of a sweet and bubbly Indian girl, Aalia, who undergoes a series of unfortunate events and is forced to place her faith in a man she hardly knows. That man, Vicky, is a Pakistani taxi driver in Mauritius. #BACHAANA follows the couple’s adventurous journey of love.
The romantic comedy features award winning actress and model Sanam Saeed (Aalia), who is a house hold name in Pakistani drama industry and across borders due to her acting skills in dramas like “Zindagi Gulzar Hai”. Alongside Sanam Saeed, Mohib Mirza (Vicky) plays the leading role who has worked as a host, producer and actor in leading Pakistani dramas and telefilms. The film also features one of Pakistan’s leading comic talent Adeel Hashmi.
Produced by Rizwan Saeed, well-known locally and internationally for his technical achievements in film production, #BACHAANA is one of the most promising films coming out in 2016.
With #BACHAANA, Big Film aims to explore an entire new genre with an approach which will deviate from the mainstream cinema and will be equally be a visual treat with strong acting and script. Hum Films and Eveready Pictures are the official distributors for #BACHAANA, with Leisure Club as the official wardrobe partner [male] and LALA as the official wardrobe partner [female] and TREET Corporation Limited as the official grooming partner.
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