Drop everything you are doing and pay attention! Netflix has just dropped a celebratory song for fans in India for their upcoming action-packed blockbuster film – Red Notice.
The song, by Badshah, DIVINE, Jonita, and Mikey McCleary, in collaboration with Universal Music India, is a groovy new take on the iconic Hindi Song ‘Bach ke Rehna Re Baba’ highlighting the action and adventure packed hunt for Cleopatra’s golden eggs which is at the core of the film.
This is the first time that Badshah and DIVINE have come together to create magic, and have been supported by the charm of Jonita Gandhi and the musical brilliance of Mikey McCleary.
Inspired by the film, the video of the song showcases a thrilling heist and an intense chase for the golden eggs across various locations. The video, directed by Reema Maya, captures the essence of the film and India perfectly through the action-packed video. Just like the video, the artists had an adventure creating the song as they were actually in three different places when the song was made. It was produced out of New York by Mikey McCleary while the singers were in Chandigarh (Badshah), Goa (DIVINE), and Mumbai (Jonita).
Songwriter and rapper, Badshah adds about his experience, “The song Bachke Rehna Re Baba, the R. D.Burman classic, is a perfect song for the hustle of the streets. I was excited to reimagine the song for Netflix, in collaboration with Universal Music India. I am excited to finally see a Divine X Badshah collaboration coming through. I think it’s a defining moment for the current music scene as well. And Jonita is just the icing on the cake. Bach Ke Rehna Re Baba compliments the vibe of the film – fast-paced and full of energy.”
He further added, “We had a great time remaking the song, giving it a modern desi bop vibe, and then shooting it. We took a month to finish the entire song, from the brief to create the mix and then the master. Divine is incredibly talented and I am glad to get this opportunity to work with him. We jammed with each other and with Jonita and Mikey on a couple of sessions to get the feel of the song right. Cannot wait to share it with the audience and for Red Notice to drop on Netflix soon.”
Sharing his excitement, rapper and songwriter DIVINE said, “I’m extremely excited for Red Notice and to be working with Netflix on the project! It’s my third project with Netflix in so many years and it’s always been a pleasure working with their global and Indian teams! It was a lot of fun creating this song with Netflix and Badshah, Jonita, and Mikey. The original is a classic and adapting it to this new age version was a cool experience. Shooting it was another amazing experience as we took some interesting elements from the film and gave it a uniquely Indian twist. Hope the fans love it as much as we did create it.”
Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, Produced by Beau Flynn for FlynnPictureCo; Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia for Seven Bucks Productions; and Rawson Marshall Thurber Red Notice all set to stream only on Netflix on November 12, 2021!