Coke Studio@MTV song Bismillah: Salim-Sulaiman, Kailash Kher and Munawar Khan’s Sufiana fusion creates a heavenly atmosphere!

Composer duo Salim-Sulaiman released their first song from the show on the special occasion of Eid and we highly recommend it

Over the past few years, composer duo Salim-Sulaiman seems to have found a comfort space in Bollywood. Having scored for movies such as Chak De! India, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Kurbaan and Fashion, the duo has composed for many Indi-pop performers, including Aasmaan, Shweta Shetty and others. In their own words, they seek to return to their roots and present the music culture of India in a form the youth of today can identify with. The formidable duo’s soundtrack for Coke Studio@MTV reflects a distinctly Sufiana influence in feel and sound.

The soothing composition starts with Munawar Masoom Khan’s impressive vocals singing Bismillah. However, the overall feel and light arrangement of the track belies the tone set by the composer duo, as Kailash Kher provides able support. The team gets into their element as the song starts playing. The track blends a contemporary arrangement of instruments with a distinctly Sufi sound.

With Irfan Siddiqui’s Urdu lyrics and profound meaning derived from the words, Bismillah is certainly a good change from the usual meaningless Bollywood numbers. Without wasting time, just tune in and get all set to be transported into a heavenly world!