The rainy season is upon us—and with it, comes this warm and fuzzy feeling where we all cuddle-up, drink warm tea and listen to our favourite tunes indoors. This is the time to feel mushy and we’ve got you the perfect song to hum to this monsoon! The popular music composer duo, Salim-Sulaiman are back with yet another banger! ‘Maangi Duaein‘ is a song dedicated to millennial love starring our favourite influencers, Mr. Faisu and Ruhii Singh. Intrigued yet? Here’s everything you need to know about the song many millennial couples will be able to relate to…

Faisal Shaikh, Ruhi Singh (Source: Instagram | @mr_faisu_07 @ruhisingh12)
Faisal Shaikh, Ruhii Singh (Source: Instagram | @mr_faisu_07 @ruhisingh12)

About the song

This song is composed by the ultimate music composer duo, Salim-Sulaiman. It is also the first release under their new record label-Merchant Records which is in partnership with Qyuki. This song has the signature Salim-Sulaiman tune and spunk to it that we all love to jam to. It’s penned beautifully by Shraddha Pandit and is sung by Raghav Chaitanya who gives it his own flavour and charm.

Here’s what Salim Merchant had to say about the song,

A lot of relationships don’t work out for various reasons. ‘Maangi Duaein’ is a song that expresses the feelings of two people who are really in love but don’t get together; for some reason, their love is incomplete. Presented by Merchant Records and Qyuki, ‘Maangi Duaein’ is one of those timeless pieces of music that I hope and pray will continue to stay.

Sulaiman Merchant also is really excited about this and said,

We are very excited about launching the first song, ‘Maangi Duaein,’ under the label of Merchant Records in partnership with Qyuki. We intend to release a lot of new and fresh content through this label.

Influencer and digital superstar Mr. Faisu is over the moon about this song and said,

I am very happy and honoured to feature in the music video for ‘Maangi Duaein’ by the iconic Salim-Sulaiman, who are one of my all-time favourite musicians. Collaborating with Ruhii was a lot of fun—she is an excellent actor and I had a blast shooting for the video. Hope our fans will like it!

When asked how she felt working on the song, former Miss India, actor and content creator, Ruhii Singh said,

Shooting for the song with Mr. Faisu was a fabulous experience. Salim-Sulaiman are the best at what they do and it was fantastic to be a part of this music video. ‘Maangi Duaein’ is a beautiful song with great visuals and Faisu is a very sweet person. I had a great time shooting the music video and am really looking forward to the response.

If you haven’t had the chance to watch the video, here it is!

This song is a tribute to the late Samir Bangara (Co-founder & MD, Qyuki) who passed away last month. It is created in his memory and his vision that inspired and guided hundreds of artists and creators he mentored.

To this, Salim quoted,

‘Maangi Duaein’ is a dedication in honour and in loving memory of my late friend Samir Bangara. Samir really liked ‘Maangi Duaein’ a lot and I wanted this song to be the first release under Merchant Records, a label which Sulaiman, Samir, Sagar and I, had been thinking about for a couple of years. We are continuing with Samir’s dream, we are continuing with his spirit and we are keeping him in our hearts and our prayers.

And Mr. Faisu, who has been guided, mentored and transformed by Samir added,

Samir sir was my biggest source of inspiration and motivation. He believed in me and pushed me to chase my dreams. He was my teacher, guide and like an older brother, and I want to dedicate this song to him. Samir sir, you will always live in our hearts and we shall make you proud.

We’re sure this song is going to touch a million hearts because of the passion, hard work and intent behind it. And as Samir would always say before starting something he truly believed in, “Let’s do this“!

RIP Samir, you will forever be in our hearts.