Popular director and producer Shoaib Mansoor has paid tribute to all the women in Pakistan in a unique way by releasing a video song.
The producer of blockbuster movies ‘Khuda k liey’ and ‘Bol’ Shoaib Mansoor has featured superstar Mahira Khan in his new video song.
The thoughtful song was released with the title Dua-e-Reem (Bride’s prayer). the song represents a scene in the partition era in which Allama Iqbal’s poem “Lab Pe Aaati Hai Dua Ban Kay Tammanna Meri (My desires come to my lips like prayer)” was highly admired in India.
The song starts with the idea that the poem became more popular among children. But the verses of the poem is changed by the ladies to give prayers to a bride-to-be during a sangeet event.
Ladies in the song prays for the bride’s strength to tolerate her husband’s brutalities without complaints. However, Mahira Khan, disheartened by the verses, prays for herself by praying for her loving life with her husband.
Dua-e-Reem was released on the eve on Women’s Day. The song was beautifully sung by Damia Farooq.
Abida Parveen (born 1954) is a famous Pakistani singer known for her beautiful renditions of Sufi poetry.
Apart from Punjabi and Sindhi sufi poetry, she also sometimes sings Urdu ghazals. Her rendition of Heer Waris Shah and Kabir are also held high among the music enthusiasts.