Perfection only needs a stage and Royal Stag Barrel Select MTV Unplugged Season 7 is the perfect stage to feature India’s musical perfection. Having given the country some of the most magical raw renditions, Royal Stag Barrel Select MTV Unplugged is back with yet another mellifluous season, this time giving us an insight into the musical talents of musical maestros like Vishal Bhardwaj, Shankar Mahadevan, Farhan Akhtar, Papon, Monali Thakur and Armaan and Amal Malik. Serenading the audience with stripped back versions of songs from some of India’s biggest hitmakers, the greatest musical property will be coming back into full swing on our television screens on Saturday 9 December at 8 PM only on MTV.
After garnering unparalleled success in its sixth season by raking in an overall reach of around 130 million viewers on social media platforms, the latest season of Royal Stag Barrel Select MTV Unplugged ensures to be nothing less than the best. This season is special in every sense as it brings together the popular musical families of our nation on one platform. Bringing back the good old days of Maachis, Vishal and Rekha Bhardwaj will give an unforgettable premiere to this season. Brother Armaan and Amaal Malik will give tribute to the yesteryear music composer and their grandfather Sardar Malik with Main Rahoon Ya Na Rahoon song. Bringing together three different generation of music will be the singing trio of Mahadevan family; Shankar Mahadevan, Siddharth Mahadevan and Shivan Mahadevan.
Launching the seventh season of MTV’s biggest musical property, Ferzad Palia, Head, Youth, Music and English Entertainment, Viacom18 said, “Year on year we have been surpassing audience expectations and surprising ourselves with each new season of Unplugged. The latest season features a unique and beautiful confluence of soul- stirring vocals and interesting musical arrangements, doing away with anything that distracts from what is pure. This year as well, the audience will be privy to a great line up of artists who will be transforming some of their biggest musical numbers to the unimaginable in a more vulnerable and intimate setting. It’s going to be fascinating to see artists like Vishal Bharadwaj, Shankar Mahadevan, Farhan, Papon, Monali and others going unplugged and recreating songs that people love so much.”
Talking about his fondness towards the show, Vishal Bhardwaj said; “MTV Unplugged is a platform where artists can display their musical talent and exhibit their potential to the fullest. In its last six seasons, the show has elevated the threshold of creativity that entails a unique mix of both mainstream as well as classical music. Both me and my wife, Rekha Bhardwaj, are ardent fans of the show and have followed every edition of it. I am delighted to perform at MTV Unplugged, more so as I collaborate with Rekha. I eagerly await and look forward to my participation in the show.”