A contemporary version of the classic song “Zihaal-E-Miskin,” originally composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal, sung by Lata Mangeshkar, and written by Gulzar, has been released. The new rendition, created by music composer duo Javed Mohsin, features vocals from Vishal Mishra and Shreya Ghoshal and was released on Thursday.
More about the song
In the new version of the song, the heartfelt lyrics written by Gulzar have been reinterpreted by the talented lyricist Kunaal Verma. Shreya Ghoshal shared her views on the new rendition of the song, stating that giving an old classic a fresh twist helps bridge the generational gap. She expressed her admiration for “Zihaal-E-Miskin,” calling it a timeless gem of love and heartbreak. Shreya also acknowledged the challenge of recreating a song immortalized by Lata Mangeshkar, but appreciated the efforts of the composers Javed and Mohsin and lyricist Kunaal in giving the song a new sound while retaining its essence. She hopes that the new version will be well-received by today’s audiences.
More about the music video
The music video of the new rendition of “Zihaal-E-Miskin” was shot in the arid landscapes of Jodhpur and pays tribute to the original video in the film “Ghulami.” Former “Big Boss” contestant Nimrit Ahluwalia and digital content creator and influencer Rohit Zinjurke star in the music video. The new version of the song features vocals from Shreya Ghoshal and Vishal Mishra, with the lyrics reinterpreted by Kunaal Verma. Shreya Ghoshal expressed her admiration for the original song and the challenge of recreating a classic immortalized by Lata Mangeshkar, while also appreciating the new rendition’s fresh sound and essence. The new rendition of “Zihaal-E-Miskin,” released by VYRL Originals, is now accessible on all major audio streaming platforms.
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Vishal Mishra expressed his views on singing the song
Vishal Mishra, who also sings in the new version of “Zihaal-E-Miskin,” acknowledged the song’s inspiration from the poetry of Amir Khusrau. The team faced the challenge of upholding a great legacy while reimagining the classic song for modern times. Vishal humbly stated that the new version turned out to be a beautiful rendition, and he aimed to evoke the same emotions of loss and heartbreak as the original. He dedicated the song to Lata Mangeshkar and felt satisfied with the reaction he received from Shabbir Kumar after hearing the teaser. Vishal hopes that people will embrace the new version and show it love.
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