More than a month ago, we had broken the news that Akshay Kumar is lending his voice for an animation film, JUMBO, produced by the Percept Picture Company, for a sum of nine crores. We had further informed that Akshay Kumar will also participate in the picturisation of two promotional videos.
Well, the good news is that one of the two promotional songs has been aired on all leading music channels on Sunday and is simply awesome. Featuring our very own 'Khiladi' Kumar the composition is by Ram Sampat. After a superb effort in KHAKEE this will be Ram Sampat's next film with Akshay Kumar. Sampat lately has been more in the news for his infamous fight with music director Rakesh Roshan over the alleged plagiarism of the KRAZZY 4 title track.
The promotional music video is quite in sync with times. The song is superb as the lyrics convey a message that is just befitting the situation of our country. It urges the nation to stand united against all odds and have faith. The song goes like this Sending a message to my people, Jab Tak Dil Mein Hai Faith, This World Is A Lovely Place, Dil Mein Rakhna Tu Fight, Everything Is Gonna B Alright, Jab Tak Hum Side By Side, Everything Is Gonna B Alright.
A lovely message indeed! One must commend the makers for choosing the most appropriate number during the present scenario in our country post the dastardly terror attack on Mumbai. And we are sure that everyone will welcome it with open arms.
While on JUMBO, the release date has now been shifted to Christmas and it appears that Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar ( this time as just a voice!) will slug it out once again after the WELCOME and TAARE ZAMEEN PAR clash last Christmas.