"Each time Pankaj Udhas sings a song in a film it becomes a super hit. I wish the luck persists with my film as well," says writer-director of Maan Gaye Mughall-e-Azam, Sanjay Chhel. Pankaj Udhas, famous for the hugely popular 'Chithi Aayi Hai' (Naam), makes a comeback to playback singing for films after a gap of three years (his last film was Nigehbaan) with a sure shot hit track 'Ek To Sharaab Kam' in the Mallika Sherawat-Rahul Bose starrer "dark comedy".
"Kay Kay Menon is playing a ghazal singer Haldi Hasan in the film and we felt it appropriate that his singing should have a ghazal singer rather than a normal singer," Chhel said. "This is the first time that Kay Kay is doing a full fledged comedy role," he added.
'Ek To Sharaab Kam' is an earthy song with tabla, harmonium and sarangi giving the feel of live playing. The number is meant to capture the hearts and minds of the interiors of the country especially up North and it succeeds for sure. Although it's not similar to the Venus Music mega hit 'Tum To There Pardesi' by Altaf Raja, but the impact is somewhat the same. Incidentally, the music of Maan Gaye Mughall-e-Azam will be released in Mumbai this Saturday, July 19.