About the Film:

Firdaws is a film that doesn’t question the existence of the promised paradise for a human bomb, but turns the idea on its head by asking what if it was real and yet, one wouldn’t get the ‘pure bliss of forgetfulness’?

Firdaws has a strong humanitarian & anti-terrorism message inspired by an 18th century Urdu couplet by Mirza Ghalib:
“Humko Maloom Hai Jannat Ki Haqeekat Lekin, Dil Ko Behlaaney Ke Liye, Ghalib Khayal Achchha Hai”.  (Translation: “I know the truth about heaven. But for the appeasement of heart it’s a nice thought, Ghalib!”)
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Last week, coinciding with my #mangalwithmayur activity on twitter and the soft launch of, there was also the big release of the first single #Indiawaale from HAPPY NEW YEAR.  The response has been thundering. Although I haven’t personally worked on the music of this film, I’m more excited than any of my projects because this is such a huge film.

So anyway, again coinciding with #mangalwithmayur on 9th September and with the full feature launch of, Team HNY is releasing the next song –  #manwalaage !

This soothing romantic ballad by Vishal-Shekhar (one of the rare songs where they have excelled in antara composition) has beautiful words by Irshad Kamil and mellifluous vocals by Shreya Ghoshal and Arijit Singh.

This is my pick of the album. It’s also Farah Ma’am’s personal favorite.

Watch this space! I’ll tell you more next week with news about the upcoming music launch!

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