Music in the World of Noise

March 15, 2009

Marathi Asmita – Marathi Abhimaan Geet

In 2005, I composed and performed a prayer at the inauguration of the Mumbai Festival, “Tuzha Soorya Ugave Aamhi Prakaashaat Nhaato”, written by Mangesh Padgaonkar and sung by 63 school children. That, in itself, is good news. The bad news was that after the 7 minutes of that song, apart […]
October 23, 2008

In Defence of Marathi

The topic is tricky, but something needs to be said about it. Raj Thackeray is being made out to be a villain, a saviour, a hero, and a traitor. The country is in a jingoistic mood and I am sorry to say that we are in it too. As a […]
June 4, 2008

Ek Packet Ummeed: It’s all about Hope

Ek Packet Ummeed is a TV series running on NDTV IMAGINE and drawing a good response from the viewers. I had the good fortune to compose the title track of this series. I had not done television work for a long time and EPU was a perfect launch pad for […]
May 30, 2008

An Orkut Conversation with a SAREGAMAPA Fan

We use the word ‘fan’ so often that we forget that it’s short for ‘fanatic’. Reproducing here, a short conversation between me and a SAREGAMAPA ‘fan’ on the networking site – ‘Orkut’. It is so fresh that I haven’t had the time to analyse whether this conversation is hilarious or […]
February 17, 2008

Life with You is a Cup of Coffee

A very famous chain of coffee shops in India has this tagline written on its banners – ‘A lot can happen over coffee’. True, but not at the coffee shops which sport the tagline. The loud music, the constantly blinking television sets deprive you of the leisure of having coffee, […]
October 22, 2007

Haqeeqat Ne Aisa Pakda Girebaan: A Child of Night

While doing the background score of It’s Breaking News, the scene that had us (Sameer Mhatre & myself) thinking most was the sting operation scene. We took a lot of pains to do that scene, and I must give due credit to Sameer Mhatre who was at his dynamic best […]
October 8, 2007

It’s Breaking News: The Second Song

My confidence soared after writing the first song. Actually writing lyrics was not something new for me. Few people know that I started my career as a lyricist. It’s an interesting story but Woh kahaani phir sahi! But it has been a long time and after writing the first song, […]
October 5, 2007

It's Breaking News – Trailers

Here are a few promos of It’s Breaking News
October 3, 2007

It’s Breaking News: The First Song

When Vishal first narrated the script of It’s Breaking News, I was as excited as he was. When he offered me the music of the film, I was more than just excited. I was charged! This was something that I always wanted to do – compose music for a Hindi […]
September 27, 2007

Uma Khurana & It’s Breaking News

When the IG Natarajan sting operation was telecast on the news channels, Vishal Inamdar, the director of It’s Breaking News, said that he thought it was a pornographic film being telecast. He remarked that this crooked morality was going to show more of its colours as time went by. After […]