Ode to 'To Chalun' with 'Raat kitni' via JP Dutta's PALTAN!

img By Rafat Sami | 27 Aug 2018 12:29:41 IST

The latest song from JP Dutta’s   PALTAN, ‘Raat  Kitni’,  composed  by  Anu Malik,  penned  superbly  by  Javed  Akhtar and  rendered  emotively   by  Sonu  Nigam,  is  quite  in  the  same  corridor  as  the team’s  ‘To   Chalun’ (BORDER-1997).  It  lays bare  the  feelings  and    memories of  the  beloved  ones  and  families that  haunt  the   on duty soldiers  turbo charging and motivating them  to  fight  and survive.  The  visuals  commences  with  a  handsome  Arjun Rampal  in  uniform  asking  Sonu  Sood  as to  what  the  soldiers  are  thinking,  as  they  sit around a bonfire.  And Sonu  replies  that  they  are  missing  their  families  and better halves,  and  then  commences  the  familiar JP  Dutta  style  of  family  bonding,  with  all  the main leads, Arjun,  Sonu, Gurmeet,  Harshvardhan,  reminiscing  about  the  last  days and  good  times spent   with  their  families  and  beloved.   

Raat kitni daastane.. keh rahi haiIk nadi yaadon ki hai jo.. beh rahi haiRaat kitni daastane.. keh rahi haiIk nadi yaadon ki hai jo.. beh rahi haiMilne aaye hain hum seBeete huve lamhein kal keKitne pehchaane chehreTanhaai mein hain chhalkeYun toh koi hai kahaan koi kahaan…Yaadein leke aayi hai sabko yahaanRaat kitni daastane.. keh rahi haiIk nadi yaadon ki hai jo.. beh rahi haiEk maathe par damakti ek bindiEk aanchal jaane kyun lehra raha haiGhar ke darwaaze pe sundar si rangoliPhir koi tyohaar milne aa raha haiNanhe paaon se chalta hai koiUngliyon se jap raha hai koi maalaEk thaali ik kalaai ek raakhiEk mandir ek deepak ik ujaalaRaat kitni daastane.. keh rahi haiIk nadi yaadon ki hai jo.. beh rahi haiDosti ka haath hai kandhe pe rakkhaPyaar se do aankhein chhalki ja rahi hainDhoop ki hai dhajjiyan baaghon mein bikhriPedon mein chhupke hawayein gaa rahi hainLambi saansein lete hain saawan ke jhooleGhaat par paayi pyaasi gagariya hainNadiya kinaare hai bansi ka lehraEk pagdandi pe khanki choodiyan hainRaat kitni daastane.. keh rahi haiIk nadi yaadon ki hai jo.. beh rahi haiMilne aaye hain hum seBeete huve lamhein kal keKitne pehchaane chehreTanhaai mein hain chhalkeYun toh koi hai kahaan koi kahaan…Yaadein leke aayi hai sabko yahaanRaat kitni daastane.. keh rahi haiIk nadi yaadon ki hai jo.. beh rahi hai