Within the sub-genre of filmi qawwali, there exists a form of qawwali that is infused with modern and Western instruments, usually with techno beats, called techno-qawwali. An example of techno-qawwali is Kajra Re, a filmi song composed by Shankar Ehsaan Loy.
Recently, A.R. Rahman has composed filmi qawwalis in the style of traditional qawwali. Examples include Arziyan (Delhi 6) and Khwaja Mere Khwaja (Jodhaa Akbar).