Here’s why AR Rahman adapted his iconic Dhakka Laga Bukka from Yuva for Tandav
Tandav has been fuelling intrigue and admiration since the release. Created and directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, the political-drama is produced by Himanshu Kishan Mehra and Ali Abbas Zafar. With an all-star ensemble cast featuring Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Sunil Grover, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Dino Morea, Kumud Mishra, Gauahar Khan, Amyra Dastur, Mohd. Zeeshan Ayyub, Kritika Kamra, Sarah Jane Dias, Sandhya Mridul, Annup Sonii, Hitten Ttejwani, Paresh Pahuja and Shonali Nagrani, among others.
Tandav has firmly cemented itself as one of the most talked-about shows of the year. Even if the reviews are not that great, the controversy around the show has made sure that people talk about it everywhere and want to watch it over and over again. But what wondered a lot of people watching the show is that why did AR Rahman, who’s usually never allowing his songs for remakes, allow his Yuva song Dhakka Laga Bukka to be used in Tandav. Check out the new version right here:
Talking about the adaptation, A.R. Rahman says, “Certain songs become a part of our culture. Dhakka Laga Bukka from Mani Ratnam’s Yuva is one such song that helped shape the youth culture of that time, leaving an imprint on listeners. As Tandav also evokes the same sensibilities, it felt right to adapt it for this new web series.”
Check out the original song from Yuva right here:
The legendary Academy and Grammy Award-winning music composer AR Rahman adapted and re-recorded one of his most iconic songs, Dhakka Laga Bukka, from the 2004 cult Bollywood film Yuva, to make the Tandav Anthem. A first for any digital series, this powerful version draws on the revolutionary strains of the original song, while featuring compelling new lyrics from the original lyricist Mehboob Alam, in the haloed voices of AR Rahman and Nakul Abhyankar.