The original by Dub Sharma hit out at casteism and the politics of hatred. The recreation is in line with the Gully Boy story and the frustration of its character.
Gully Boy song 'Azadi': Ranveer Singh seeks freedom from social, political injustice
Mumbai - 12 Feb 2019 12:34 IST
Updated : 13 Feb 2019 19:28 IST
Only days before Gully Boy hits the screens, the makers have released a video for the 'Azadi' track.
The song is a recreation of Dub Sharma’s popular 'Azadi' anthem.
Sharma has collaborated with hip-hop artiste DIVINE for the film Gully Boy.
The original track by Dub Sharma hit out at casteism and the politics of hatred. The recreation is in line with the Gully Boy story and expresses the frustration of its lead character Murad Sheikh (Ranveer Singh).
Murad seeks azadi (freedom) from social injustice. He hits out at the corrupt political system that only exploits the poor like him for electoral gain. His frustration also leads him to a dangerous profession — carjacking.
Racism, nepotism, fairness cream brands, land sharks all get called out in the song which becomes an anthem for victims of the unjust social and political system. Murad seeks to escape this cage of injustice.
Dub Sharma takes care of the Punjabi lyrics while DIVINE vents out in Hindi. As he is the voice of Murad, DIVINE overpowers Sharma. More than the voice, however, it is the message that hooks you to the song.
There is not much change in the music from the original, but the Gully Boy track sounds more appealing.
Watch the 'Azadi' track below and let us know how keen you are to watch this film: