Ali Sethi's latest song 'Chan Kithan' is a Cinderella tale with a twist

Ali Sethi's latest song 'Chan Kithan' is a Cinderella tale with a twist

Ali Sethi sets the bar high with his deep vocals in this song
26 Jun, 2017

Ali Sethi's voice can evoke any emotion he wants and his latest offering is proof.

Released on chaand raat, Sethi's song 'Chan Kithan', is Punjabi gothic and the story is a Cinderella tale set in the modern age.

The video stars Mira Sethi, Mikaal Zulfiqar and Mehreen Syed. Mira plays Cinderella while the other two play lovers. However, this tale is not your regular Cinderella story, it's got an interesting twist at the end.

Images got in touch with Ali Sethi regarding his latest song and here's what he had to say.

"The word 'gothic' has many meanings, one of which is 'portentously gloomy' or broody. To that extent the lyrics are gothic: they convey a lonely maiden's half-tender, half-threatening interrogation of her elusive 'chan' or beloved. Our video is also very nocturnal, and shows our heroine drifting about a licentious house-party in a macabre black abaya. Longing, moonlight, a black abaya, shattering glass -- I think it fits the bill," said the singer.

While we thought the music, video (storytelling aspect) and wardrobe (by Studio S) may clash with each other, Ali thought otherwise.

"It’s a standard concern. But you also can't do without those three components. Ultimately we wanted to tell a story -- one that hasn't been told from this perspective. I think our efforts were aligned on that front."

Mira was all praise for the song and said it's "beautiful, Ali's rendition delicate and soaring. It's the perfect song for anguished love."


shah Ji Jun 26, 2017 12:56am
pathetic song as well as video doesn't have any connection between lyrics and video. the song composition is not up to mark. now people have money so that they make videos songs to attract people.
Peace Jun 26, 2017 01:40am
Loved to see Lahore in Video.. Mikaal is a very handsome man. He hasn't been given a character yet.
syed ahmed Jun 26, 2017 01:53am
Sng is OK but video is unnecessary and spoiling the song.
PAKMAN Jun 26, 2017 07:04am
Theme a bit cliched - does have originality, I liked it, thumbs-up.
Nausheen Jun 26, 2017 02:59pm
The setting, theme, stars & vocalist transported me to the 70s/80s Era of Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Saeed Jaffri, Rekha period where words did not speak much but expressionshe said it all. It's a very long journey to reach that epitome of art of innuendos but its the first step in that direction. Good luck.
Jaber ishaq Jun 28, 2017 06:05pm
This is a very good composition and a good combination by all the musicians and vocalists , a wonderful rhythm, tempo, scale.....but its lyrics is not clear I can't understand the lyrics sang by Ali Bhai plz upload its lyrics too because I'm myself a singer and this song perfectly suits my vocals and I'm gonna prepare it with modifications........plz upload the lyrics soon..