Pakistani musicians have been making their way into Bollywood rather frequently these days, but what we don’t see much is Pakistan crossing over to Hollywood! However, rock band Overload and Atif Aslam have managed to pull of the feat by adding music to Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
Two thumbs up!
Overload’s one-off-track “Dhol Bajay Ga” has been selected for the film, marking Overload’s 10 years in music. The production company Cine Mosaic, which has made this a possibility for Overload, has also discussed future projects with the band’s lead singer and drummer Farhad Humayun. The band also plans to play live concerts at Japanese and Singaporean arenas this year.
The film will also reportedly feature music by Pakistani pop artist Atif Aslam as well as legendary British rocker Peter Gabriel. According to The Times of India, both artists will be singing verses of poem “Bol Ke Lab Azad Hain Tere” composed by renowned Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz. Atif will also be singing “Mori Araj Suno” and “Bol” for the film. Hats off to Overload and Atif for making waves in international waters!
Published in The Express Tribune, August 19th, 2012.