Indian fans woke up in surprise when a video of the Pakistani show starring Rabindra Sangeet “Amaro Porano Jaha Chay” went viral. The footage is from the show Dil Kya Karay where the lead actor Yumna Zaidi sings the popular Bengali song. Fans called it a “proud moment” and even called it “heartwarming” to see the inclusivity in the series.
While the original video was shared by series director Mehreen Jabbar on Instagram, a few fans recently discovered it and shared it on social media. The filmmaker shared two videos of the popular 2019 drama Dil Kya Karay. While in one video Yumna’s character Aiman sings the song while talking about her interest in literature and music, in the other she performs for her friends. The songs were recorded by Chhapaak singer Sharvari Deshpande.
While sharing the second video, Mehreen wrote: “Last of the Rabindra Sangeet series in DKK”. So we can assume that there have been more than these two instances where Rabindranath Tagore’s songs have been included. The team had also gotten Sharvari to sing Nayyara Noor’s popular “Kabhi Hum Khoobsurat They” in a different order.
In response to Mehreen, Indian fans showered her with love, as one follower wrote: “Always heard music has no barrier, but never felt it… But you the first and only person who made me feel this way…. Thank you. .. Love from Calcutta, India.’ Another user wrote: “Love from the land of Tagore…Bangla ❤️❤️ Pakistani people know Tagore, it’s something to marvel at. Great to know that. Kudos to the director of this show.” To celebrate inclusivity, a follower also replied, “Pakistani series, Rabindrasangeet sung by an Indian Marathi girl.”
Rabindra Sangeet are songs by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. The prolific composer has more than 2000 songs to his credit and were based on subjects such as humanism, introspection, psychology, romance, desire, nostalgia, reflection and modernism. This song “Amaro Porano Jaha Chay” talks about the heart’s desire for his lover, but also agrees to free them if they have their eyes on someone else.
Dil Kya Karay came to the Pakistani show and aired on Geo TV from January to July 2019. Starring Feroze Khan and Yumna Zaidi, it revolved around a love triangle, leading to complexity in friendship and relationship. The show can be streamed on MX Player in India.