It seems Bollywood has decided to push bonafide musicians out of the game. Like every second film, Ajay Devgn’s Raid is also relying on re-mastered versions of old classics. Earlier, the makers released Sanu Ek pal and now they have come up with Nit Khair manga, both originally sung by the legendary musician Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Once again, the maestro’s nephew Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has voiced the song.
Raid, also starring Ileana D’Cruz, is the love story of an income tax officer entwined with his fight against corruption. Set in the ‘80s Lucknow, the latest song highlights the romantic side of the tough law enforcer.
The track has been rewritten, in parts, by lyricist Manoj Muntashir. Tanishk Bagchi, who has shown the required skills in remastered songs like Tamma Tamma Loge, Hawa Hawai, Raat Baaki and Aashiq Banaya Aapne, has recreated the new song.
Bagchi said in a press statement, “When you hear it, you’ll understand that not just the hook line, the entire song is new. But I also wanted to retain the original’s essence. The good part about Rahat sir’s singing is that he understands the feel of a song which always helps. Nit Khair is a powerful romantic number.”
The film releases on March 16, 2018.
Here’s the original song: