Ever since the movie was announced, the buzz around Kalank has only been getting stronger. The posters, then the teaser and now with the first track from the movie out, the anticipation around the film especially its music has hit the roof. And we have to say Ghar more pardesiya from Karan Johar’s period drama film, Kalank justifies all the buzz.
Composed by Pritam, penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya and sung by Shreya Ghoshal and Vaishali Mhade, the song is as grand as the setting it is picturised in. The song has a festive feel to it, and looking at the visuals it seems to be Dusshera. The classical tone of the song adds to the period feel of the film. The musical arrangement is worth mentioning. The sitar is played by Niladri Kumar and the tabla is played by Akshay Jadhav and Sanjeev Kanitkar.
In the music video, Alia Bhatt mesmerises us with her kathak steps and she has done a brilliant job, given that she is sharing screen space with Madhuri Dixit, who is considered one of the best dancers. The entire sequence has been choreographed by Remo D'Souza.
Pritam is quite excited about Ghar more pardesiya. He said that "I haven't done any period film earlier, so Kalank being the first one is making me extremely nervous." Also, describing his apprehension about the genre he adds," It's a genre which made me wonder initially whether I would be able to do justice or not, and this is my first song picturised on kathak visuals and this is a raag based song. The dance is the backdrop of Ramayan where this is a love song of Sita."
Explaining more about the track, Gore more pardesiya Pritam said, "I have collaborated with a lot of Indian musicians which is very exciting and I rarely get to do this kind of stuff. Also, the young audience today who are 19-20 year old, they don't get to hear Bollywood songs which are raag based, in classical and in pure kathak form. So I hope this song works and can promote more of kathak and classical music among the youth"
While the first track from Kalank didn’t disappoint us, we are eagerly waiting for the film's soundtrack. Are you excited?