Alif Allah Aur Insaan, the beautifully written novel by Qaisar Hayaat, has been reconstructed into a TV serial, directed by Ahsan Talish. The drama is on air on Hum TV these days. The great classical singer Shafqat Amanat Ali has given his voice to the heart touching lyrics.
The song is in the Punjabi language, which is one of the most spoken and understood languages of the world.
Moreover, the song is composed of a very light instrument which is intensified only when the words uttered “mola jiii… mola jiii…” the words show the pleading voice of humans when they ask the Creator to help. Except for these pleading words, the singer’s voice is more prominent throughout the song. Therefore, it depicts the importance of the lyrics instead of highlighting the instrumental music from the background, unlike many songs these days.
In addition, the tempo of the song is very slow that makes you feel as if the singer is directly communicating to you in person. Also, the voice of Shafqat Amanat Ali, amazingly glorifies the lyrics in such a way that it perhaps does not have the effect if someone else sang it.
Furthermore, the lyrics are very much realistic, where it says “banda kammi banda jhalla” that depicts the thought of committing mistakes by humans which is actually they do because they are humans.
Whereas; the lyric, “mitti da baawaa, karda ae daawaa” explains human nature of not accepting their mistakes.
The words, “jo sochiea kar wakhaya” exemplify the idea that humans do what they believe in doing. They make their own rules to achieve their goals.
Similar to the lyrics, the actors in the drama engulfed themselves to portray the characters genuinely.
It gives you a very strong and moralistic message, that while we may believe in Allah, we do not follow His teachings, which is supported by the lines, “rab nu te manda ae, rab di nai manda”. Subconsciously the effective voice grabs your soul to be humble to yourself and to the others, indeed.
Listen to the title song of Alif Allah Aur Insaan below:
Contributed by: Sarah Naeem.
I, Sarah Naeem, illustrate the texts of different genres through which I want to leave the marks of my contributions in the world of ‘writing’.