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This Jagga Jasoos song is inspired by Bihu; features Katrina’s Bihu dance

Music composer Pritam Chakraborty has taken inspiration from the melodious Assamese Bihu folk music for a new song in Anurag Basu’s Bollywood film ‘Jagga Jasoos’.

‘Galti Se Mistake’, a new song from the film’s album, has the Assamese touch. Plus, the video includes Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif dancing Bihu with other dancers in Assamese attire. Here’s the song:

Music producer Dhrubajyoti Phukan, who belongs to Assam, said in a statement: “Pritam has given a chance to Assamese Bihu folk song on such a big platform. Generally the northeast folk songs are often neglected by mainstream (Hindi) music. But we have tweaked the song in such a way that people from other regions of India can relate to it and enjoy it.”

“There is always a crescendo at the end of the song in Bihu. It consists of a multiple layer crescendo which varies from slightly loud to faster and louder feel. The same tone as Assamese Bihu has been kept in this song,” he added.

The song is sung by Arijit Singh and Amit Mishra.

Talking about the song’s technical aspect, the music producer said, “There is a rift of Pepa (wind instrument), which has been modified to merge in the original composition song and plus we have used sample groups to make it sound like electronic Bihu and not raw Bihu.

“The Pepa tune has been chopped in such a way that it has to be matched to typical Assamese phrases like mix of six to eight groups playing some phrases in 4-4. It’s a unique colour of Bihu which has been very nicely used in this hook part. There is hardly any music in the world where this kind of technique has been used and it sounds great,” he concluded.

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