Coke Studio 9: Rahat's rendition of 'Afreen Afreen' draws criticism from fans

Published: August 21, 2016
Fans couldn't hold back from drawing comparison from the original.

Fans couldn't hold back from drawing comparison from the original. PHOTO: YOUTUBE

Coke Studio’s season 9 just released its second episode and it features Rahat Fateh Ali Khan singing Afreen Afreen with Momina Mustehsan. If you’re a Pakistani and you listen to music, it is but natural that you’ll have an opinion on this song.

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A Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan original can never go unnoticed especially if it is being featured on such a grand platform.

Here’s how fans reacted to Coke Studio’s Afreen:

But there are some who appreciated the track

Here, judge for yourself:

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  • AK
    Aug 21, 2016 - 12:21PM

    Coke studio seems more focused towards rendition of classics instead of producing their own unique and original.Recommend

  • Zep
    Aug 21, 2016 - 2:03PM

    I was deeply upset when I heard this Coke Studio rendition- Afreen by NFAK is so beautiful and it can be replaced or value added by any means- Strings should learn from this and not try to “Ruin” any other classics. PleaseRecommend

  • Sohail
    Aug 21, 2016 - 3:01PM

    Im a big NFAK and Rahat fan. This was absolutely apalling!!!Recommend

  • Careless Whisper
    Aug 21, 2016 - 3:33PM

    Ruined it Completely, they should be booked for this crime…..Recommend

  • Striver
    Aug 21, 2016 - 4:14PM

    This is good but could have been better. Our artists are certainly capable of producing songs so melodious, involving you in a spiritual. soul-freeing experience. Recommend

  • SaneVoice
    Aug 22, 2016 - 2:36AM

    Quite astonishing how a bunch of pseudo music experts are trying to create false opinions and all thanks to Tribunes yellow journalism their petty rebuttals are being conveyed to others as if they mean anything. I say so because the song has hit millions of views within a span of few days which is prove enough to establish that this rendition has been a hit. PeriodRecommend

  • Muz
    Aug 22, 2016 - 11:38AM

    “Afreen Afreen” by NFAK will never fade away and no one would have sung its newer version better than Rahet..Recommend

  • Aween
    Aug 22, 2016 - 8:17PM

    Both renditions are awesome in their own sense….. Momina has done excellent job in her part and so did Rahat, however comparison with Ustad ji is unjustifiable.Recommend

  • Sense of Music
    Aug 25, 2016 - 8:28PM

    Leave Afreen Afreen.Give us a dream duet between Arif Lohar and Ibrar ul Haq!Recommend

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