New Delhi: Superstar Aamir Khan is gearing up for the release of his film ‘Lal Singh Chaddha’, with composer Tanuj Tiku revealing that the film required over 150 persons to compose the musical score. Explaining what a brief he was given, Tanuj Tiku shared to a leading daily, “It was a slice of life film. Aamir sir loves Panchgani which is why we worked there with a bunch of musicians. We played live, jammed together, and made thematic music there. Within two weeks, all the thematic material and character motifs were read.”
The composer further credited Aamir Khan and film director Advait Chandan for creating an atmosphere of creativity for a leading daily.
“culture [Aamir’s production house], and Advaita’s connection with him is remarkable. There is always a plan, but the process is organic. We watched the movie, and immediately decided to jump into score composition. Me and my team started to think, and we [primarily used] Violin, Piano and Guitar. We would perform the subjects live for them, and the first few days were spent just sampling them [chunks]Listening to music and creating different color palettes for different characters and themes depending on the brief.”
Tiku was certain that he wanted the orchestral influence to be evident in the score in keeping with its theme. He admits that generating a score over 19 minutes posed a set of challenges, especially since it had to be recorded live. “But the story is beautiful, and we wanted the score to complement it. Harmonic language, and simplicity of character are at the core of the film. There are layers of music that help tell the story. Over 150 people worked on the score.” The music of the trailer was recorded in Budapest.”
Laal Singh Chaddha, produced by Aamir Khan Productions, Kiran Rao and Viacom18 Studios, also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Mona Singh and Chaitanya Akkineni.