- Artists: Ahmed Jehanzeb & Shafqat Amanat Ali
- Title: Allahu Akbar
- Coke Studio Pakistan Season 10 Episode 1
- Produced by: Strings
- Music Directed By: Jaffer Zaidi
Originally composed by Nisar Basmi and written by Ahmed Faraz, Mehdi Hassan was responsible for popularizing ‘Ranjish Hi Sahi’. In later renditions, Mehdi Hassan added a verse in his rendition ‘Maana Ke Mohabbat Ka’, written by Talib Baghpati.
Jaffer Zaidi masterfully carves out a spectrum of rich textures and emotive musical passages. Ali Sethi takes on this classic masterfully, his voice overflowing with the melancholy of heartbreak and the ache of longing. The minimalist, captivating arrangement speaks volumes of the vision that Jaffer Zaidi has as a music director. He creates an intimate environment of solitude that serves as the perfect backdrop for Sethi’s take on a forsaken beau. The song, intimate by design, carries the weight of an abandoned lover that resonates throughout this fitting tribute to the legendary Mehdi Hassan.