As I type this post I am sitting in Susmit’s Limaye’s music room in Goregaon. We are in the middle of the 3rd reel of composing the background score for PitruRoon, a movie being directed by Nitish Bharadwaj. Nitish is directing his first movie and his enthusiasm is infectious. We have taken a ten minute break for tea. Susmit and Nitish are collaborating on the tea making while I write this post.
The background score will soon be over and the film will go into the final stages of post production. Although composing and recording the background score is exciting, the part I enjoy most is doing is the songs.
And I absolutely cherished the experience of composing and recording the songs of PitruRoon, which is based on a story by Sudha Moorthy.
The first song that I composed for the film was DAYAGHANA RE… a prayer. Ranga Godbole, also the producer of the movie is a prolific lyric writer. He penned the song in a little above 10 minutes, so the ball was in my court. For this song, I did what I usually never do. I composed two tunes for the same lyrics. Nitish chose this one! I myself was in favour of this tune. The words Dayaghana Re were like a calling. The prayer was different from most other prayers because it was not a prayer that asked or demanded but thanked in gratitude.
There was a lot of discussion on who the singer should be and I came up with the name of Roopkumar Rathod, whose fan I have always been. I believed that his voice would suit Sachin Khedekar on whom the song was to be picturised. Also Roopji’s voice had the magnanimity and contentment. I always find his rendition very spiritual even in a romantic song.
In the arrangement too there were a lot of discussions with Susmit Limaye who arranged the song. The interlude before the first verse uses a string & horn arrangement to denote the vast landscape of the countryside. We also used the bamboo flute, played by Varad Kathapurkar to underline the rustic Indianness of the song. The percussion is altogether acoustic (played by Vijay Shivalkar & Mandar Gogate) which accounts for the earthy sound. We have used as many acoustic instruments in the song as possible.
The song released on Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM, last week and has been getting good reviews. Next week I shall write about the other song… Man Moharale sung by Hamsika Iyer and Hrishikesh Ranade. Till then sing along with Dayaghana Re… A prayer of gratitude and contentment!
© Kaushal S. Inamdar, 2013
आज के समय में अहोभाव और धन्यवाद की भावना से भरी प्रार्थना कितनी दुर्लभ है। किसी भी माँग या शिकायत से परे सिर्फ जो मिला, उसके लिए आभार का भाव। अच्छा गीत बना है, आपको बधाई। लेकिन पूरा गीत की टोन हाय पिच में है, धन्यता को व्यक्त करते हुए यदि यह कुछ मृदु रहती तो शायद भाव और प्रभावी ढंग से पहुँच पाते।
Parag ji thank you for your comment. The reason for the high pitch of the song is that the song is for a film. It is shot outdoors and the high pitch represents abundance. If the song is picturised indoors, it is all right for it to be in a low pitch. But when one composes for a film, the scenario has to be taken into account too.
Keep reading and do keep posting your comments.
Really nice sir. I am a big fan of both of you. Your music direction especially for balgandharva movie and bhatkanti serial with used to be telecasted on alpha marathi (now zee marathi) was really superb. I am in the final year of engineering in electronics and communicationand also, I am learning tabla since 15 years and I love music very much. I also have a hobby of collecting instrumental music albums of Pt.Shivkumar sharma and Pt.Hariprasad Chaurasiya. Most of the background scores used by you in bhatkanti are from the albums of Pt.Shivkumar Sharma and Pt.Hariprasad Chaurasiya. Till now, I have collected majority of albums. But, I would be very grateful to you if I could get the names of the albums which you had used for bhatkanti.
Thank you Sir.
खूप छान वाटले हे गीत ऐकून, एक वेगळा प्रयत्न केला आहे, खरच प्रयत्न सफल झाला आहे. खूप-खूप शुभेच्या.
a very beautiful composition sung equally beautifully . you are one of the composer close to our hearts and it is really nice that you have started this blogpost we really appreciate you giving insights to what goes into song making.
i have always loved your music right from BHATAKANTI , DAULAT TO AJANTHA, and looking forward to many more melodies from you.
surekh…nehmipramancech Kaushal Da
– sachin kulkarni
-sachin P. Kulkarni
Keep it up!…:)
Really Awesome song Kaushal Sir, Mi tr tumcha aadhi passun Fan Hoto aani aata tr khrach Khup Bharaun geloy he gaan Aikun… Kharach Khup fresh aani junya Bhavnaa taje karnare as he gaan aahe Hats off to you Kaushal sir, Awesome god give you more nd more nd more energy…
Namaskar Kaushalji.Mala hya ganyacha rhythm khup avadla.madhlya gaps madhil rhythm & music variationscha ha prayog sunder zalay..Dayaghana re..chya jagaa rupkumarjinni chaan gaylya ahet.Tumhi dilele he music khupach freshning ahe.Tumhala khuup shubhechhaa..
This song takes one to the era of melodies, the composition much to the likes if Pt.Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Pt.Srinivas Khale.
Great to hear from Rokumar Rathod, compsed by Kaushal is absolutely fantastic.
Greta job Kaushal, I tryely admire your dedication to music and marathi film industry.
A big thank you to all of you who heard the song and posted their replies!