A new face of sufi music is here, new tadka in tayyab ali pyar ka dushman track in 2013 by actor Imran Khan in movie “once upon a time in Mumbai dobara”, which was once made popular by Rishi Kapoor starer in “Amar Akbar Anthony” in 1977. But more than the song The trademark topi, sadri (sleeveless Jacket) and rumall (Handker Cheif) came more alive once again in Bollywood with more and more music composers weaving the magic of qawwali with new twist in the film music.
When we listen “Tayab Ali Pyar ka dushman Aye Haye”, a one of the most popular qawwali in Indian cinema, it gives amazing feeling. Have you ever thought about the inventor of Qawwali? In this report, i will share interesting information about ‘Amir Khusro’ who was great musician and considered as the father of Qawwali who invented this amazing form of music before 700 years. Can’t believe? even me too, but it’s true. He was inspired from Indian bhajan’s and he developed qawwali from it.
Amir Khusro was an iconic personality and saint in India who not only introduced the Qawwali but also invented popular Indian musical instruments like Sitar and Tabla. See below image depict musician playing Tabla and Sitar.
Qawwali was introduced in film’s cinema as a sufi music, it’s also become very famous in ‘Coke Studio’. Sufi music also getting more popular in India with many Pakistani singers. The best example of Nusrat fateh ali khan, who was famous for his qawwalis. “Ye jo Halka Halka Suroor Hai” Was one of his famous qawwali . Nusrat’s has contributed a lot in Indian cinema with his soul touching voice. He sang many such qawwalis which has won millions of heart across world. Sadily, he died at the age of 48 and after him, his nephew holds his heritage of singing and he has become very famous singer in India The rahat fateh ali khan.
Now a days film music becoming very twisted, tadkachhap but the sufi music has own the power to stay with long time because there are numbers of listeners who still love hearing such music. This all because of Amir Khusro who did such a great innovation of qawwali and after 700 years it is still famous and favorite form of music in Asian countries. Filmi music gonna more rock in coming time.