The song ‘Raat Baaki’ from the Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor starrer Namak Halal will now be recreated for the forthcoming film Ittefaq. The track originally picturised on Parveen Babi singing in a hotel, will however be reworded a little to suit the suspense theme of Ittefaq.
From what we hear, ‘Raat Baaki’s first stanza which ended with the word ‘Pyaar Se’ will now be replaced with ‘Ittefaq se’ [inspired by the title]. The rebooted version will be created by Tanishk Bagchi along with additional lyrics and vocals by Nikita Gandhi and Jubin Nautiyal. The original was sung by Asha Bhosle along with Bappi Lahiri who also composed the music for the track and it was written by Anjaan.
Interestingly, this will be the only song in the film, which is a whodunit thriller with Sidharth Malhotra and Sonakshi Sinha playing prime suspects to a double murder and Akshaye Khanna in the role of a firm cop. The video which will not feature any dance moves unlike the original will only focus on the on screen avatar of the prime characters in the film and will solely be a part of the end credits.
Interestingly, Ittefaq too is a remake of the Rajesh Khanna, Nanda starrer 1969 murder mystery by the same name. Although the new version is different in terms of plot, it is being said that a lot of elements are inspired from its original. The new version is slated to release on November 3.
Here’s a glimpse of the said number which was shared on social media by Sonakshi Sinha: