Taher Shah and ‘Farishta’ have broken the internet.
Ever since, Taher Shah, a legend in our music industry, announced that he was going to drop a music video for his latest song, people all over Pakistan were hyped up. After all, it’s Taher Shah we are talking about. Mankind’s angel and the man who taught us how to see eye to eye. Pakistanis were dying for his comeback.
IT’S HAPPENING FINALLY!!!
TAHER SHAH’S NEW SONG IS HERE!!!pic.twitter.com/FI0KSVuYuT
— Khurram (@RotiKholDeyo) April 10, 2020
Taher Shah coming to save us all from the abomination that was Masakali 2.0 and to give us real art yusss!
This song will singlehandedly redeem 2020. https://t.co/DwSH0HdwRq
— let me vent (@LetMeVentPlzzz) April 10, 2020
Y’all pretend to hate Taher Shah but deep down you all love him and waiting for his next super-hit song to come out.
— Salman. ⑃ (@SalmanNaseer) April 10, 2020
Taher Shah met all of the expectations with his new song “Farishta”!
Farishta… Insan… Farishta
With amazing poetry-like lyrics and an extremely strong message that touched all our hearts, he once again proved that he is the one that will never fail to revive our music industry.
The visuals of the video are also stunning
If the amazing lyrics and his beautiful voice isn’t enough, the singer also won our hearts with the brilliant visuals in the music video. In the first scene alone, we have a kid flying on a white horse with a rainbow in the background.
taher shah’s farishta is getting the grammy for best music video pic.twitter.com/5eaSocwMvl
— . (@aashnaaaugh) April 10, 2020
TAHER SHAH KING 😍 pic.twitter.com/UYeMkd84uA
— 𝐟𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫˚*. 🌸#YouthWith💎 (@17sjinsoul) April 10, 2020
Taher Shah narrates a beautiful love story
As always, there is a deeper meaning in this video too. While it starts as a flying child (who is also a king), it soon develops into an amazing love story. Our child hero finds a fairy, and he tells her muhabbat tou tum se hi hai, tum bhe tou farishta ho… And then they are seen strolling in the garden and standing on a heart made of rose petals while ‘la la la la’ plays in the background.
Don’t ever say romance is dead.
— Defo NotDigink (@NotDigink) April 10, 2020
— Muhammad Yaseen (@TheMYaseen) April 10, 2020
Some people thought Taher Shah made an Urdu translation of his song, “Angel”
Hmm. I guess the fact that ‘Angel’ starts with “Angeeel…Mankind…Angeeel” and ‘Farishta’ starts with “Farishtaa…Insaan…Farishta” must be what had everyone confused. However, there is a BIG difference. There is no Taher Shah himself in the music video for ‘Farishta’. Obviously, these are two different songs. And even if they arent, songs ko revamp karne ka zamana hai.
LOL taher shah took four years to translate ‘angel’ into ‘farishta’
— …Rabo (@SyappaKurii) April 10, 2020
Taher Shah took 4 years just to learn Google translation.
Farishta is angel, angel is Farishta.
— Pinaki Nanda (@ikanip11) April 10, 2020
Taher Shah practiced Social Distancing from his own video 😐 https://t.co/RKMBFdt1kQ
— Khurram Qureshi (@qureshik74) April 10, 2020
Of course, Pakistanis absolutely loved this new gem
Taher Shah and his song are trending on Twitter already.
Beautiful lyrics and stunning animation, Deep messages and thought-provoking themes. What’s not to love?
While one could critique Taher Shah for being derivative of his own previous work in terms of composition, we have to appreciate his splendid visual presentation and the subtle but still haunting underlying themes of this piece of art. Miyazaki could never. pic.twitter.com/Q7jlLi9uq2
— Hamza (@wingsforus) April 10, 2020
Taher Shah: eye to eye, no lies
— dk (@daanistan) April 10, 2020
— Gumnaam (@moon_djinn) April 10, 2020
When you love someone so much you see their reflection everywhere. What a beautiful message. pic.twitter.com/CE4SN60zLx
— Shumail (@Shumyl) April 10, 2020
Have you seen this song? What are your thoughts on it? If you haven’t, PLEASE do yourself a favor and watch it here.
Let us know what you think!
Cover image via Taher Shah/YouTube