Pakistani singer Ali Sethi’s Coke Studio hit ‘Umraan Langiyaan’ will be highlighted in the documentary. The song, sung as duet with Nabeel Shaukat on Coke Studio Season 8, are going to join the likes of Lana Del Rey, Nick Cave, Cat Power and Michael Stipe, according to a press release. Only Sethi’s portion of the eight-minute song is going to be in the documentary.
How did ‘Umraan’ land up in the documentary? The documentary sets a spotlight on the hard work of the protagonist’s lawyer friend Rabia Chaudhary who fought against for his re-trial after he was sentenced to a life sentence plus 30 years. Based on a press release, she was paying attention to Sethi’s version of ‘Umraan Langiyaan’ as she was studying the case.
“It’s always heartening to know that your work affects people,” stated Sethi in a statement. “I can’t wait to watch the film.”
The song will be highlighted in the second episode of the documentary.