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 Rajeev Khandelwal-starrer Aamir, that Trivedi made his debut with.
Continuing that association, Trivedi has composed the soundtrack of Gupta’s next venture,
No One Killed Jessica
. The film stars Rani Mukerji and Vidya Balan. Much as in Aamir, Gupta and Trivedi have worked to make the soundtrack a part of the film’s narrative in this case, too. 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 the dark side,” says Trivedi. The song has been sung by Tochi Raina, Shriram Iyer and Aditi Singh Sharma. Another song,
goes with the vibrant yet arrogant attitude that Mukerji’s character is all about.
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 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 candle-light march song,” he says.