IIFA each year showcases/previews few of the upcoming blockbusters as a part of the Weekend Celebrations.

One of the films being showcased this year is the much awaited Mission Istaanbul.
This film is a multi-starrer  featuring Viveik Oberoi, Zayed Khan, Shriya Saran, Shabbir Ahluwalia, Nikitin Dheer, Suniel Shetty and INTRODUCING –Shwetta Bharadwaj.
The Film is directed by Apoorva Lakhia.


One of IIFA’s chief aims is creating international relations through collaboration. The music of Mission Istaanbul is by T-Series. The music launched at the IIFA Weekend 2008 Bangkok, is a collaboration of four talented music directors Annu Mallik, Shameer Tandon, Mika, and the debutante Chirantan Bhatt.


IIFA will proudly celebrate the likewise collaboration of  Indian music director Annu Mallik with reputed Turkish singer Ege – who with his soulful sound has surely added a whole new dimension to the romantic track “Jo Gumshuda”.

Annu Mallik’s well known romantic flair coupled with Ege’s soulful sound make this much interesting track with a whole new dimension. T
o keep going with the international act, Balaji Motion Pictures and Popcorn Motion Pictures have bought the rights of a popular acclaimed track “WORLD HOLD ON”, which incidentally has been remixed in thirty six different versions before, but this time over, Shameer Tandon has married Indian lyrics with Turkish sounds keeping the original track intact.

Yet the music of Mission Istaanbul remains faithful to Indian Cinema at the core with Mika’s song. This is a special part of the music album and is created around Viveik’s character, on the lines of the song of Apoorva’s earlier film ‘Shootout at Lokhandwala’, the Aye Ganpat track. This song almost takes off from there and is expected to create waves much like its predecessor, and become the song for youngsters to groove to.


The young pulse is further fostered by Chirantan Bhatt, an upcoming music director who has rendered a very energetic and dynamic title track that encapsulates the upbeat attitude of the film.
He has also come up with the sensational and foot tapping item song “NOBODY LIKE YOU”.
The music of Mission Istanbul mirrors the fervor and vigor of IIFA complete with the relation-enhancing amalgamation of East and West thus rending a unique richness to its composition.