Many of us who are getting old now will remember Rabbi Shergill crooning to the tunes of Bulla Ki Jaana Main Kaun in the year. We shall also remember how famous the song got owing to the power and soul Rabbi’s voice is endowed with. That was Rabbi’s claim to fame and after plenty of ups and downs in his career, this talented and amazing Punjabi singer is back with a bang. It felt amazing to say the least when we heard the voice of the Punjabi legend singing for John Abraham and Mouni Roy starrer, Romeo Akbar Walter, Bulleya.
For all those who are speculating that this song will be remotely close to the song in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, which was filled with passion, you are all in for disappointment. This one is quite different from its namesake. The song created ripples right after its release, and we could not take our eyes off of John Abraham and Mouni Roy, who stole the show with their retro looks. In fact, the looks have been recreated with such magic that for a second you will be lost and wondering if you are sitting in 2019 or have been transported to the classic age of the 1970s.
The song Bulleya is as old school as is the depiction of the characters in the song. The song has some great music which sticks in your head for a very long time. Bulleya depicts Rabbi Shergill performing in a function. The song has been sung by him along with Shahid Mallya, and both of them have created quite a magic for the audience. This magic has also given us an insight into how wonderful the movie is going to turn out. Sohail Sen has composed the song and Ashok Punjabi is the one who has penned the words of this beautiful and soulful number.
Even though Rabbi Shergill had not been in vogue for quite some time, we could see that the genre of Sufi had not given up on him and he sounded as fresh as he was when he started. The beautiful blend of Indian and Western musical instruments shows Sohail Sen’s acumen as a great musician and it transports us to the era of the 70s. The way in which Mouni Roy and John Abraham steal glances at each other in the song also calls to mind the subtle romance which was the glory of the 70s.
Romeo Akbar Walter will take us back to the period when India and Pakistan were about to give birth to the war in 1970, and the movie will see John Abraham as Rehmatulla Ali, who is a banker and a theatre artiste, who, as depicted in the movie, is a patriot by choice, and who, steps into the role of a spy for the country.
Initially it was Sushant Singh Rajput who was selected for the role of Rehematulla Ali, but after he walked the role was zeroed in on John Abraham. Other than John Abraham and Mouni Roy, Romeo Akbar Walter will star Jackie Shroff, Sikander Kher, and Suchitra Krishnamurthy.
Romeo Akbar Walter is all set to hit the big screen on 5th April and we hope that this fourth political thriller of John Abraham turns out to be a great success.