This year’s Father’s Day for singer Shaan will be a memorable one. He has joined his son, Shubh, to sing a children’s song in the movie, titled Hamid. The movie is about a story of a teenager trying to contact God to talk about the violence in Kashmir.
The folk song of Kashmir ‘Hukus Bukus’ features Shaan alongside the young boy who acts as Hamid in the film. The song looks like to be a pleasant melody. It portrays Shaan and the young boy taking in the sights of Kashmir. The use of popular Kashmiri instruments like the rabaab also adds a specific texture to the song.
The father-son duo adds a beautiful touch to the song. The 13-year old Shubh’s recitation of the Kashmiri version of the song is a treat to the ears.
The movie is about the story of a boy who tries to make a phone call to God so that he can order stopping the violence in the state. His call gets connected to an Indian army officer, who himself looked down the act of violence in the State. It is this relationship, which is portrayed in the movie.
Hamid is directed by Aijaz Khan. The star cast includes Rasika Dugal, Vikas Kumar and Talha Arshad Reshi in main roles. The story is about eight-year-old Hamid who infers that 786 is God’s phone number and decides to connect with God, by dialing this number. He also wishes to talk to his father, who had gone to Allah, as her mother used to tell her. Ultimately, a day comes when the call is answered.
According to Shaan, composing the song was a different experience. It was an endeavour to keep the original song as it is. He says that his son has sung in this song and working with him makes the song that much more special.
Hamid is fully shot in Kashmir. It is produced by Yoodlee Films, the film unit of Saregama. Yoodlee Films is also credited with the release of critically acclaimed films like Ajji and Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz.