Qaidi Band

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Qaidi Band
Qaidi Band Poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Habib Faisal
Produced by Aditya Chopra
Written by Habib Faisal
Starring Aadar Jain
Anya Singh
Sachin Pilgaonkar
Peter Muxka Manuel
Prince Parvinder Singh
Cyndy Khojol
Music by Amit Trivedi
Cinematography Anay Goswamy
Edited by Aarti Bajaj
Production
company
Distributed by Yash Raj Films
Release date
  • 25 August 2017 (2017-08-25)
Running time
119 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget Rs 10cr
Box office Rs 1.4cr

Qaidi Band (English: Band of Prisoners) is a 2017 Indian musical drama film, it revolves around seven innocent under-trials, who give a band performance in the prison to get into the good books of the authorities and secure their acquittal. It features newcomers Aadar Jain and Anya Singh in lead roles.[1]

The film released on 25 August 2017.[2][3]

Plot

The film revolves around seven innocent under-trials, who get a chance to form a musical band in the prison when the Independence Day of India approaches. The song composed by them becomes a national sensation in the form of a new patriotic song. However, their hopes of acquittal dash when a local politician cancels their trails in the hope of winning in the upcoming elections using the songs of these band members. The film then explores how these prisoners secure their release on the strength of their songs.

Cast

Soundtrack

Qaidi Band
Soundtrack album by Amit Trivedi
Released 26 July 2017
Recorded 2017
Studio Yash Raj Studios
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 35:10
Label YRF Music
Producer Amit Trivedi
Amit Trivedi chronology
Dear Zindagi
(2016)
Qaidi Band
(2017)
Secret Superstar
(2017)
External audio
Audio Jukebox on YouTube

The lyrics for the songs have been written by Kausar Munir, Habib Faisal, Peter Muxka Manuel and Sidhant Mago. All the songs featured in the film are sung by Arijit Singh and Yashita Sharma. The soundtrack consists of 9 songs and was released on 26 July 2017 by YRF Music.

All music composed by Amit Trivedi.

Original track listing[4]
No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "I am India" Habib Faisal Arijit Singh, Yashita Sharma 3:43
2. "Hulchul" Kausar Munir Arijit Singh, Yashita Sharma 3:57
3. "Phir Nayi" Kausar Munir Yashita Sharma 4:23
4. "Junooni" Kausar Munir, Sidhant Mago Arijit Singh, Yashita Sharma 4:56
5. "Udanchoo" Kausar Munir Arijit Singh, Yashita Sharma 3:27
6. "Jag Mag" Habib Faisal, Rap lyrics by Peter Muxka Manuel Arijit Singh, Yashita Sharma, Peter Muxka Manuel 3:12
7. "Poshampa" Kausar Munir Arijit Singh, Yashita Sharma 4:28
8. "Phir Wohi" Kausar Munir Arijit Singh, Yashita Sharma 3:46
9. "I am India" (Escape) Habib Fasal Amit Trivedi, Yashita Sharma 3:18
Total length: 35:10

Critical reception

The film received mixed reviews from critics. A review in Hindustan Times gave the film a 2 out of 5 rating but praised the composer stating, "the genius of music composer Amit Trivedi, who is the real star of this interesting yet ordinary film."[5]

Release

References

  1. ^ "Qaidi Band first trailer: An interesting story of undertrials-turned-singers". Indianexpress.com. Retrieved 23 July 2017. 
  2. ^ "Habib Faisal: Qaidi Band questions how we take freedom for granted". India TV. Retrieved 23 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "Qaidi Band release date confirmed to be August 25 in India". NewsNexa. Retrieved 16 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "Qaidi Band by Amit Trivedi". 25 July 2017. 
  5. ^ Vats, Rohit (August 25, 2017). "Qaidi Band movie review: Ordinary film, extraordinary music". Hindustan Times. Retrieved January 27, 2018. 

External links

  • Qaidi Band on IMDb
  • Official website
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