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|Single by Entity Paradigm|
|from the album Irtiqa|
|Released||June 12, 2004|
|Genre||Alternative rock, Progressive rock|
|Length||6:41 (album version)|
|Songwriter(s)||Ahmed Ali Butt, Danish J. Khan|
|Producer(s)||Zulfiqar J. Khan, Fawad A. Khan, Mekaal Hasan|
|Entity Paradigm singles chronology|
"Waqt" (Urdu: وقت, literal English translation: "time") is an alternative rock-influenced song by the Pakistani rock band Entity Paradigm, from their 2003 album Irtiqa. It was released as the fifth single from the album in 2004. The single was a hit and reach #1 on the music charts. Waqt features many electronics, live strings and guitars. The song was written by the band vocalist, Ahmed Ali Butt and Danish J. Khan.
The music video for "Waqt" was directed by Umar Anwar. The whole concept of the video was by Zulfiqar J. Khan who also played a major part in directing and producing the video. Zahir Ali was the editor of the video with Ali Mohammad being the D.O.P.
The video was shot in Lahore at Walton road. This video has also been a favorite among MTV viewers.
The videos starts off with a girl playing and Fawad A. Khan giving support to Xulfi as he's lying on a wheelchair. The song starts off with Ahmed Ali Butt rapping and with the girl seen playing behind. Midway through, the lonely acoustic notes fly from Zulfiqar’s guitar and later get accompanied by an excellently scored string part. Fawad’s grungy vocals get replaced by a more soulful sound that breathes life into the lyrics while the band is seen performing and Fawad driving Xulfi, lying on a wheelchair. Later, Xulfi is seen walking and following the girl. In the end the whole band is seen and the last part shows Fawad driving Xulfi who's lying on a wheelchair.
All tracks written by Entity Paradigm.
|Pakistani Singles Chart||1|
|Indian Singles Chart||4|
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