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Studio album by Call
Released November 20, 2005
Recorded 2002-2005 at Xth Harmonic Studio in Lahore, Pakistan
Heavy metal
Hard rock
Alternative metal
Stoner rock
Length 52:43
Label Sadaf Stereo
Producer Zufiqar J. Khan
Call chronology
Singles from Jilawatan
  1. "Nishaan"
    Released: 2003
  2. "Pukaar"
    Released: 2003
  3. "Shayad"
    Released: 2004
  4. "Sab Bhula Kai"
    Released: 2005
  5. "Bichar Kai Bhee"
    Released: 2006
  6. "Kuch Naheen"
    Released: 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pakistani Music Channel 4.5/5 stars[1]

Jilawatan (Urdu: جلاوطن, literal English translation: "being exiled from a country") is the debut album by Pakistani rock band, Call. It was released on November 20, 2005 and gained huge popularity. It was the second album produced by the band's guitarist, Xulfi. The album was received with quite a bit of critical acclaim as well, spending over a year on the Vibes Charts. [2]


The word Jilawatan means being exiled from one's country, state or mind. The album uses the word jilawatan in the context of being exiled from one's own mind. Xulfi said to MTV Moto:

The majority of the album is pretty heavy and features the drop-d tuning on guitar. The only exceptions to this are Sab Bhula Kai, Nishaan and Bichar Kai Bhee. Sab Bhula Kai and Bichar Kai Bhee feature guitars with the DADGAD (low to high) tuning whilst Nishaan's guitars feature the traditional EADGBE tuning. Almost all the tracks on the album have acoustic guitars except Shayad, Kuch Naheen, Jilawatan and Wujud and all of the tracks, with the exception of Pukaar and Jilawatan, feature guitar solos.

During live performances, the band plays several songs differently from the album. They usually include an unplugged version of Shayad, include a solo in Jilawatan, perform a completely different solo on Sab Bhula Kai and play the piano intro of Kismet a bit differently on guitars.

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed & arranged by Zulfiqar J. Khan and Junaid Khan, except for Shayad & Bichar Kai Bhee music by Zulfiqar J. Khan and Jilawatan, Sab Bhula Kai & Wujud music by Sultan Raja, Zulfiqar J. Khan and Junaid Khan.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Pukaar - پکار" Haider J. Khan 4:14
2. "Sab Bhula Kai - سب بھلا کے" Junaid Khan 5:32
3. "Shayad - شاید" Haider J. Khan 4:53
4. "Kaash - کاش" Haider J. Khan 6:04
5. "Kuch Naheen - کچھ نہیں" Zulfiqar J. Khan, Haider J. Khan 3:53
6. "Soch - سوچ" Haider J. Khan 5:04
7. "Jilawatan - جلاوطن" Haider J. Khan 3:24
8. "Nishaan - نشان" Haider J. Khan 5:37
9. "Bichar Kai Bhee - بچھڑ کے بھی" Zufiqar J. Khan, Junaid Khan, Haider J. Khan 6:01
10. "Kismet - قسمت" Haider J. Khan 4:07
11. "Wujud - وجود" Haider J. Khan 3:47


  • Produced by Zulfiqar J. Khan
  • Recorded & Mixed at Xth Harmonic Studio in Lahore, Pakistan
  • Assisted by Zulfiqar J. Khan

Chart performance[edit]


Year Title Chart positions Album
IM Top 10 City FM 89 Channel V Radio Mirchi
2003 "Nishaan" #1 - - - Jilawatan
2003 "Pukaar" #1 - - - Jilawatan
2005 "Shayad" #1 - - - Jilawatan
2005 "Sab Bhula Kai" #1 #1 #1 #1 Jilawatan
2006 "Bichar Kai Bhee" #1 #1 - - Jilawatan
2007 "Kuch Naheen" #1 - - - Jilawatan


The album has received nominations in several Pakistani award ceremonies. The following list contains all of them.

2nd Jazz IM Awards
  • Best Debut - Pukaar
  • Best Solo - Sub Bhula Kai
3rd Jazz IM Awards
  • Best Ballad - Sab Bhula Kai
  • Best Alternative Rock Song - Pukaar
Lux Style Awards
  • Best Album - Jilawatan
The Musik Awards
  • Best Ballad - Sab Bhula Kai
  • Best Album - Jilawatan
  • Best Lyrics - Zulfiqar 'Xulfi' J. Khan
  • Best Music Producer - Zulfiqar 'Xulfi' J. Khan


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