Jaage Hain Der Tak

Jaage Hain Der Tak

Singers: K.S. Chitra, A.R. Rahman, Madras Chorale Group
Music Director: A.R. Rahman
Lyricists: Gulzar
Genre: Sugam, Western Classical
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Album: Guru
Year: 2007
Album Category: Hindi, Film




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  • A.R. Rahman recorded this song although it did not fit the film's brief. Mani Ratnam liked it so much when he heard it that he decided to use it as a background theme.[MR16]
  • Mani Ratnam was inspired by a real-life incident to include this song in the film. Some years ago, his father-in-law, Charu Haasan (Kamal Haasan's elder brother, Suhasini's father) had met with an accident in Paris and had had to be hospitalized. He had suffered from temporary amnesia and Suhasini was advised by his doctors to interact with him to help him regain his memory. Suhasini had sung Carnatic songs she had grown up listening to, and that had helped her father recover and regain his memory. Mani Ratnam wanted to introduce this scenario in the film and when he told A.R. Rahman about it, Rahman suggested the theme he had composed for the background score. Gulzar wrote the lyrics on the spot and the song was recorded a day before the shoot.[MR17]