What are Aashiqui 2 music composers Mithoon and Ankit Tiwari doing in Samrat & Co?

Sat, April 12, 2014 3:30pm UTC by Add first Comment
Samrat & Co, Aashiqui 2

The ace music directors are elated about their upcoming venture. Read on to know why…

Rajshri Productions known for their genre of family entertainment, is now gearing up for a new wave and an unexplored genre with Samrat & Co. Along with the film, the music is equally out of the box, different and entertaining, just like the banner’s previous films. Of course what you expect out of Rajshri, their melody and good music, dance numbers, romantic songs, is all there, but what you’ll witness in this one is a completely new avatar. The Aashiqui 2 music composers Mithoon and Ankit Tiwari have teamed up again for Samrat & Co.

After winning accolades for their sound tracks in Aashiqui 2 the duo Mithoon and Ankit Tiwari are back with a body of work well sculpted for the Rajshri Productions. The music launch of the film took place recently in the suburbs breaking away from the traditional music which Rajshri is synonym for.

When quizzed the Samrat Rajeev Khandelwal about it, he said “As this is a true blue detective film, Kaushik Da was very firm about the fact the music or songs of the film have to be centered on the story of the movie, and not just be placed for the sake of it. The music is completely in sync with the premise, and they definitely take the story forward. I’m very happy that the hit combo of Aashiqui 2 are the forces behind Samrat’s music and they have done complete justice to the soundtrack.” It is said that the music plays an integral part of the film and at the same time it is not a song & dance film, there are two contrasting songs which have been composed by Ankit and a romantic track composed by Mithoon.

Mithoon who is quite elated to work with the Rajshri Productions said, “It has been an absolute pleasure working with Kavita ji and the banner. I have grown up watching their movies. When I got a call from Kavita ji, I was curious to find out how it would be working together but honestly, she’s a great person and she gave a lot of space to me and waited for me to deliver since I had asked for a certain amount of time. Kaushikji on the other hand had researched all my work and was very meticulous in his approach. That made it easy for me to come up with the song as I base my songs on the characters. The song is called Shukar Tera, has been rendered in the lovely voices of Chinmayi and Arijit, very special to me as it originates from deep within. I’m looking forward to how listeners receive it and react to it.

Ankit who is quite excited to be part of this project said, “Firstly, it was my dream to work with Rajshri Productions,since ever. Working with Kaushikji and Kavita ji was great fun. I think Kaushikji is a very intelligent director jinke saath maine pehli baar kaam kiya hai. I believe that passion is a critical component of success….aur mujhe Kavita ji aur Kaushikji dono mein hi wo passion dikha. I was given a clear and to the point brief that jo party songs Rajshri banata hai vo aapko nahi karna hai. The entire approach was that jo dhamaka Tequila mein hai utni hi rooh is song mein honi chahiye… a song which we can immortalize. The only person we thought of, who could sing and get the song to be a hit was again Shreya Goshal in her melodious voice”.

Releasing on 25th April 2014, Samrat & Co. is produced by Kavita Barjatya under her family banner Rajshri Productions and is directed by Kaushik Ghatak. Now only time will tell us whether the music of the film becomes the main talking point of the film or not. Just like Aashiqui 2, we hope to have a great album coming our way. Hai na peeps?

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