Whose “Iktara” is it ?

Posted: March 6, 2010 by moifightclub in bollywood, cast & crew, News, songs & videos
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Lil late to discover it but as they say, better late than never. Atleast for the record!

Remember the popular Iktara song from last year’s Wake Up Sid ? We discovered Kavita Seth and realised that Amit Trivedi can kill Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy with just one song. The trio had the rest of the album. But nobody played anything beyond Ikatara. And many are still playing it in non-stop loop.

Had lot of doubts since the song came out. It sounded so different from rest of the album. And then got to know that there is a male version too. And the male version is not in the CD ? It was released much much later. Was it a official release ? Not sure. A good friend mailed it to us as we were desperatley looking for it. So, whats the story ?

Intially Amitabh Bhattacharya wrote the male version of the Iktara song. Everyone liked it. But Javed Akhtar doesnt like sharing credit on music albums. Its should be only him or let anyone else write all the songs! But it was too good a song to let it go. 

To solve the problem Javed Akhtar rewrote a new version of the same Iktara song. It was recorded in a female voice and was put in the album. The male version of the song remained in the system and was released much later after the release of the film.

For better comparison, here is the lyrics of the male version and click here for the lyrics of the female version. Thanks for it Goonda, the only person who doesnt like the song! Or better click on the play buttons of the video attched and decide for yourself. First the female version and the next is male version.

  1. indraneel says:

    the male version has long been my better favorite just for the lyrics, but Jaaved saab is bigger…kya karein….

  2. Fatema says:

    Question does not arise. The second male version.

  3. Navin says:

    Any idea if the male version is released since i don’t seem to find the audio (mp3) online?

  4. Ramanand says:

    Curious to note that the singer is Tochi. If you recall the Dev.D Pardesii-Toshi mix-up controversy, the singer really seems to have a lot of misfortune so far.

  5. ruchir says:

    dude, can u mail this male version of iktara.

  6. Sharath P S says:

    Male version of the song was released by Karan Johar on twitter. Here is the link – http://twaud.io/rx1

  7. anupama bose says:

    Thanks! finally found the song…..!!!!!
    btw any suggestions why the female version reminds me of the Swanand Kirkire’s Banwra Mann from Hazaron….?
    Javed Saab…kam se kam ab to apne safed baalon ka lihaaz kar lijiye…..

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