First, Kai Po Che took its name from a common Gujarati phrase used during Makar Sankranti (kite flying festival). Now, director Abhishek Kapoor (Gattu) has decided to release a separate music album for the film with only Gujarati songs in it.
A source reveals, “Since the film is set in Gujarat, Amit Trivedi (music composer) visited around seven to eight cities there before he started composing the music of the film. Over there, he met a lot of folk artists.” The source adds, “Amit had several conversations with them about music in Gujarat and he even jammed with them. By the end of his trip, he had sourced several traditional Gujarati songs. He brought back the samples for Gattu to listen to.”
And what was Gattu’s reaction? The source says, “He loved the music. But since the film’s music had to be in Hindi, there was no way he could’ve used them. So he kept one Gujarati song in the Hindi album, and for the rest, he decided to release a separate album only in Gujarati. This is the first time any film will have two albums in different languages.”
The filmmakers will first release the Hindi album, followed by the Gujarati album on Makar Sankranti on January 14. The source says, “The Hindi album will be released in Mumbai while the other will be released in Gujarat. But both albums will be available across the country.”