Anarkali–The Song

Posted on June 27, 2006
Filed Under >Adil Najam, History, Music, People, TV, Movies & Theatre
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Adil Najam

Last week–before the damper was put on the opening of Mughal-e-Azam in Pakistan with an India-Pakistan Gala–ATP readers were commenting on how Pakistanis don’t seem to value or ‘own’ our Mughal heritage and history as much as our neighbors to the East. At that time I had mentioned the wonderfully evocative song and video produced by Shoaib Mansoor on the legend of Anarkali as part of his Supreme Ishq series, and promised to place it here. So, here goes.

Click on arrow at center, or view it directly here:

Supreme ISHQ
09:10

The question was also raised about the authenticity of the legend of Anarkali. On this, I have nothing to say and will leave it to more learned readers to add something. My own sense is that the stories that have caught the public imagination are nearly certainly not true; simply because there are so many and so contradictory. However, there was probably something there and maybe even a real person by that name. There certainly is a ‘mazaar’ in Lahore where, supposedly, she lies buried inside a wall. (What was wrong with these Mughal Emperors, why so much needless drama!). But on allof this, and more, I remain ready to be corrected.

16 responses to “Anarkali–The Song”

  1. urooj says:

    very very fantastic movie in whole pakistani industry is khuda k lia. may you live long sir sohaib mansoor/

  2. SAQIB IQBAL says:

    ITS A GREAT AND BEAUTIFUL VIEDO
    ITS AMAZING AND LIKE RASGULA
    I LOVE IT
    I LOVE MY ANARKLY BECAUSE I AM ALSO MUGHAL
    PRAY FOR ME AND MY ANRKLY
    REGURDS
    SAQIB IQBAL
    03017100700
    CMS PAKISTAN

  3. hiutopor says:

    Hi all!

    Very interesting information! Thanks!

    G’night

  4. Realist says:

    hey bhatti…. you are comparing a movie thats decades old, to a new production… of course the new video will be much better..!! hahaha

  5. Usama says:

    Its really a very good video from every point of view but I can’t sotp me to specially appreciate the direction.

    Good Mansoor keep on your way we are with you.

    Regards,
    Sam

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