6 Pack Band featuring Sonu Nigam – Sab Rab De Bande

After the release of their Pharrell cover, Hum Hain Happy [MV], Hijra band 6 Pack Band is ready with their special collaboration with singer Sonu Nigam in the song Sab Rab De Bande (We Are All Children of God) — based on the couplet by Guru Granth Sahib, in a video showcasing the struggles of the members of the Hijra community who often face discrimination from their families, and disdain from strangers in the streets.

The video directed by Nishant Nayak starts off with a boy putting on make-up and wearing a sari, as he admires the beautiful Madhuri Dixit, when his father finds him out. It then features Sonu Nigam, as 6 Pack Band members are shown in their day-to-day facing society.

You know what I love? Ever since I started watching Bollywood movies, I dreamed of a Hijra movie directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali that’s about a Hijra that dreams in Madhuri Dixit musical numbers– you know, a Hijra version of Dancer in the Dark Bollywood style.

I wish to know who is who in the band, though.

6-PACK BAND: Asha Jagtap, Bhavika Patil, Chandni Suvarnakar, Fida Khan, Komal Jagtap, Ravina Jagtap
OPENING VOCALS: Tajinder Singh
COMPOSER & MUSIC DIRECTOR: Shameer Tandon
LYRICS: Nishant
ADDITIONAL RAP LYRICS: Varun Likhate
MUSIC PROGRAMMED, ARRANGED AND PERFORMED BY: Prem Hardeep Partners In Rhyme
MUSIC PRODUCED AT: PIR Studios UK

CINEMATOGRAPHER: Mithun Gangopadhyay
COSTUME DESIGNER: Niharika Bhasin Khan
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Nikhil Taneja
EDITOR: Farooq Hundekar
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Varun Chaphekar
CHOREOGRAPHER: Nishant Bhat
PRODUCTION DESIGNERS: Prasun Chakraborty, Sushant Panda
ASSISTANT PRODUCER: Sakshi Gurnani
VOICES RECORDED AND SUPERVISED BY: Amey Londhe at Audio Garage Studio Mumbai
MIXED BY: Miles Walker At Silent Sound Studios Atlanta USA (Assisted by Ryan Jumper)
MASTERED BY: Naweed At Whitfield Mastering London UK
MUSIC SUPERVISOR: Ahan Shah
PROJECT EXECUTIVE: Satya Roy
ADMINISTRATIVE EXECUTIVE: Harsh Pandya
ASSISTED BY: Ansh Radia
6-PACK BAND CLAPS FOR: Dr. Piyush Saxena, The Humsafar Trust, Mayur Hasija
SPECIAL THANKS: Madhurima Nigam

BRAND PARTNERSHIPS: Jayesh Kishanchandani, Nidhi Sethia Nair
DESIGN TEAM: Deepak Rawat, Raeel Naik
HAIR & MAKE-UP: Sonu Shaikh
LINE PRODUCTION: Karan Kirar, Nikhil Lad
FIRST AD: Gundeep Kohli
DIRECTOR’S ASSISTANT/CASTING DIRECTOR: Ekaldeep Kaur
SECOND AD: Vriti Patil
SECOND SECOND AD: Nandini Chandrasekharan
FIRST AC: Arindam Bhattacharjee
FOCUS PULLER: Raju Kamat
DIT: Ravi Tiwari
COSTUME DEPARTMENT: Yasmin Qureshi, Komal Vora, Sanchi Gupta, Bhavika Chawda
BTS VIDEOGRAPHER: Rahul Chauhan, Tathagatha Mukherjee
BTS SOUND RECORDIST: Rinku Pathak
BTS EDITOR: Allan Fernandes
STILLS: Yash Rathore
POST PRODUCER: Kiran Magham
POST SUPERVISOR: Joydeep Bora
GRADE: Sanjay Chavan
ONLINE: Chetan Patel
SOUND DESIGN: Kenneth Basumatari
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Baraka Branded Content

amy

YAM Magazine editor, photographer, blogger, translator and part-time web designer. Film junkie, music junkie… and lately series (a.k.a. TV) junkie.

3 Responses

  1. hyucham says:

    It makes me so happy to see transgender people finally being visible in India – even if it’s just one band :)

    • amy says:

      There are a bunch of films that are about Hijra, but they’re not mainstream and are usually regional films (not Bollywood). However, they’re generally really dramatic films, I’m glad to see a group that’s actually happy. They did the group’s introduction a couple of days ago, but they didn’t present them individually so you’ll learn each of their names :( The only one that seems like an individual is the ‘leader’ (in Kpop terms), her name is Fida Khan and she’s the only one that speaks some English. She was also featured in a video of the Hijra community performing the Indian National Anthem.

      This one’s great because it’s a music group, but it’s also an ad for a product that can reach a broader audience, and it’s got a good message.

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