McDowell’s No.1 Soda launches this original track for the festival of lights in partnership with Hungama Digital Media Entertainment
Mumbai, 29th October 2019: McDowell’s No.1 Soda Yaari Jam Originals, has always been an enabler of strong bonds of friendship with fascinating stories of yaari that are brought alive through music. After the massive success of its latest originals “Apni Yaari” by SANAM and “Yaarder Shonge-The Festive Song” by Sunidhi Chauhan and Anupam Roy, McDowell’s No.1 Yaari Jam Originals has partnered with renowned musicians Tanishk Bagchi, Darshan Raval and Jonita Gandhi to release its next original song “Yaari Ka Circle”. The new musical track celebrates the spirit of festivities and encourages everyone to celebrate these moments with yaars rather than being confined in their homes.
The original featuring the trio has been written and composed by the ace musician Tanishk Bagchi. The inspiring track is soulful, lively and full of emotions. The music video has been created and produced by McDowell’s No. 1 Soda in collaboration with Hungama Digital Media Entertainment.
With this original, Tanishk Bagchi, Darshan Raval and Jonita Gandhi, relive the fervor of what it meant to celebrate the festivities together with the whole community. Celebration meant putting up beautiful lamps and lights, decorating homes with Rangolis, exchanging gifts with family and friends, inviting friends and neighbors and celebrating it together. Today, with changing times, we live in a digital world with barely any real connection with the world around us. The song encourages everyone to open to newer friendships and celebrate festivities wholeheartedly beyond the boundaries of the internet. It inspires everyone through the line that defines friendship “Akele Thoda Kam hai, Yaaron se bane Hum hai” to get together with your yaars and families alike.
Talking about the launch of the original, Tanishk Bagchi said, “Growing up in times when we celebrated as a community and not as families, this song reflects the world we live. I loved creating this Festive Melody also looking by the lyrics, ‘Dil ke darwaze ko khol, tatolo rishta naya’, I hope the song inspires the listeners to welcome yaars in their hearts and not just home.”
Adding to it, Darshan Raval said, “I grew up in Ahmedabad where any festival meant getting together, decorating our houses and celebrating it with family and friends. In times where we are only connected over phones, we must step out and celebrate offline too with our yaars.”
“Celebrations are always incomplete without our friends... of course they would be, we’re our true selves when we’re with them. No matter how many pictures we take, or how much we light up our homes, we’ll always feel that disconnect if we don’t spend time with those we love. This track is a reminder that festivities are the best time to have fun and celebrate with our friends and family together,” added Jonita Gandhi.
Amarpreet Singh Anand, VP Marketing and Portfolio Head, Diageo India, said, “McDowell’s No.1 Soda has always believed that celebrations are best when you are with your yaars. The festive season is a time when everyone tries to meet old friends and make new ones too. With this track, we look forward to bringing people together and enjoying the festivities with smiles and loads of entertainment.”
Siddhartha Roy, COO, Hungama Digital Media said, “Music plays an important role in our culture and festivals. It has the power to unite people and encourage a spirit of togetherness. We are glad to partner with McDowell’s No. 1 Soda and create such mesmerizing musical experiences for listeners and viewers worldwide. We are certain that the magic created by Tanishk Bagchi, Darshan Raval and Jonita Gandhi will find a special place in the hearts of the listeners this festive season.”
Soumini Sridhara Paul, Vice-President, Artist Aloud, Hungama Digital Media said, “We are delighted to work with Tanishk Bagchi, Darshan Raval and Jonita Gandhi, three of the most talented musicians that we have in the country. Independent content is fast gaining momentum and is being appreciated for its originality by listeners. We are certain that listeners across the world will be moved by the song’s message and vocals.”
ABOUT DIAGEO INDIA
Diageo India is the country’s leading beverage alcohol company and a subsidiary of global leader Diageo plc. The company manufactures, sells and distributes an outstanding portfolio of premium brands such as Johnnie Walker, Black Dog, Black & White, VAT 69, Antiquity, Signature, Royal Challenge, McDowell’s No.1, Smirnoff and Captain Morgan. Headquartered in Bengaluru, our wide footprint is supported by a committed team of over 3500 employees, 50 manufacturing facilities across states and union territories in India, a strong distribution network and a state-of-the-art Technical Centre.
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About Hungama Digital Media Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.:
Hungama is a leading digital entertainment company in South Asia. Founded in 1999, Hungama has remained at the forefront of the Internet revolution in India and created exceptional digital experiences by combining entertainment and technology. With the aim to include more consumers under the umbrella of digital entertainment, Hungama has worked towards introducing destinations that make digital content consumption simpler and at the same time, enriching.
Hungama’s portfolio covers a wide spectrum of services that have touched over a billion lives in more than 190 countries. These include Hungama Music – one of the most popular music streaming platforms, Hungama Play – the go-to destination for video streaming, Artist Aloud – a platform for independent artistes and Hungama Games – a developer, publisher, distributor and marketer of mobile games. Leveraging its distribution and aggregation strengths, Hungama is also able to work with telecom, DTH, ISP and OEM partners to create unique and engaging entertainment destinations for consumers.
Over the years, Hungama Digital Media has garnered the trust of the investor community and has received investments from Intel Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Xiaomi and others.
Headquartered in Mumbai, Hungama also has offices in Delhi NCR, Dubai, Singapore and Dhaka. For more information, please visit www.hungama.org