'Cake' brings RD Burman's classic 'Piya Tu Ab Toh Aaja' back to life

Published: March 21, 2018



KARACHI    : Bollywood’s legendary music composer and singer, RD  Burman, needs no introduction.

The music maestro has multiple hits such as O Mere Dil Ke Chain, Mehbooba O Mehbooba, Pyaar Humain Kis Mor Pe Le Aya and Yamma Yamma to his credit.

‘Cake’ song ‘Sajan Mo Khay’ reflects the highs and lows of family

While there are many Indian movies that have remixed and revamped too many versions of Pakistani classics and effectively ruined them (case in point: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s Mere Rashke Qamar from Ajay Devgn and Ileana D’Cruz’s Baadshaho), it was about time for Pakistani cinema to take a page from Bollywood’s hit music book too.

The Aamina Sheikh, Sanam Saeed and Adnan Malik starrer, Cake, is all set to hit the big screens next week and the songs of the movie have made quite an impact.

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From the soulful Sajan Mo Khay to the romantic Meri Dunya, the tracks surprisingly failed to disappoint us. So, when we came across the latest offering from the film, it was not what we expected at all to say the least.

Cake brought back to life one of Burman’s most famous item songs, Piya Tu Ab Toh Aaja from the 1971 classic, Caravan. Sung by Burman and Asha Bhosle, the single is one of the most iconic songs made to date.


But, here’s the twist.

It was stated earlier that Cake is a movie without an item number. However, we’d like to call this one, an item number of sorts.

While the original track incorporated Helen’s sultry moves, Cake’s Piya Tu is filled with fun emotions.

Directed by Asim Abbasi, the family drama also stars Mikaal Zulfiqar, Mohammed Ahmed and Beo Zafar in titular roles. Faris Khalid and Hira Hussain are the narrators of the film. The movie is produced by Sayed Zulfikar Bukhari.

Aamina Sheikh, Sanam Saeed starrer ‘Cake’ will take you on a bittersweet ride

Cake the film is all about love, loss, choices and responsibilities. The story unravels when the ageing patriarch of the Jamali family falls ill and his eldest daughter and sole caregiver, Zareen, is forced to reconnect with her sister, Zara, on her return from London.

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