Against all accepted norms, director Aashiq Abu has posted a song from his much anticipated new movie ‘Gangster’, starring Mammootty, on his Facebook page -completely royalty free.
The song ‘Allahu Akbar’ is a qawwali like song with a touching, heart warming feel to it and has gone almost viral among fans. It’s sung by Javed Ali and Deepak Dev, to Deepak’s own tune. The lyrics are in Hindi, written by Raqueeb Aaalam.
It’s unprecedented in Mollywood to release a song online as promotion for the movie. If rumours are to be believed, the movie will have few songs if not just one.
Apart from the Megastar, who appears in five different looks in the movie as the don Akbar Ali Khan, Shekhar Menon as the antagonist, Nyla Usha and Aparna Gopinath form the rest of the main cast.
Kudos to all those who worked on the project, including Kokkachi and Dreamcatcher studios, for setting what is soon shaping up to be a new benchmark in style and just plain ‘cool’ factor among Mollywood movies!
Check out the song and official trailer of the movie below
The song – ‘Allahu Akbar’: