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AR Rahman’s ‘Meri Pukaar Suno’ released to rekindle hope

A.R. Rahman and Gulzar have continued to fascinate the Indian Music industry. Now, they have brought together so many Indian stars and legends of the music industry to deliver the ultimate anthem of healing and hope gift-wrapped as the track ‘Meri Pukaar Suno’, released recently. Read this article to know more about the new song.

Saakshi Priyadarshini | BeatCurry Team

Meri Pukar Suno, the new single by A.R. Rahman, penned by veteran legend Gulzar was finally released on 25th June 2021. The beautiful song is spectacularly vocalised by a throng of exemplary female singers including Shreya Ghoshal, Alka Yagnik, Sadhana Sargam, K.S. Chithra, Asees Kaur, Shashaa Tirupati, with a short end cameo rendered by  Armaan Malik

His newest production is a whiff of fresh air in these desperate times and obviously, no different than his other masterpieces in terms of its captivating prowess. Well, the wonder is woven into the lyrics, the presentation, the unique concept and message of Meri Pukaar Suno, its soulful melody, and the pitch-perfect vocals presented by the top vocalists of India.

The teaser for the eminent song was dropped on the ultimate apt occasion of World Music Day. Shreya Ghoshal and many other personalities dropped the teaser on their official handles too. 

The song is news for all the good reasons, one of them being the beautiful collaboration between Rahman and Gulzar Saab. The duo has delivered several great song albums that adorn Bollywood films in the past too. Naturally, it’s worth the hype. Talking about Gulzar Saab’s timeless lyrics and what draws people of all generations to his creations, A.R. Rahman in an interview with NDTV said,

“I think greatness comes with experience, and wisdom is all intertwined in them. Even if you write something very, very simple, people can go deep and relate with that stuff because of the aura and because of his experience and because of him hiding all the complexity under the simplicity so that you can enjoy something simple but then you go deeper you find meanings and that’s the genius of Gulzar Sahab.”

Also, so many singers who are or have been on the zenith of their careers have voiced ONE SONG is bang-worthy enough. The song produced by Sony Music India is receiving love from all over the world for its unique message, voice, and representation. Soon after its release, it even hit the New York and Los Angeles Billboards, making Indian music proud again. The song already crossed 10 million+ views just in a span of 3 days! 

WHAT’S THE MESSAGE?

Meri Pukaar Suno is an anthem of hope and healing in the desperate times of COVID. In retrospect, the world needs more of these songs when there is so much suffering and pain and people need to hang on to the smallest ray of hope to get past this. The makers aimed to deliver that and they’ve definitely made it home. Sharing his thoughts, as quotes in TOI, A.R Rahman said,

 

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 Pukaar Suno’ is like Mother India singing to her children through her daughters. It’s to say that human beings have survived and thrived through different periods of time and that we’ll emerge through this bravely.”

 

Even the music video, where one can see all the singers appearing one by one, sharing their message from mother India to its children from its children and a few kids painting on canvases. One of them is out of ideas for that limited canvas so he moves out in the light. After the soulful verses from the female singers, Armaan Malik voices the Sun and promises that the sun (a metaphor of hope) would never dim. The video closes as we can see the child being cradled to sleep by the Mother India he had drawn.

Listen to Meri Pukaar Suno:


THOUGHTS ABOUT ‘MERI PUKAAR SUNO’

The music majorly consisting of flutes, acoustic guitar, and a xylophone, is as soothing and comforting as a lullaby. It’s so simple yet so enrapturing. The lyrics instantly make you feel closer to nature and the life that it sustains. Gulzar Saab, who proficiently penned down Meri Pukaar Suno lyrics talked about his vision behind the lyrics, as quoted on TOI,

 

“This is a story about Maati Maa, our Mother Earth, as she appeals to us to listen to her. She gives us hope with her bountiful resources, cool breeze, flowing streams, and endless sunshine; asking us for a promise to look after our gift of life.”

 

Music is a powerful medium that makes you feel things and live them. Meri Pukaar Suno just epitomized the thought. You can instantly fall in love with the upcoming tomorrow and fill you with the hope of better times. The song is available to stream on all the major streaming platforms. Go on, enjoy the soulful song for the spontaneous dose of hope, and to satiate your thirst for good voices crooning in your head as you take one day at a time. 

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