Rockstar

Rockstar

Album Category: Hindi, Film
Year: 2011
Music Director: A.R. Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil, Rumi
Label: T-Series
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Album Credits: MUSIC & BACKGROUND SCORE: A.R. Rahman. PERCUSSIONS: Raja, Neelakantan, Bala, Veda, Lakshmi Narayan, Raju. ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING: Henry Kuruvilla, More...
 
Film Credits: DIRECTOR: Imtiaz Ali. STORY: Imtiaz Ali, Muazzam Beg. SCREENPLAY: Imtiaz Ali. DIALOGUE: Imtiaz Ali. ACTOR: Ranbir Kapoor, More...
 
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Song Listing


 
Phir Se Ud Chala
Singer: Mohit Chauhan
Music Director: A.R. Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Genre: Filmi, Electronic
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Jo Bhi Main Kahna Chahoon
Singer: Mohit Chauhan
Music Director: A.R. Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Genre: Rock
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Katiya Karoon
Singer: Harshdeep Kaur
Music Director: A.R. Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Genre: Punjabi Folk, Filmi
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Kun Faya Kun
Singer: A.R. Rahman, Javed Ali, Mohit Chauhan
Music Director: A.R. Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Genre: Sufi/Qawwali
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Sheher Mein
Singer: Mohit Chauhan, Karthik
Music Director: A.R. Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Genre: Filmi, Narration
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Hawaa Hawaa
Singer: Mohit Chauhan
Music Director: A.R. Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Genre: Filmi, Western Folk, Arabic
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Aur Ho
Singer: Mohit Chauhan
Music Director: A.R. Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Genre: Sugam, Rock
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Tango For Taj
Music Director: A.R. Rahman
Genre: Filmi, Western Classical, Western Folk
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Tum Ko Pa Hi Liya Maine Yun
Singer: Kavita Subramaniam
Music Director: A.R. Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Genre: Sugam, Pop
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The Dichotomy Of Fame
Music Director: A.R. Rahman
Genre: Sugam, Pop
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Nadaan Parinde Ghar Aaja
Singer: A.R. Rahman, Mohit Chauhan
Music Director: A.R. Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Genre: Filmi, Rock, Sugam
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Tum Ho Paas Mere
Singer: Mohit Chauhan, Suzanne D'Mello
Music Director: A.R. Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Genre: Pop
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Sadda Haq Aithe Rakh
Singer: Mohit Chauhan
Music Director: A.R. Rahman
Lyricist: Irshad Kamil
Genre: Rock
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Meeting Place
 
Music Director: A.R. Rahman
Lyricist: Rumi
Genre: Narration
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Trivia


 

    Album

  • Lyricist Irshad Kamil was upset when he found out that he had not been credited in the initial lot of CDs released for this film album. The omission was apparently due to a "clerical error" and his name was included in the subsequent CD releases.[1]
  • This was Shammi Kapoor's last film. The film paid tribute to him by opening with a recreation of the film's poster in which his image replaced Ranbir Kapoor's. A word that became synonymous with him - "Yahoo!" - appeared across this image. This was the only film in which Shammi Kapoor and his grand-nephew Ranbir Kapoor worked together.
  • Imtiaz Ali had initially considered Kareena Kapoor for the lead role in this film. However, since Ranbir Kapoor had already been cast as the film's male lead, Imtiaz had to let Kareena go - Ranbir and Kareena were first cousins and couldn't be paired romantically onscreen. The director also considered Deepika Padukone and Diana Penty but the role eventually went to the debutant actress Nargis Fakhri.[2][3][4]
  • Ranbir Kapoor's character in this film was inspired by a friend of Imtiaz Ali.[5]
  • In a scene in this film, the characters played by Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri were shown watching a soft-porn film titled "Junglee Jawani". Actual footage from the film "Jungle Love" (2007), featuring actress Yashika Suryavanshi, was used in this scene. Yashika objected to being shown as an actress in a sleazy film and said that her reputation had been damaged. She said that she would file a complaint with the Cine & TV Artistes Association (CINTAA) against the makers of this film as well as Suresh Jain, the producer of "Jungle Love" (2007).[6]
  • Sanjana Sanghi debuted as a child artist in this film. She was 15 years old at the time. She debuted in an adult role in the film "Hindi Medium" (2017) and played her first lead role in "Dil Bechara" (2020).[7][8]

    Song

  • Kun Faya Kun - The title of this song is an Arabic phrase that translates to "Be! And, it is."
  • Kun Faya Kun - The song was filmed at the Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah in New Delhi. The qawwals who performed the song on screen, the Nizami clan of Chand, Shadab, and Sohrab, were actually regular performers at the dargah.[9]
  • Hawaa Hawaa - According to lyricist Irshad Kamil, it took him ten days to write the lyrics of this song since he found director Imitiaz Ali's brief for it very challenging. Ali was shooting the song in Prague and wanted the song's lyrics to be based on a popular Czech folk tale called "Sleepy John". Imtiaz Ali also wanted to retain some nonsensical filler lyrics A.R. Rahman had used while composing the song.[10]
  • Nadaan Parinde Ghar Aaja - Irshad Kamil adapted a doha by Baba Farid to come up with the lines sung by Mohit Chauhan towards the end of this song.
  • Sadda Haq Aithe Rakh - A.R. Rahman roped in the Australian guitar prodigy Orianthi Panagaris to play the guitar for this song. At the age of 24, Orianthi shot to fame when she played the lead guitar for Carrie Underwood at the 2009 Grammy Awards ceremony. Impressed by her, Michael Jackson invited her to play live with him for his This Is It concerts in London. The Michael Jackson gigs never happened due to his sudden death.[11][12]
  • Sadda Haq Aithe Rakh - Days before the release of this film, it was reported in the press that the Censor Board had asked Imtiaz Ali to remove shots in this song that showed a "Free Tibet" banner. It was initially reported that the director had refused to delete those images. However, when the film hit the theatres, "Tibet" was blurred from the banner. This resulted in anti-censorship protests by supporters of the Tibetan cause in various parts of the country. The Censor Board clarified that they had already certified the film with those shots and would not ask for changes after certification. According to them, Imtiaz Ali had made the change voluntarily.[13][14]



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