Sachin, Jigar prefer small-budget films over big banners

  • Samarth Goyal, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: May 27, 2016 18:30 IST
The popular Bollywood music composing duo talk about working on small banner films and prefer to work alone on a film. (Hindustan Times)

Having composed music for Bollywood films such as Go Goa Gone (2013) and Badlapur (2015), composer duo Sachin-Jigar says that working in small-budget films is better as such films come with relatively less pressure.

“There is a lot more freedom and creativity when the actors aren’t big superstars or there isn’t a big director associated with the project. When that happens, we can be ourselves and do complete justice to the film and its script. We can experiment with music as well, because we don’t have to worry about how big the director is or big the banner is,” says Sachin Sanghvi .

Listen to a song from Badlapur:

“With bigger stars there’s a bit of pressure on you. There’s a certain expectation from you when it’s a big banner film and you are not free one hundred percent. That’s why, for us making music for films with smaller budgets is the way to go. For example, when we did Go Goa Gone, the music in complete sync with the script, because we were given complete freedom to make music and think about it from a different perspective,” says Jatin Saraiya.

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Although the popular duo have contributed singles in films, yet they feel that they prefer one music director/group to compose for the entire film instead of going for different composers for different songs in the film.

“We have always believed that by doing that (getting one composer on board) the film director shows that he trusts his composer. We have contributed singles because of our relationship with various producers and directors in the industry. But we don’t want to contribute singles to films anymore because that does not show the public our true identity,” says Sachin.

“If you look back, you’d hardly find any successful music album for a film which had more than one music composer or an ensemble to compose the music. While albums which come from solo act or one composer or one team are fairly successful,” says Jigar.

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