Film composer, singer and lyricist Amit Trivedi first won recognition and a National award for his music in Anurag Kashyap’s
, which had 18 tracks across multiple genres.
a track from the film became his signature tune. But it was Rajkumar Gupta’s
, 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
, 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
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. “
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.
goes with the vibrant yet arrogant attitude that Mukherji’s character is like. Filmed around Vidya Balan’s character Sabrina Lall,
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
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.