Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra stun in Mohit Chauhan's latest song from 'Chamkila' – WATCH


New Delhi: Diljit Dosanjh star Netflix's 'Amar Singh Chamkila' unveiled his first song 'Ishq Mitaye' from his album on Next On Netflix ~ Mumbai, February 29, 2024: This Baisakhi, get ready for a cinematic experience on Netflix like none other with Imtiaz Ali's latest directorial outing, Amar Singh Chamkila, a Window Seat Films production. The film, set to release on April 12, tells the untold true story of Punjab's original mainstream rock star, the biggest record-selling artist of his time, Amar Singh Chamkila, often referred to as the “Elvis Presley of Punjab.”

Written and directed by Imtiaz Ali, the film stars Diljit Dosanjh as Chamkila and Parineeti Chopra as Amarjot, Chamkila's wife and singing partner. With maestro AR Rahman directing the film's music and Irshad Kamil penning the lyrics, audiences will get to witness the magic of a collaboration between Rahman, Imtiaz and Irshad once again after 9 years.

There are 6 original Hindi songs in the film sung by Mohit Chauhan, Alka Yagnik, Arijit Singh, Kailash Kher, Richa Sharma, Jonita Gandhi, Yashika Sikka and AR Rahman. To add to the excitement, both Diljit and Parineeti have lent their voices to some of the songs originally sung by Chamkila and Amarjot in Punjabi. For the first time, the film will showcase LIVE musical recordings made during the filming of the film, capturing the rawness and exuberance of every moment as Diljit and Parineeti sing live at Akhadaas (live music performances in villages).

Commenting on the film's music, AR Rahman said, “When you do a story about a musician from Punjab, in such a musically rich state of India, it is always something special. So, Imtiaz and I decided to take our vision of the narrative musical and give it a twist, like a Broadway musical in certain parts. I loved how Imtiaz reinvented himself in the story. Working with Diljit was a pleasure; He is humble but he has a very colorful personality and I love his growth as a musician, artist and actor, and working with Parineeti Chopra as a singer was also very enjoyable. It was a pleasure to work with her. And of course, our amazing Irshad Kamil always comes up with great lyrics. It's great to be part of this project.”

According to Imtiaz Ali, “It was very exciting to see Rahman Sir delve into the heart of Punjabi music in Chamkila. We couldn't find a better muse to explore the lively and heartbreaking landscape of Punjabi music than Amar Singh Chamkila, Punjab's biggest record-selling artist. It was fascinating to use some traditional musical styles and instruments on the Chamkila album that haven't been used for a long time. Furthermore, there was no better person than Irshad Kamil to bring out the traditional strength of Panjabi boli in a contemporary style for this music album. Based on the lives of musical duo Chamkila and Amarjot, the film always promised interesting music, but casting Diljit and Parineeti allowed us to record a lot of live tracks. “We are very excited to see this album reach its audience around the world.”

About the song: Ishq Mitaye, sung by Mohit Chauhan, is a blend of traditional and modern rhythms, weaving a musical narrative of the dramatic times when Chamkila became the iconic musical star of the masses in Punjab – the Top-selling artist of all time! The song is now available on Saregama Music YouTube channel and all major streaming apps.

Watch Amar Singh Chamkila, releasing on April 12, exclusively on Netflix.