Music by Coke Studio Pakistan (season 10) is not only getting appreciated in Pakistan but all over the world. Below are some of the comments by Indians about each song of Coke Studio Season 10:
- “Coke studio! beauty of pakistan, love u pakistani friends” by Srishti Singh
- “no tear in my eyes but m crying…… what an amazing composition as well singing….. mere irade je toote bikul sahi………. allah allah karda java main b” by Rohit Joshi
- “I can listen to this song whole day. Playing on loop – Love from India” by Manish Gour
- “Hina Nasrullah’s voice sounds like rekha bhardwaj but more sweeter. So much talent” by Anwesha Barua
- “Such a smooth serene song.. Being an Indian, I am not jealous of Pakistan for their top class Coke Studio.. But I am all lucky that they are my neighbors and I can understand the songs.. Kudos and thanks Strings for this season.” by SANKET JANGAM
- “No doubt ,Coke Studio Pakistan is all time awesome…Fabulous Singing and music…luv from India??” by mahesh pol
- “Ali Zafar ? No this is not him. this is Danyal Zafar. Saare bhai talent ki factory hain…” by Old Delhi Films
- “Pakistan coke studio is amaaaaazing. Indian Coke studio is no where near to coke stuido of Pakistan. So soothing music.” by Rajnish Kumar
- “Momina , you have proved yourself in the last season and I love to listen your soft melodic numbers . But Daniel is surprise catch , first thought off his elder sibling but later his jamming on guitar simultaneously ,made the distinction and differentiated him. He is really a sensation in Paki block of new singers. Superb , you made a good pair . Look forward for more…..” by GAUTAM BISWAS
- “Its an eternal bliss to listen him. ?.By watching Pakistani serial and coke studio i always wonder how do they creat such magic. In pakistani music sufism speaks itself ??. I always feel honoured that i understand punjabi otherwise I wasn’t be able to understand whole qwallis specially by Ustad Nusart Fateh Ali Khan ji ?. But why he got less views. I guess people admire momina’s beauty more. ?. No hard feelings I’m also her fan.” by Navjot Kaur
- “Good Lord.. I never knew Pakistani music was this cool and beautifull.. All these years of tension between the two countries has caused people to actually miss out on some real good stuff at the music front in Pakistan. But let’s appreciate what’s genuinely good. Three cheers for u guys ???” by Zaysha Shivam
- “Bad idea – to try and shave when this is playing. Goosebumps all over and you cut yourself a lot. Damn!” by Rohit Mehrotra
- “I didn’t like this song at first but now I’m addicted to it. Tinak dhin tinak dhin :D” by Jyotsna Marasini
- “I m here because #YoYoHoneySingh Shared this song… and I actually loved this song !! Love from India :)” by Anurag Mishra
- “this song and video is so beautiful that I keep coming back and rewatch.. though all three singers have different voice but it’s so beautiful to listen them in one song. Coke Studio Pakistan” by ankit borkhataria
- “offffff… luv u pakistan coke studio….lots of love and respect from india…” by Prasenjit guha mazumder
- “1:11 the goosebumps – took me back to years ago to Bangalore, when my buddies and I heard this for the first time. The years are gone by, two friends have gone to a place into the far beyond, the memories remain – thank you Junoon, Noor Ali, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Coke Studio Pakistan! Love and peace to all!” by deebadubbie
- “Second half is heavenly! Just beautiful. I just can’t stop listening to the second half on repeat! Those guitar leads and music are just too good to ears. Love from India.” by Sahil Jain
- “Can’t listen to it once … have to listen to it 4 to 5 times at a go each time.. especially jaffer’s antara..” by Sayan Kundu
- “I want to be in a job where I can enjoy my work as much as Aahad Nayani does while playing the drums :D” by Hitesh Kataria
- “The coke studio Pakistan you never fails to bring a smile on my face !!!! Big fan of kavish and the paki music !!! No words to describe this beautiful feeling, loads of love from india ?” by vinay v
- “wat to say,,m speechless.. especially the later half f the song,just take me in other world…wat a composition f music…amazing…Ali zafar dis is ur firstmost song which I like…aur wo b itna k PTA nai kitni baar sun chuki Hun aur JB nai sun rahi Hoti Hun to man k andar song play ho rhA hota h” by agni jyoti
- “THIS IS JUST A MASTERPEICE PRODUCED BY COKE STUDIO. PROUD OF YOU GUYS!!” by Rimi Mahanti
- “a best setup with best efforts even they have done this original not autotune like t-seise mixtape . hit thumbs up to shut the mouth of criticism if agree with me” by Surendra Vyas
- “Best of the Best arrangement of any of the revived song under the sun till the date…’Sam pakad k dikhao’!
Loads of love & respect Coke studio Pakistan for working out of the box. ” by Sankalp Chaturvedi
- “Divided by borders.. United by music! Amazing performance !!” by Vivek khemka
- “I have heard many versions(film and non-film) of this song, but this one particularly stands out. 8 minutes of absolute bliss.
What an amazing voice this lady has got!!” by Sambhu Mahendran
- “Itna mushkil gaana aur chehre par ek shikan ka nishan bhi nahi….sajjad ali you are a gem. Your voice is nectar for ears. Love and respect from India.” by Gaurav Shresth
- “Sajjad Ali Sahab ki aawaz to khoob hai hi…..but unki daughter ki aawaz bhi Bahaut Achhi hai….. lyrics mein Jaan daal di……love from India ??” by Rajwinder Singh
- “I am 110% obsessed with this beautiful gazal. Zaw’s voice is giving me goosebumps and the feel she has brought adds to the melody.Absolutely Magical.??????????This song makes me so freaking emotional when i listen to it.Godd!!Love it. Both of them have done a wonderful wonderful job.????. Love from India❤❤❤” by Rainah Sharma
- “Audio of this song is on loop in my Car… what a composition by Bagga…what singing by both the singers… the rustic voice of Bagga gels so well with nasal tone of Aima… superlative performance by the singers & the band… Rachel Viccaji & Ahad Nayani (Drummer) though seem to be having most fun ?… Love from India & Eid Mubarak ?” by ChaluPrasad Yadav
- “this guy had me at 0:32 only. What a masterpiece ?❤?” by Sankalp Kumar
- “Just awesome Coke studio!!! This song is just making me so happy . Loved the voices ! Bagga is just amazing.. omg amazing types !! N aima is so lovely n sensuous. On loop since yesterday.. lovex10000 ?❤️” by sonal sharma
- “This song has been on loop since it released today. Already heard it over 30 times and 30 is not enough to suffice my hunger for such great poetry and music. Faiz and Noor Jahan ?” by Anukriti Verma
- “It was an apt choice to have Humera ji and Nabeel sing this yesteryear classic Faiz nazm sung by Noor Jehanji. Both these artists have had a couple of superlative performances on this platform (read Ambwa Taley and Bewajah) in the previous seasons and I am glad that they make their re-entry in Season 10.
Melodically this is a simple, pleasing nazm on raag Yaman and I am glad that the composer- Mekaal Hasan hasn’t try to meddle with the melody. Most of the experimentations in the music is mostly during the interludes. The arrangement is mainly on bass-line, guitars and percussion. The flute-duo fill in beautifully during the interludes along with the electric guitars. And both the interludes somehow try to create a different, but beautiful aura and then very nicely lead back to the main nazm. The chorus at places is accompanied by some distortion guitar (like 02:48) which adds a hint of modern tempering into this overall traditional recipe!
The backbone of the rendition however were the vocalists duo! There is always a tendency for vocalists to do a little too much on a platform like this which is meant for fusion. But I am glad that they stuck to the original melody and delivered a flawless rendition. The addition of male-female duo was a welcome change as it kept the listener engaged with varied emotions and singing styles from each of them. The harkats and variations were masterfully done and in synch (like the one at 02:21 and the way they end at 05:58 ).
Overall a great recreation of an existing classic! Perhaps a great way to introduce this to the current pizza-burger generation :)” by PrabhuKeDarshan
- “This is soo soothing to the ears!! #love_from_India.. This is true potential of Pakistan, hope the govt there recognizes it and works to improve these immense talents” by Navaneeth Ankith
- “What a master piece! One of the finest of this season” by Anwesha Barua
- “This rendition has pretty much everything a fusion lover looks forward to! It was a fusion at multiple levels – a fusion of raags, compositions, genres, singing styles and not to mention instruments! And despite the multitude of dimensions to explore in a single composition, it flows into each other beautifully, non-abruptly keeping the listener engrossed. This is the second composition this season after Allahu Akbar which features a couple of classical virtuosos teaming up to deliver a piece of magnificence. And in both cases, a Jehnazeb and an Akbari Ali who are slightly lesser known than a Shafqat or a Javed Bashir, have gone on to equal if not outshine their more popular partners.
Like in Allahu Akbar, vocalists dominate the rendition for most times. Both the compositions are quite well known and rendered previously by the likes of Nusrat sahib and others. While Naina Moray is a thurmi in raag Bhairavi (and co-incidentally this sibling-duo from Naalan Gharana have sung it earlier as well. Checkout a YouTube video from 2011), Man atkeya is a kalam of Shah Hussain (if you recall man atkeya has the same lyrics as Neun La Leya from season 8! Just that it’s rendered in a different raag – desh!). There are so many wow moments all throughout the composition that it’s difficult to list them! While mastering a rendition is nothing new for Javed on this platform, Akbar was a total revelation for me with his flawless, crisp rendition. Perhaps he could visualize each note subtly, smile at them and improvise further realtime! 🙂 . Do check out: 02:20, and the way he says balam pardes at 03:08, it’s nothing short of aural treat! And you could also see trademark Javed Bashir at places for instance at 01:26 when he says mujhse mila de.
Arrangement is what binds this all together! And while this raag is quite complex with all its subtle nuances in rendition, it’s just a 3-chord riff that plays all throughout and forms the structure of the arrangement along with accompanying bass-line and drums. Acoustic guitars are beautifully used throughout. Like at 03:30 the brief lead piece with keys leads to the Sarangi interlude that further leads to Javed’s rendition of Man Atkeya. Tabla comes in as well to bring in the qawwali flavour. The second interlude brings in the electric guitar lead by Aamir Zaki which takes over from the Sarangi and gives a modern touch to the composition.
Overall a perfect package that you would hope doesn’t end so quickly. Definitely deserves multiple rounds of listening and I am sure you’ll discover new layers and dimensions each time! :)” by PrabhuKeDarshan
- “On this occasion of Eid, I bow down to Coke Studio for making another immortal rendition in Raga Bhairavi. The contours, the chalan, the taan, everything is just as beautiful as it is in any immortal thumri. The style shifts from Bashir sahab to Ali sahab are magnificent. This shift is the switch from thumri to qawwali and back again. This is not only rare, but practically unseen. Couldn’t have asked for a better gift for Bhairavi from you people. This, shall live, if not in everyone’s hearts, in my heart for ever.” by Aanchit Nayak
- “Coke studio season 10 great all song best Pakistan coke studio always best Eid Mubarak Pakistan & India Love from Indian. . .” by aamir vahora
- “Pakistaniyo!! Be proud ! Tumhari mitti music aur musicians paida karti hai. Love from india ❤️❤️” by Laxman Bishnoi Lakshya
- “Where have the talented musicians gone in India? The only thing we are doing is remixing n recreating old stuff. Very frustrating. And these guys are touching new levels” by Kanupriya Jaireth
- “One can be rest of assured of unlimited craziness when Ali Zafar’s on stage and this was no different! It’s difficult to categorise Julie into one genre! Rather it’s a pot-pourrie of genres with essence of various genres in the musical arrangement. Be it reggae style rhythm, rock style lead guitar or use of jazz/blues style brass sections. And I better not get started on singing styles! 🙂 Written and composed by Ali Zafar himself, be ready for craziness unlimited as you indulge into this.
Arrangement wise this is perhaps the grandest one of this episode. The composition is structured on reggae style guitar strumming that is accompanied by percussions. Brass sections build up the melody quite well. Danyal with his lead guitar is too good. Ali again makes sure exhibits all his vocal skills testing his range and falsettos.
Overall a very different style performance! This one’s not for everyone. Perhaps if you liked rockstar from his previous seasons then you might love this one! I still suggest you to give it a couple of listens and perhaps you’ll start gradually liking the madness! 🙂
To sum up, I would say that this perhaps complements the episode with its crazy element. An episode which otherwise was full of soul, happiness and goose-bump-inducing classical pieces.” by PrabhuKeDarshan
- “my goodness… the temperature rose 100 times today… this craft with voice… breathtaking ❤️❤️” by Ishita Pandey
- “He is something else man…….that’s y I like Ali Zafar……. He is amazing……no words speechless totally” by Anuj Pradhan
- “Am i the only who thinks if INDIA have shreya then Pakistan have Nirmal” by Anis Khan
- “Jindjaani in one phrase is an acoustic bliss! String instruments create a pleasing aura all throughout the composition that would make you like it the moment it starts! Despite all the experimentations using contemporary instruments, the composition still carries a strong sense of ‘mitti-di-khushboo’ thus retaining its rustic, folk character. The song is an original by Ali Hamza describing heartbreak and then later ventures to a classical folk song – Jhanjar Phabdina sung by Tahira Syed.
Arrangement wise the composition is completely unplugged and based on the acoustic guitars and percussions – a combination of drums and dholak. Mandolin and flute add to the rustic feel. Raag wise, my guess is that the composition is anchored on Khamaaj as I see the liberal use of ‘komal ni’ in the composition (Any thoughts?). The composition starts with a beautiful intro by the mandolin accompanied by the guitarist duo who complement each other so well! Aahad Nayani as usual is excellent behind the drums and makes his presence felt. Flute accompanies Nirmal and adds to the sweetness of her vocals as the tempo picks up with dholak kicking-in full swing at 01:24. Mandolin interludes beautifully at places and binds the song. The taal changes at 02:05 in the first antara. Some kind of strings-brass hybrid patch comes in during the antara (at 02:15) playing a parallel melody adding a subtle dimension. Also watch out for the amazing flute interlude at 02:56 which heralds the start of the folk song by Nirmal from where Ali Hamza leaves the earlier song. The beat pattern (taal) keeps changing during this part keeping the listener engaged and building up the song for a beautiful climax where both Ali Hamza and Nirmal engage in a sort of jugal bandi before the song ends.
Coming to vocals, let me put it this way – Ali Hamza brings in the elements of ‘mitti’, while Nirmal adds the ‘khushboo’ thus giving it that ‘mitti-di-khushboo’ character 🙂
Ali Hamza with his strong lower notes anchors the composition well leaving room for Nirmal to improvise and excel! Nirmal’s talent shouldn’t be a surprise to those who have heard her in the last season, however this was a different genre and she’s come out with a magnificent performance! She’s soft and subtle in the initial part and then opens up her vocals in the folk part. One can’t help but sense a great resemblance of her voice texture to melody queen Shreya’s! Perhaps Nirmal’s texture is slightly shriller and crisper because of her young age (random observation: just observe Ali Hamza appreciating Nirmal’s vocals at 0:58). Overall a great enjoyable song with everyone participating in the fun and enjoyment during the jam. I definitely hope to see more of Nirmal in days and years to come :)” by PrabhuKeDarshan
- “Have to admit that all Ali Hamza songs are quite unique. Loved the interplay between these two beautiful voices, perfect for a complementary duet like this one. The music arrangement is simple with the occasional rhythmic beauty by the drummer (00:56) and the flute pieces weaved in well.
I had liked Nirmay Roy a lot in her debut last season in ‘Ala Baali’ and I feel her vocals lend the simplicity that the song needs. The lyrics are playful and thoughtful at the same time. I like the conclusion where the pace of the song quickens, and ends with Ali Hamza repeating the mukhda. Good old technique to end songs :’)” by Dhvani Parekh
- “Now it really feels like we are hearing THE COKE STUDIO! Beautiful. Another masterpiece” by Anwesha Barua
- “04:40 eargasms “sab maya hai” …… sanwal great job man” by Jaskaran Singh
- “Woooowwww…. Coke studio this year has nailed it totally… Respect for this song… Shuja Haider… Hats off to you sir :)” by Rishikesh Kumar
- “Raahat is a living legend❤ I usually don’t watcg coke studio but watch every Raahat song?? #respectfromIndia” by Swagat Deshmukh
- “It’s been more than a week that I’m suffering from jaundice, was hospitalized initially. All this while I have become short tempered since I don’t like eating boiled stuff every time. But this song really transformed my mood. Such a soothing touch Rahat sir’s voice has. Loads of love.” by Mukul Sharma
- “I wish YouTube had a ‘love’ button.” by Prabhjyot Kaur
- “Listening to this song made me feel so calm?❤” by Ruchika Tiwadi
- “Fa se Faraz
Fa se Faiza
Fa se – FUCKIN awesome!
Jaffer Zaidi, you talented person, you! I was betting with myself that Faraz would end the song with a yoodling cry. I lost but I won. Super super super super song! Love and a mad guitar riff from India” by Roh wit
- “05:24 – 07:10 = This is art/life/love. I’m Indian and I don’t hate Pakistan. Guys we love you. We want peace everywhere. Love from India ?” by Bharat Khetwal
- “Ahhh! Such a wonderful piece of poetry by Faiz! There was a time when i would read this poem aloud each time i felt low. A writer’s work touches and inspires more people than they would ever know. Thank you CS for reminiscing me of those days and of course for great music.” by Anukriti Verma
- “Phone Beeps (notification) :- OK
Its from Youtube :- OK
Its from coke studio :- COOL
Shafqat Amanat Ali Song :- Where the f**k are my headphones..” by Jay Singh
- “First ‘Khamaaj’ then ‘Aankhon Ke Sagar” and now ‘Bol’ ? You are a legend SAA Sir. Love from India ?” by Bharat Khetwal