Wake Up Sid is almost going the Dev.D way. After composing the music for Dev.D, Amit Trivedi, who is doing the background score for the upcoming Wake Up Sid, has added five new songs to the narrative.
“Initially, I was only supposed to do the background score for the movie, but after I read the script and spent some time with director, Ayan Mukherji, I decided that instead of a normal background score, I will compose a few songs that will take the story forward,” says Trivedi.
Most of the five songs are a minute-long, while one song, Jahan main chaloon, is around three minutes long. “All songs are situational and most are romantic. One each has been sung by Salim Merchant, Tochi, Neuman Pinto, while two songs
are sung by Amitabh Bhattacharya,” says Trivedi.
The new songs also include a male version of Iktaara, written by Amitabh Bhattacharya, which is the sole song that Trivedi has contributed to the music album of the film. The other songs are five original tracks composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.
“Ayan had recorded the music for the movie with Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy much before he approached me for the background score. The songs that I have composed for the background are similar in genre, and on the same plane as those songs. I had to maintain the same sound for the movie,” explains the composer, who debuted in Bollywood last year with a stunning musical score for Aamir.
While all 18 songs that Trivedi had composed as part of the background score, made it to the music CD in the case of Dev.D, the songs for Wake Up Sid were composed only after its CDs hit the stands, and thus didn’t make it to the album.
Though there are no immediate plans to put the new songs on a fresh batch of the film’s music albums, Trivedi is optimistic. “If the movie becomes a huge hit, we will ask our producer, Karan Johar, to make a Wake Up Sid 2, and we will put these tracks in that album,” he laughs.
After this Ranbir Kapoor-starrer, Trivedi’s next big release as a composer would be the Abhay Deol-Sonam Kapoor starrer, Ayesha, directed by Rajshree Ojha, which is said to be a remake of the Jane Austen novel, Emma. Other movies that he’s scored music for are Anurag Kashyap Productions’ Udaan and Raas Leela.