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‘Soundtrack is part of the film’s narrative’

Film composer, singer and lyricist Amit Trivedi first won recognition and a National award for his music in Anurag Kashyap’s Dev D, which had 18 tracks across multiple genres.

music Updated: Dec 11, 2010 19:32 IST
Priyanka Jain

Film composer, singer and lyricist Amit Trivedi first won recognition and a National award for his music in Anurag Kashyap’s

Dev D

, which had 18 tracks across multiple genres.

Emotional atyachar…

a track from the film became his signature tune. But it was Rajkumar Gupta’s

Aamir

, that Trivedi made his debut with.



Continuing that association, Trivedi has composed the soundtrack to Gupta’s next called

No One Killed Jessica

. The film stars Rani Mukherji and Vidya Balan.



Much as in

Aamir

, Gupta and Trivedi on this film too, have worked to make the soundtrack part of the film’s narrative. The album has been produced by Saregama.



Talking about the

Dilli…

track, Trivedi says, “Rajkumar wanted to start the film with a bang. He wanted a very hard-hitting metal rock kind of song. It was his idea to do a track on the city of Delhi.”



He adds that the overall theme of the film’s music was dark, intense and dramatic. “

Dilli…

is a take on the Capital, its spirit, madness and dark side,” says Trivedi. The song has been sung by Tochi Raina, Shriram Iyer and Aditi Singh Sharma.



Another song,

Aali Re…

goes with the vibrant yet arrogant attitude that Mukherji’s character is like. Filmed around Vidya Balan’s character Sabrina Lall,

Yeh pal…,

sung by Shilpa Rao, comes at a point where she is “totally dejected”. “Lall is depressed and frustrated. The song showcases her state of mind at that point in life,” says Trivedi. But the songs are not only about dejection, there’s also some hope in

Dua…”

informs the composer. Sung by Meenal Jain, Joi Barua, Raman Mahadevan and Amitabh Bhattacharya, the last track is full of hope and aspiration. “It’s a candlelight march song,” he says.