So pondering over Pakistani Showbiz we can proudly yell at the world that Pakistani Entertainment Industry is not only about dramas since we are blooming in Film Industry as well. Indeed there is still room available to decipher Cinematography but I am glad how young blood played a vital role in revitalizing the Pakistani Cinema. This year film “Punjab nahi Jaungi” grossed almost 500 Million which is a great achievement for Pakistani Cinema and Showbiz Industry.
However only one Industry that is struggling to recover from commercial loss is Music Industry. Though efforts are being made to revive it but still more efforts are required especially re introduction of band culture. Only Film Industry can provide a major helping hand to Music Industry to recover from its loss.
This year is also filled with some great movie songs, here is the list of my top ten:
10. Phool Khil Jayein (Rangreza): A folk song performed by Maestro Abida Parveen and Asrar Shah from upcoming Movie Rangreza. Rangreza will be releasing on 21st December 2017.
9. Sanwar De Khudaya (Arth 2 Destination): Arth 2 is another most anticipated film of Pakistan releasing on 21st December 2017. It is a remake of Mahesh Bhatt’s Arth released in 1982, although full music album has not been released yet but Sanwar De Khudaya by Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is worth listening. The full length of song is 7 minutes.
8. Balu Mahi (Balu Mahi): A perfect party song along with Wahab Shah’s awesome choreography. Balu Mahi film was not a commercial hit but songs are worth listening. Aima Baig and Asim Azhar both did justice to its official track.
7. Zinda (Verna): In my opinion Shoaib Mansoor this time failed to enthral the audience as the film grossed only 90 Million in total. Gossiping over movie songs then “Zinda” song is worth listening. With Adnan’s efforts Soch band is marking its spot in music industry.
6. Kaif O Suroor (Na Maloom Afraad 2): Aima baig is now a rising star of Pakistan’s Music Industry. An incredibly talented singer with so much dynamism in her voice. With the blend of Aima’s voice together with Arabian music genre, Kaif O Suroor is a pure magical song from second highest grossing movie Na Maloom Afraad 2. This song will completely uplift your mood and boost yourself. An amazing song to be played in parties and road trips.
5. Billo Hai (Parchi): A punjabi bhangra song from an upcoming film “Parchi” starring Hareem Farooq, Ahmed Ali, Usman Mukhtar, Ali Rehman and Shafqat Khan. The film is expected to release next year on 5th January 2018. This song had already received more than 1.5 million views on YouTube and is perfect for Weddings and Parties.
4. Tu kya jaane (Balu Mahi): Composed and written by Sir Sahir Ali Bagga “Tu Kya Janne” is a heart touching sad song. The song is full of emotions and might left you in tears. The blissful voice of Sir Sahir will force you to fall in love with his songs.
3. Ae Dil (Punjab nahi Jaungi): Not only film did well on Cinema but almost every song of this film is simply music to your ears. With amazing melody and brilliant vocals of Junita and Shiraz Uppal “Ae Dil” deserves to be on 3rd spot. The song is enormously mesmerizing and you will listen to it again and again.
2. Sambhal Sambhal (Verna): “Sambhal Sambhal” is a peaceful romantic song of year 2017 and is simply music to your ears. Haroon Shahid might not have performed well as an actor in this movie but he did absolute justice to this song together with Zeb. This song deserves 2nd spot in my list.
1. Tere naal (Punjab nahi jaungi): Shafqat’s soul stirring renditions always creates a magic for his fans. Tere naal is a song with simple melody but each time you listen to this song you will love it everytime. I am happy that industry is building a portfolio of Wedding songs so that we don’t need Bollywood songs to cover our weddings. This is seriously a perfect wedding song and deserves to be on Number 1 spot in my list.
So what are your favourite movie songs of 2017? Please feel free to add the list