Ali Noor really hasn’t been having the best time these days. The musical prodigy suffered stripped criticism after his rendition of Junoon’s beloved ‘Sayonee‘ in Coke Studio Season 10 with Salman Ahmad and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. The song is a soft spot for many Pakistanis, all who grew up incredibly fond of Junoon; hence it came as no particular surprise that many would be wary of a rendition on such a profound platform like Coke.
Fans didn’t take a liking to ‘Sayonee,’ and felt nothing did justice to the original
*washes ears with acid after listening to this rendition of sayonee*
— ? (@beeonprozac) August 18, 2017
Listened to Sayonee again & have to say everything @sufisal touches, turns to shit.
Must have been Ali Azmat's genius that made junoon great
— Sajid Khan (@DrSajidKahn) August 27, 2017
NO ONE can sing Sayonee better than Ali Azmat himself!
Salman Ahmad should stop ruining Junoon's legacy, its so disappointing for the fans.
— Abdullah Qureshi (@AbdullahQureshi) August 18, 2017
— Erum Shamim (@ErumShamim9) August 21, 2017
And while some put blame on Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Pakistanis to RAHAT after listening sayonee in CS10 pic.twitter.com/exgBO1lYhs
— Naeem….. (@aflaatoon1) August 18, 2017
As Rahat first said Sayonee… pic.twitter.com/5kCRFB34GZ
— Muhammad Asif Nawaz (@asifnz) August 18, 2017
Spotted RFAK at the airport. 100 RTs and I go tell him how much he sucked at Sayonee.
— Haseeb (@HaseebTheShah) August 26, 2017
Others indicted Coke Studio of murder of the first degree
Coke Studio murdered Sayonee… ?
— ♣ (@Lammister) August 20, 2017
And some were just giving a heads up to others
Weekly #CokeStudio round-up.
Don't blame it for disappointing you. Blame yourself for expecting too much pic.twitter.com/81uqfjZoCK
— Chachi Chatters (@ChachiChatters) August 19, 2017
While trollers haven’t considered a ceasefire, bullets are still pouring down over the three musicians, in particularly Ali Noor…
VJ Anoushey Ashraf took to Snapchat to troll dear friend Ali Noor about the faux-pas that was ‘Sayonee.’ She posted a series of snaps in different scenarios throughout the day, mocking Ali Noor in a light hearted manner about the song, taunting him with ‘chain aik pal nahi’ and chuckling along with the humble musician, who played along delightfully.
Have a listen to ‘Sayonee‘ below!
What do you think of Ali Noor playing along to the joke?