It takes one great song to set a soul on fire: Bhatt
The music of Srijit Mukherji’s film, Begum Jaan starring Vidya Balan has soulful songs, which is unlike the rage in the current soundscape of EDM and disco mixes. The film has legendary poet, Sahir Ludhianvi’s classic, Woh subah kabhi toh aayegi, composed by Khayyam for Phir Subah Hogi (1958). The mukhra has been changed to Woh subah hum hi se aayegi, which is the mukhra of unreleased stanzas of same poem, written by Sahir.
The song is sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Arijit Singh. According to the makers, it brings out the essence of the film that celebrates the power of one’s indomitable spirit of never giving up. “This song comes at the end of the film. As Begum Jaan talks about surviving against odds and taking a stand for oneself, the message conveyed is—be the change you wish to see and take the responsibility of making it happen. Woh subah hum hi se aayegi voices out that dauntlessness in its beauty,” says Srijit.
“All it takes is one great song to set your soul on fire. Truth never ages! Thank u Sahir Saab! Gratitude Khayam Saab for giving us this gem,” adds Mahesh Bhatt.