Y-Films, the youth films wing of Yash Raj Films, launched the 2nd single of India’s 1st Isspeshal Band – the Brooke Bond Red Label 6-Pack Band 2.0. Titled Dil Toh Paagal Hai [Isspeshal Mix], it is a must see.
The ignorant often refer to people with special needs as paagal. The song flips that on its head by telling people that if not discriminating between people or listening to your heart is at times considered crazy, then we all need to celebrate that madness. Because the heart, after all, is crazy.
Check out the song here:
The band is an exciting new music collective of 6 differently abled teens with special needs but incredible music skills and passion. Conceived & Produced by Ashish Patil, the Project is curated by Shameer Tandon. The new version is a collaboration with ace singer-composer-song writer-rockstar Vishal Dadlani.
The iconic track from Yash Chopra’s cult classic has been recreated by Shameer with additional lyrics by Kumaar. The incredible new music video directed by Adil Shaikh features around 100 students, teachers, counsellors, therapists & staff of The Gateway School of Mumbai, a special needs school.
Speaking about it Vishal Dadlani said,
“I may have spent only a few hours with these kids, but these kids have changed the way I look at the world. It’s overwhelming to see these geniuses succeed because I know they deserve this and a lot more. I’m only happy that I got to share a few moments of the spotlight with them, making me a part of their jigsaw puzzle.”
According to World Health Organization’s estimates, 20% of the world requires some form of medical intervention for a mental health issue. But 80% cases go unreported due to the stigma attached. This entire campaign hopes to build greater awareness, understanding, and acceptance about mental health & disability and, of course, create some kickass music along the way that will hopefully drive everyone’s dils paagal.