'Music plays an important role in Mahesh Manjrekar’s upcoming series on the 1962 war'
Director Mahesh Manjrekar says the song, Hum shaan se jalne nikle hai – which is part of his upcoming series, 1962: The War In The Hills – has the power to move people. With music composed by Hitesh Modak, the music video is a narration of the many sacrifices of a soldier who sets off to serve his country without fearing for his life.
The song is sung by Vijay Prakash, Salman Ali and Hitesh Modak while Lavraj has penned the lyrics. Six other songs in the series have been sung by Sukhwinder Singh, Vijay Prakash, Salman Ali, Shailey Bidwaikar and Shahjan Mujeeb among others.
“1962: The War In The Hills is a very powerful story about bravery and valour; and we wanted an equally powerful soundtrack that brings out the true emotions of the story. Hum shaan se jalne nikle hai has the power to move people and fill them up with pride,” said Manjrekar.
Modak added: “The series is an extraordinary tale of love, sacrifice and bravery, and I wanted to bring out the intensity of these emotions through the different songs. The entire album is a diverse collection of tunes, with each song signifying a different feeling – be it grief, happiness or honour. Working on this project has been a truly magical experience and I hope people are able to relate to the emotions strung in these melodies.”
'The new series 1962: The War In The Hills will take viewers back to November 1962 to narrate an untold story of valour. The series shows how 125 Indian soldiers fought 3,000 Chinese in 1962'
The series features Abhay Deol, Mahie Gill, Akash Thosar, and Sumeet Vyas. It will release on February 26.
Abhay Deol plays an army major who leads a battalion in the series inspired by true events. The series will take viewers back to November 1962 to narrate an untold story of valour. The series shows how 125 Indian soldiers fought 3,000 Chinese in 1962.
“It is an untold story of bravery and valour; and yet continues to be relatable to us today. Director Mahesh Manjrekar has presented a unique view in this war epic,” said Abhay.
Actor Sumeet Vyas recently dedicated a poem to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the nation in 1962. Sumeet paid homage to the martyrs of 1962 in a video he shared on Instagram.
In the video, Sumeet recites a Hindi poem that talks of the soldiers who consider it their fortune and honour to give up their lives for the nation. “This poem is dedicated to all those martyrs who sacrificed their lives in 1962 so that we could sleep peacefully,” the actor says in Hindi at the end of the poem.