A soulful and inspirational number that sticks to the premise of the film by Prakash Jha
The latest song from Satyagraha, Raghupati Raghav is true to the film’s essence. Featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee and Arjun Rampal, the picturisation of this one gives you a sneak peak into Prakash Jha’s political thriller. It lends a strong and resonant voice to Jha’s characters. This number is composed by Salim Suleiman and written for today’s audiences by Prasoon Joshi. The lyrics – ‘Ab tak dheeraj maanga tha, Prabhu ab dheeraj mat dena, sehte jaaye sehte jaaye, aisa bal bhi matt dena. Uthkar karne hai kuch kaam Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram’ reflects on current situations in society and is bound to strike a chord with popular sentiments. Rajiv Sundaresan, Shivam Pathak and Shweta Pandit have lent their voices to a tune that will surely become one of the most special in their repertoire.
The music has a feel and vibe that is similar to that of the Aamir Khan starrer Rang De Basanti, a punch that hits your patriotic side, that makes you look within as much as outside yourself. This song, however, does not belong to the composer or the singer, not even to the stars of the film, but solely to lyricist Prasoon Joshi, who manages to keep the flavour of the original classic yet connects it to a more contemporary time.