Gulzar Pens The Lyrics For A Film In Shor Se Shuruaat Anthology

The film is titled Hello Hello and is one of the seven films of the Shor Se Shuruaat anthology which will premiere at the ongoing MAMI Film Festival. It is a collection of films crafted by the assistants of filmmakers like Shyam Benegal, Sriram Raghavan, Mira Nair and Imtiaz Ali among others

It’s rare that people get an opportunity work with veteran Gulzar. And when it happens so early in your career, you just can’t be thankful enough!

This is the story of debutante filmmaker Pratik Rajen Kothari whose film Hello Hello is a part of the 7 film anthology- Shor Se Shuruaat. The lyrics of Hello Hello have been penned down by Gulazar.

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Sharing how he thought of Gulzar while ideating about the film, Pratik said, ‘I was acting in a play called Atthanniyan- Mumbai Mahanagar Ki which was a collage of short stories and nazms written by Gulzar Saab. So when we were given the theme 'noise' for Shor Se Shuruaat, I kept thinking of one of his nazms 'Ishtehaaron ka sheher hai ye shayad' (perhaps, it is a city of advertisements). As the story and screenplay evolved it derived a lot of inspiration from this nazm.’

So when Pratik went to Gulzar Saab & requested him if he would be able to write a short poem for his film’s theme song, Gulzar graciously agreed!

Once Pratik discussed with him the plot and the screenplay of the film, Gulzar penned down, 'Hello Hello bechtey hain...saare papad belte hain...graahak jab tak behra naa ho...hutu hutu khelte hain'. 

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The song has been sung by Rekha Bhardwaj, and the music has been composed by Amod Bhatt. He has earlier composed Gulzar Saab's nazms for Atthanniyan.

Well, it’s definitely a big achievement and moment for the makers and team of Hello Hello to have such eminent personalities on board for their film.

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