After the colossal success of the first 4 Chapters of WAJD – Volume 1, Kamli Da Dhola, Bhit Ja Bhitai, Aaj Rung Hai and Kamli – (Bulleh Shah) staying amongst the top charts on Patari since release, HadiqaKiani takes a refreshing new take in her melodious voice on the classic Sufi number “Chaap Tilak” originally written by Hazrat Ameer Khusro in Braj Bhahsha as the fifth chapter. Hadiqa Kiani is winning hearts once again with her impeccable vocals and also a never-seen-before avatar in a very traditional look designed by the theatrical Ali Xeeshan.
The original composition and lyrics of “Chaap Tilak” are by Hazrat Amir Khusro in respect for his spiritual mentor Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya of Delhi. Written and narrated by Hadiqa Kiani, additional composition, melodic improvisations, and on the harmonium is Irfan Kiani. He is also behind the production and mastering of the music. Ustad Nafees Ahmed features on the sitar, Rajvir on the dholak; backing vocals are by Irfan, Imran, Sharafat, Sakhawat and Badshah.
“Life is all about collecting sweet memories, when we allow ourselves to be happy we flow with the rhythm of life. “Chaap Tilak” is a simple video with all the basic attributes of non – materialistic expressions; just cherishing little gestures and exchanging happiness, which our WAJD journey is all about,” said Hadiqa Kiani. “I believe in minimalism. WAJD speaks for itself. This particular version of the song is my way of seeing Hazrat Ameer Khusro’s heart touching composition of “Chaap Tilak”. Hope the audience will love it,” said Irfan Kiani.
“Make music and its videos, Not War. Then spread it everywhere so we can all communicate through this universal language of music, art and visuals to soak in this state of WAJD,” said Abdullah Haris. The video of this foot tapping classic wedding number is set around wedding festivities. The viewer goes through a cultural wedding celebration happening at the iconic Haveli Barood Khana, with Hasnain Lehri as the groom and Anushey Mughal as the bride. This is not the first time Kiani’s video has been shot at Haveli Barood Khana, the very popular Boohe Baariyan had also been shot at the same location. The visualisation, direction and post production for the Braj Bhahsha Chapter 5 “Chaap Tilak” has been done by Abdullah Haris. The traditional wedding set has been designed and managed by Art Director Aima Jaffar, styling and make – up is by Hadiqa Kiani Salon and wardrobe by Ali Xeeshan.