Superintendent of Punjab Police, Gurjot S Kaler's latest track 'Bandeya' by B Praak and Jaani highlights an important issue
After belting out songs like 'My Hero Farmer' and 'Dil Se Salaam', Gurjot S Kaler is back with his third single. The song, titled 'Bandeya' stands out in his discography for highlighting a very important responsibility we overlook sometimes, taking care of our parents when they need us.
It is a melodious track that tugs at the heartstrings. It makes for an interesting amalgamation of poetry, art, and a palpable projection of reality. The video portrays the story of an elderly woman who is left behind in an old age home by her son. What follows is an emotional tale of love between a mother and a son.
The tag-line of 'Bandeya', roughly translated means, ‘Money cannot buy real happiness. Love and respect your parents'. The track is composed by B Praak with lyrics penned by Jaani. The poignant video has been directed by Arvindr Khaira.
Kaler is the Superintendent of Police (SP) in Punjab Police, India. Currently, he is in the UK and working with the Avon and Somerset police force in the domain of digital policing. His love for art and life comes alive through his songs and his career as a writer and mountaineer. He is known for highlighting important and sensitive issues through his music projects and visual poetry.
Sharing his excitement, Gurjot S Kaler says, “I’ve always been passionate about spreading social awareness through my passion projects. This is a topic that I feel very strongly about. Music is the best way to reach out to a larger audience and there’s nothing bigger than disseminating important messages through my songs. With 'Bandeya', I want to convey that no matter what you achieve in life, you must never stop loving and respecting your parents. I would sincerely like to thank B Praak, Jaani, and Arvindr Khaira.”
Talking about composing 'Bandeya', musical sensation B Praak says, “I’m happy that I could be a part of the track. It made for an interesting collaboration with Gurjot Kaler and Jaani. It is themed on a relevant and moving issue. Bandeya, apart from touching the audience’s hearts, will make them think. I hope it is loved and appreciated.”
Lyricist Jaani adds, “Writing such a deeply profound song was an interesting experience for me. B Praak has composed such a melodious track. Gurjot Kaler’s vocals are like a cherry on the cake. Nothing makes me happier than writing songs that have a social appeal. I’m sure that everyone will relate to the song.”
'Bandeya' is a Times Music and Speed Records exclusive release and is available to watch/listen on Speed Records YouTube channel. It is also available on all streaming platforms for you to enjoy.