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Irshad Kamil, who has also written for ' Shabd ', joins Gurdas Maan in writing the title track ' Des Hoyaa Pardes '. A sad number where the protagonist is missing his roots in a foreign land, it is a poignant narration of separation and loneliness. Jagjit Singh's rendition will surely manage to bring tears to the eyes, especially for the ones living abroad. Gurdas Maan gives him good company in this title song that aptly brings an end to the album.

' Des Hoyaa Pardes ' has some good soulful tunes that are attached to the roots and hence quite melodious and hum-able. Following the success of ' Jee Aaya Nu ' and ' Asa Nu ... ', it should be lapped up well in the North India (especially Punjab) and Indians based in US/Cananda/UK. Lilting music and star presence of Gurdas Maan and Juhi Chawla should also ensure that both the music and movie make an impression for the target audience.

This film is set in Punjab during the period of unrest where terrorists with their dubious activities altered the notion of Punjab for a long time. Post operation blue star Peace and fun loving people of Punjab went through a traumatic phase which changed their lives and their perceptions forever. One such case was that of an educated humble farmer Gurshan, to whom tilling his soil meant most, and that's what he did to run his little family comprising of his old mother and father, and a young bubbly sister Guddi. Surviving through the social unrest, the family saw some ups and downs and destiny added another member into their lives. Things started to look much brighter for this humble family and with time the old wounds healed and pains forgotten.

And then came the fateful night and the fateful knock on their door that changed their entire lives forever. A man of patriotic values was broken of his notions, the parents deprived of their love, and sister left with unfulfilled dreams. A family who was a mere spectator of the oppression and unjust ways of the system become its hard hit victims."Tinka tinka baney alahna, bhikrey teels teela, rul gaye des veedes, Des hoyaa Pardes." This line sums up the course the lives of this loving family takes, and what happened in revealed through the film



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