A R Rahman, Gulzar together for a cause

Chennai: During times of despair, inspiring words coupled with soul-stirring melodies can help us see the light at the end of the tunnel.

With this belief, Academy Award-winning musician A R Rahman and National award winner Gulzar have joined forces to create an anthem of hope and healing titled ‘Meri PukaarSuno’.

Unveiled by Sony Music India, the song brings together the duo after their memorable collaboration in ‘Dil Se’, ‘Guru’, ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, ‘Saathiya’ and ‘Ok Jaanu’.

‘Meri Pukaar Suno’ brings together some of the most iconic artists across the Indian music industry along with popular new age vocalists Alka Yagnik, Shreya Ghoshal, K S Chithra, Sadhana Sargam, Shashaa Tirupati, Armaan Malik and Asees Kaur.

Says Rahman, “this time, this period of the pandemic, is an extraordinary phase in everyone’s life. There is so much uncertainty and pain, and yet, so much resilience and healing. Gulzar ji and I wished to create a song of hope because we all need comfort and reassurance. ‘Meri Pukar Suno’ is like Mother India singing to her children through her daughters.”


NT Bureau