Sunday, September 5, 2010

CWG lyricist fights criticism, says not reworking song

A.R. Rahman's affair song for the Commonwealth Games (CWG) Jiyo Utho Badho Jeeto has been broadly panned as aloof average, but artist Mehboob defends his assignment and says bodies balloon it's an canticle and not a bartering Bollywood song.

"We accept not accustomed any allusion as far as rework on the song is anxious and I don't anticipate we charge to rework on it," said Mehboob.

It took Mehboob and Rehman six months to accomplishment the CWG song, which complex a bit of travelling as Rahman sits in Chennai and Mehboob in Mumbai.

"The song is accepting alloyed reviews but the abrogating ancillary is actuality absolute out of proportion. Bodies are apathy it's an canticle and not a bartering Bollywood song," said Mehboob.

"Rahman's song are usually apathetic to aces up but accept a accumulation address to them back they ability the peak. His music is like candied adulteration it starts from the arena akin and again alcove heights. I'm abiding this song will grow, but the accessible needs to realise it is not a blur song.

"Just because it has Rahman, bodies apprehend it to be a fast, active cardinal but this has austere sentiments absorbed to it. The song is not based on a accurate game, it is for all of them and we are the host, we are agreeable 53 countries to our nation. Bodies charge to focus on the lyrics and visualise it."

According to a contempo report, above sports abbot Shahnawaz Hussain has accepted a re-composition of the affair track.

"I account Rahman for what he has accomplished but the clue artlessly does not accelerate me. No one in the Organising Committee (OC) brand it except conceivably Suresh Kalmadi. It is boilerplate abutting to Waka Waka (Shakira's hit song for the football World Cup) and has bootless to lift the billowing alcohol of the CWG," Hussain was quoted as saying.

"Either it is acceptable music or bad. There is no boilerplate way to appraise the address of a Rs.5 crore (Rs.50 million) track, he can absolutely re-compose it," he added.

Many aghast admirers accept additionally acquaint their reactions on the micro-blogging armpit Twitter.

"No way abreast to Waka Waka. We don't appetite classical wizards to compose for sports event. Five crore rupees went bottomward the drain, time additionally wasted," a fan acquaint on Rahman's Twitter page.

Another fan wrote: "Very boilerplate song..Definitely not account Rs.5 crores.. Poor music is... well.... poor music... irrespective of area it comes from."

"I adulation your access to music and adroitness you accompany about in the Indian sub-continent. But this agreement was for the nation and absence the 'deep love' depicting the accurate body of India and its affluent assorted culture. I dont accept why elements of Rap had to be actuality at all. It has got annihilation to do with the accurate body of India," apprehend addition post.

Rahman and Mehboob accept beforehand collaborated on projects like Rangeela, Bombay, Doli Saja Ke Rakhna, Daud, Yuva Thakshak and Dil Hi Dil Mein.