"Jal-The band" is a collaboration between three exceedingly gifted individuals; Gohar Mumtaz (the lead and rhythm guitarist, composer, lyricist and vocalist), Farhan Saeed (the lead vocalist) and Shazi (Bassist).
Jal released their first album "Aadat", on 3rd October, 2004 but before the release of their album their song "Aadat" was a mega mega hit & rocked the charts worldwide. After "Aadat", followed the blockbuster "Lamhey" which went on to be the biggest hit of this decade so was the popularity of this two songs that it inspired the film makers in B -- Town and the respective tracks were part of movies like "Kalyug" and "Zeher". These two songs just like their name "Jal" made their way into the hearts of million fans worldwide and trickled into the Indian music industry and ended up being colossal hits.
In 2005, Jal won 4 Indus Music Awards which includes "Best Lyrics", "Best Song", "Best Composition" and "Best Band" awards. For their excellent performance in the music industry they achieved "Best South Asian Band Award" from Sahara Sangeet Awards held in USA in 2005. In 2006, Jal won "Favourite Artist India at MTV Asia Award" in Bangkok. The band achieved respective awards for their entire dedication towards music.
In 2007, Jal is releasing their second album named "Boondh" - a drop of JAL. The album contains melodious sound tracks which will rock the chart busters again and will create a new history in the music world again. The whole album is originally created which shows the consideration and concentration of the band towards their work.
The album includes soundtracks which are Sajni, Raatein, Humain Itna Pyar, Moray Piya, Main Mast Hoon (Dhamal), Mahiya, Payal, Chup Chup, Kia Se Kia & Love Sparks Chalte Chalte.The album contains 12 melodious soundtracks which includes 2 slow versions.
The band is releasing their first brand new video "Love Sparks Chalte Chalte" featuring Amrita Rao, Directed by Lalit Ajgaonkar. Cute romantic visuals and the warmth feel of the track are the highlight of this music video, global release slated for 26th March 08.
The second music video "Sajni" has been directed by talented director Bilal Lashari who has honed his skills from "Academy of Art University", California. DOP "Neil Lisk" from USA and a Turkish Animator "Ismail Khan" were especially flown in from Hollywood to assist Bilal Lashari.
The video of "Sajni" presents the eternal drama of love and loss. The fairytale unfolds through stimulating visuals and for the first time we see justice being done to computer generated imagery in a Pakistani production. The skillful direction integrates a mature concept, astounding cinematography, tasteful art design and a solid performance by the band. The result is truly sensational.
Jal is "Taking music to another level" and setting new standards with "Boondh" and very strongly believe that their new album will also create bigger hype in the music industry and Jal will continue their trend setting tradition.