27 Feb, 2021

The name Abhinandan rings a bell on both sides of the border — and while the Subcontinent is still arguing over who came out on top after a military face-off in 2019, rapper Ali Gul Pir is out here releasing a song about it.

In March 2019, Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan, who was captured by Pakistan after his MiG 21 Bison aircraft was shot down by a Pakistan Air Force jet, was handed back to his country as a gesture of peace at the Wagah Border.

A video was then released by Inter-Services Public Relations showed the officer conversing with military officials in a congenial environment and acknowledging that he has been treated well. "I hope you like the tea?" a Pakistani officer had asked him, to which Abhinandan replied that: "The tea is fantastic, thank you."

For many, Pakistan demonstrated to the world responsible behaviour as they returned the captured Indian pilot. Gul Pir is one such person, and his latest song 'Chaar Darkht/ Tea is Fantastic' proves just that.

The comedian's song was a humorous tribute to the four trees Pakistan lost in the Balakot airstrike. He sings about fantastic tea and fallen trees while gyrating in a forest in the video.

"This is our celebration of Pakistan's Peace Gesture, Diplomacy, and Goodwill. We will celebrate it as Fantastic Tea Day, where we stand by our decision of returning Wing Commander Abhinandan and averting a nuclear confrontation," said the rapper.

He also mentioned having a lot of respect for men in uniform, regardless of which side of the border they were on.

"We have all the respect for armed personnel from any country, who risk their lives for the security and prosperity of their nations; whether they're from Pakistan or not," he added, reiterating that returning a captured pilot and encouraging peace was a sign of courage and victory on his country's end.

"While war-mongering media outlets may think of this as our weakness, we perceive it as our strength, henceforth we now celebrate 27th Feb as 'Fantastic Tea Day'."

Appreciation poured in after he released the song.

Fan-tea-stic work.


Hamid shafiq Feb 27, 2021 11:56am
Great Ali Indians should watch it and let start talk and resolved all issue and share tea on table
Chrís Dăn Feb 27, 2021 12:18pm
A refreshing song.
Fastrack Feb 27, 2021 12:39pm
Hate earns you failure, embarrassment, isolation, disgrace, defeat, shame.
Fastrack Feb 27, 2021 01:00pm
Fastrack Feb 27, 2021 01:01pm
Ali Gul Pir gives everyone a taste of what Abhinandan had that day ;)
joe Feb 27, 2021 01:07pm
The name Abhinandan rings a bell on both sides of the border "" Yes for sure .But till date I am wondering why did it take 46 days for the foreign diplomats to be taken to show those FALLEN FOUR trees at Balakot by the security agencies. Any valid reason, except that clearance was required to visit Reserve Forest area.
wow Feb 27, 2021 01:34pm
Wow wow wow absolutely brilliant. Love the background vocals too.
A Khan Feb 27, 2021 01:52pm
We thank India for sending Abhinandan. We couldn't have asked for a more meme worthy pilot who has given us countless hours of entertainment.
Zak Feb 27, 2021 01:52pm
Brilliant, really enjoyed it.
Akram Feb 27, 2021 01:55pm
Indians should enjoy the lighter side.
Ayaana Feb 27, 2021 02:13pm
Trying for cheap fame! this world's end?
truth Feb 27, 2021 02:16pm
this guy could have made the PSL the vibes lol
Zafar Naim Feb 27, 2021 02:38pm
The song is fantastic.
Tripathy Feb 27, 2021 03:09pm
Four fallen trees & Pakistan restricts international media to visit the spot for one and half a.month!
RationalBabu Feb 27, 2021 03:18pm
@Fastrack true, so when are you giving up your hatred?
planettrekker Feb 27, 2021 07:54pm
Everyone needs to milk some event for self-glory. Integrity be damned. Artists are no different - they've learnt from the best - politicians.
AinOther Feb 27, 2021 09:59pm
Shouldn't a song basically be musical rather than political? Can anyone seriously listen to this song two times consecutively? I didn't finish even the first time.
Usman Feb 27, 2021 10:47pm
Jaagna to parhayga
Taj Ahmad Feb 28, 2021 04:52am
Great song and a great advice for both nations across the border. Say 'Yes' to love and say 'No' to hate.
NK Feb 28, 2021 10:22pm
@Tripathy Come no now! Come out in reality please.