Some interesting facts behind Tubelight’s “Radio” song
The teaser of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan‘s forthcoming film Tubelight is getting overwhelming responses and now the makers has come with its first song, called “Radio“. Salman who is currently busy in shooting for Ali Abbas Zafar‘s Tiger Zinda Hai in Abu Dhabi, launched the song lavishly at Arabian Center, Dubai in the presence of the director Kabir Khan, co-star Sohail Khan and company. As same with the teaser, the song has become such a rage overnight that it has already shattered past YouTube records.
Additionally, there are some striking things about the song that will surprise you.
1. Why the title “Radio“? Tubelight is a period film, set in 1960s era. And at that time, having no TVs, computers, mobile phones, Radio was an inseparable part of human life starting from news updates to entertaining purpose. As Tubelight puts forward that era, there must have an important part of Radio in it.
2. Ever felt the Radio song is picturised on a huge scale? It’s because not thirties or fifties, more than 1000 dancers worked for a single song. And the credit goes to Selfie Le Le Re‘s choreographer Remo D’souza who went to another extend and designed the song over 300 acres.
3. The song is picturised on the fictional town, Jagatpura. “It’s a celebration song” as Kabir said, a song of joy, fulfillment and energy. And the makers turned Film City into Jagatpura.
4. It’s not a mere commercial song but has a situational demand of Tubelight to it. Salman Khan himself revealed that,
“The song is called “Radio” because the good news that my brother (Sohail Khan who is playing a soldier of Indo-Sino war) is alive and is coming back is announced on the radio.”
At the launch event, Dubai fans went crazy for Salman to such an extent that it’s hard to believe that it was some other country than India. A sea of uncounted people thronged just to have a glimpse of their favourite star, some came with “Welcome Sultan to Dubai” banner, then some came with the sketch of the Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor. The kind of starpower he has got that made the Dubai people chant “Jal jaa, jal jaa, jal jaa”. Salman Khan is a global star, isn’t?
During media interaction, the 51 year old actor lauded the music director Pritam. He said,
“Pritam has a knack for coming up with instantly hummable songs. From the time I heard Radio song, I can’t stop humming”
Salman Khan tweeted sharing “Radio” song
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) May 16, 2017
Well, considering the way it’s looking, Radio is a sure-shot chartbuster, studded with Salman’s childlike innocence. The song is sung by Amit Mishra and Kamaal Khan and the lyrics are penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya. Tubelight is Salman – Kabir’s third collaboration, gearing up to release this Eid, on 23rd June 2017.