Anuragi – Aazadi (Official Music Video)

We read about freedom, dream about freedom, rejoice in the notion of freedom, teach, advocate, and hope for freedom, but what do we mean by freedom? are we having this liberty for?
We are having this liberty in order to reform our social system, which is full of inequality, discrimination and other things, which conflict with our fundamental rights.

We gave a call for freedom back then. We raise a call for freedom now.
The real Aazadi is yet to be achieved. This 15th of August, we reignite the spirit of Aazadi, we raise the voice of the people of today's India - Voices that ask for freedom!!!
Stand with us on this Independence Day, and call out - "AAZADI"

Today, we celebrate a page of our history that was turned, for our nation's free will - a positive page, a promising one.
But did we cherish it well?
Let us come together and turn the page of our present, to celebrate our future too.
Some raised a call for freedom, in a corner, this year. On this day of our Independence, let us take that call forward, together.
Presenting "AAZADI" by Anuragi

  • Abbas Shamael Rizvi
  • Abbas Shamael Rizvi and Dr. Rajesh Anuragi
  • Anuragi Records
  • Rajesh Anuragi
    Key Cast
  • Abhyuday Pharasi
    Key Cast
  • Surya Singh
    Key Cast
  • Bobbin Afroz Masih
    Key Cast
  • Ashish Mishra
    Key Cast
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    Music Video
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    4 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 15, 2016
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    7,352 USD
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Director Biography - Abbas Shamael Rizvi

ABBAS SHAMAEL RIZVI is primarily a Delhi based Cinematographer, Lighting Cameraman and Photographer, with Ten years of experience in Film, Television, Documentary and Corporate Film Camerawork for clients like Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, National Geographic Channel and Fox Traveller
He has won many awards, including 'Best Television Cameraman' award at the Indian Telly Awards.
His films and photographic works have been showcased both nationally and internationally and won appreciation.
Although, Abbas has co directed a few fiction works and short films, Aazadi is his first solo Directorial debut.

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Director Statement

AAZADI is the call of freedom and liberty, from social stereotypes and discrimination and also the dominant ideologies that are responsible for prevalent ills in Indian society.
The beautiful and captivating music and composition by Anuragi, needed to be heard and seen in a strikingly effective visual way. Hence, me and my team collaborated with the music group Anuragi to translate this powerful musical piece into a music video that would strike chords with Indians and motivate them to think about these important issues that shape the fabric of our country today.
The concept of the video was worked upon in such a way as to include and appeal to all faces of our country, be it be, social strata, regional identity or age. The need was to involve and appeal anyone who watches this video and related to it.
The video tries to portray the existing problems, the hypocrisy existent in us, and in the end with the growing crescendo of music and lyrics, ultimately, encourages the audience to break free from the shackles of these problems, and change our beliefs for the cause of equality, mutual respect, justice and the fight against those prevalent problems.