New Delhi: After an innovative promotion campaign, which saw lead actor of the film Riteish Deshmukh turn 'Chindi Chor', a new rap song of the film...
New Delhi: After an innovative promotion campaign, which saw lead actor of the film Riteish Deshmukh turn 'Chindi Chor', a new rap song of the film features Olympic Medalist boxer Vijender Singh, along with Riteish Deshmukh in the first-ever Bollywood epic rap battle between Mumbai and Delhi.
After an item song featuring three men ('Hum Hain Bankchor'), a song that’s an ode to the ‘bum’ ('Tashreef') and worst of all, a Baba Sehgal song ('Bae, Baba aur Bank Chor'), makers of 'Bank Chor' have come up with a song based on the globally popular format of the ‘epic rap battle’.
The new song called 'BC Rap Knockout: Mumbai vs Delhi' features Vijender along with Riteish.
The rap battle is a one-of-its-kind musical bout between two sides, and the 'Bank Chors' have cashed in on the age-old rivalry of India’s two most loved cities, Mumbai and Delhi, for it.
Riteish Deshmukh, who plays Marathi Manoos Champak Chiplunkar in the movie, leads the Mumbai side in the rap-off, while the Delhi side is led by India’s Olympic medal-winning boxer Vijender Singh himself, in a special ‘knockout’ appearance, making the song officially the coolest thing about the movie.
Officials at Yashraj films, which is producing this comedy film, 'much like the punches he exchanges in the boxing ring, Vijender has traded rap punches on the song, delivered to the voice of underground desi rapper Pardhaan, while Riteish’s voice is given by the original Mumbai gully rapper, Naezy.
' Both rappers are managed and repped by One Digital Entertainment, which collaborated with Y-Films on this special track.
Composer Shameer Tandon and lyricist Varun Likhate had a blast working on the song too – giving each side enough ammunition for Vijender and Riteish to have the time of their lives in the epic face-off in the music video.
The song also ties back to an ongoing gag in 'Bank Chor' where Champak (a Mumbaikar) trades insults with his sidekicks Genda and Gulab (who are both from NCR) about which city is better.
A longer version of the same song will be released at the end of the week.
On being part of the rap song in the film, Vijender said,'It was great fun for me to go head-to-head with Riteish on this song because of the 'epic rap battle' format.
I am used to throwing punches in the ring, so this was like a musical bout, where I was throwing barbs at Riteish.
I was proud to represent Delhi in this battle, and hope people take it in the same spirit we made it.
" Speaking about the song, Riteish Deshmukh said,' If there’s one thing I’ve actually loved about doing Bank Chor, it is that I play a Marathi Manoos in it, who’s an out-and-out Mumbaikar.
This song is special to me for the same reason – I got to represent my city, the city of dreams, Mumbai! And as they say, agar DilliDilwalonkihai, toh Mumbai sabki!” Says composer ShameerTandon, “I have had a fantastic relationship with Y-Films on several songs, and each time, we end up doing something even madder together.
This song, being India’s first epic rap battle, was another crazy journey for me, since two of India’s coolest rappers Naezy and Pardhaan have sung on it.
Hope not just Delhi or Mumbai, but the whole country enjoys our rap knockout!” Being promoted by Yashraj films as 'India’s stupidest comic thriller', 'Bank Chor', directed by Bumpy and produced by Ashish Patil, releases in theaters on June 16.