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Just three days ago, the movie Mitron released Atif Aslam’s chaltay chaltay and everyone is struck by the audial magic, bringing back poignant memories and promises of future with their other halves. Whether you are in relationship or about to be married, this song will hold your breath throughout and give you some legit goosebumps.

The lovey-dovey melody has been recomposed by Tanishk Bagchi and also additional lyrics have been penned by Tanishk. It features Jackky Bhagnani and kritika kamra, filming their journey finding love in one another while wandering in their food truck.

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As we all know reprised versions usually ruin the classics. Atif Aslam, though, seems to have done some justice, if not fully to the original. The original chaltay chaltay is from the classical hindi movie ‘Pakeezah’, featuring the tragedy queen, actress Meena kumari and sung by Melody queen, Lata Mangeshkar. The song has been pictured on a courtesan and the over-all ambiance is intensely expressive.

Chaltay chaltay sung by Atif Aslam has a completely changed outlook. It puts you through a reel of memories, the feel is very light-hearted and happy; as if two people are falling for each other at one moment and knowing love is meant to be this way. On the contrary, version from Pakeezah touches the unattainable desires and taboos of society towards the idea of a courtesan falling in love. It was composed by two musical pioneers: Naushad Ali and Ghulam Muhammad.

Obviously it is impossible to touch the level of original but Atif Aslam’s version is catering to this generation. And also the story and circumstances are very different between them so there is no point of comparison. It might lack the intensity of Pakeezah but it still is a pretty decent reprisal.

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