With Pakistan galore hitting Bollywood time after time, it seems to be the latest successful formula for the industry to get their films recognized due to the great acting prowess; actors from our country bring to their films. However, if there is one greater import from Pakistan to Indian cinema than acting, it’s music. Be it Atif Aslam and Ali Zafar or mesmerizing singles by Soch band, even Bollywood cannot deny the power that is Pakistani music. Now, the latest sensation to hit the cinema industry across the border is Bilal Saeed for his song ‘Teri Khair Mangdi.’
While this is an updated version of the singer's original song, sung for upcoming Bollywood flick, Baar Baar Dekho –starring Katrina Kaif and Siddharth Malhotra, Saeed’s latest song is a melodious ode of epic proportions in heart-tugging Punjabi prose that will surely leave you gasping for more. Releasing the song officially on social media today, ‘Teri Khair Mangdi’ has already garnered massive attention due to wave of emotions it will cause.
Juxtaposing the sweet melancholic lyrics with a video that narrates a gloomy time in the couple’s tale, the song aptly fits into a story of proving unconditional love despite all that may go wrong. Add all of that up with the singer’s mellifluous voice, and you’ve got yourself that perfect sad ballad to listen to on a quiet day.
If nothing else, you might like it for the fact that it retains an identity that one only gets to see in Pakistani music and never in Bollywood. From its tunes to the hard-hitting vocals, the song screams tradition and even sounds a little like Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s ‘Nit Khair Manga’.