BIG Music releases Sikandar’s music
Posted on: March 5, 2009
BIG Music has launched the soundtrack of ‘Sikandar’; a co-production between BIG Pictures and filmmaker Sudhir Mishra's production house - CineRaas Ltd. Set in the picturese valley of Kashmir, with childhood, innocence and terrorism as backdrop, the film is a remarkable journey of the young Sikandar. This gripping story also deals with the exploitation and manipulation of innocent people in a place which has witnessed decades of violence and insurgency.
Piyush Jha has written and directed this suspense thriller. The film stars Parzan Dastur (child actor in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai), Ayesha Kapoor (child artist from Black), R. Madhavan, Sanjay Suri and Arunoday Singh. The music of the film has been scored by Sandesh Shandilya, Justin-Uday & Shankar Ehsaan Loy where the lyrics have been penned by Prasoon Joshi, Neelesh Misra and Kumaar.
Prasoon Joshi was so moved by the film and the theme, that he wrote ‘Dhoop Ke Sikke', a special song on the innocence of childhood and its surroundings. Shankar Ehsaan & Loy have brought the joyful and sensitive childhood innocence to the song. Neelesh Misra dedicates 'Gulon Mein' to Faiz Ahmed Faiz, the famous Urdu poet. Sung by Mohit Chauhan and KK, there are two versions of the song. Justin-Uday set the words on fire with some brilliant guitar work. Yash Narvekar & Hrishikesh Kamerkar bring in the spiritual factor with 'Allah Hoo'. Questioning Sikandar’s decisions and choices, the lyrics of the song are set on a slow, rhythmic pattern by Justin-Uday. With the story based in Kashmir, the director has added the fresh, new voice of Mehrajuddin, a young boy from Aru – J&K, to sing 'Arzoo'; which is a traditional 'Naat', sung by Muslims in Kashmir. Shilpa Rao comes in for the female single 'Manzaraat' - a shot, peppy number recounting the circumstances of the protagonist. Hrishikesh Kamerkar & Hamsika bring in the optimism and the arrogance of youth with 'Chaal Apni'.
BIG Music has planned a slew of activities for marketing of the film music, including special tie-ups with TV and radio partners. A special video on the song ‘Dhoop Ke Sikke’ has been shot for the promotion of the music. The video features Shankar Ehsaan Loy performing to a live crowd, with visuals from the film adding to the social message that the video conveys about children and the effects of terrorism on innocent lives.
Kulmeet Makkar, Chief Executive Officer, BIG Music & Home Entertainment, says, "Sikandar’s soundtrack is a rare one. We have the best of lyricists and composers collaborating for making some spectacular music. The ‘Dhoop Ke Sikke’ track with Shankar and Prasoon stands out. Mohit Chauhan and KK have done some incredible singing for ‘Gulon Mein’. The entire album is a music lover’s delight”.
We do hope that the music of Sikandar will ‘rule’ the charts.
About BIG Music & Home Video:
BIG Music & Home Entertainment has taken significant strides towards its objective of emerging as the dominant player in Indian Music & Home Entertainment.
Apart from releasing chart-busting music of Hindi films like Luck By Chance, Rock On!!, Love Story 2050, Johnny Gaddaar and Cash, the company has also released blockbusters such as Welcome, Jodhaa Akbar, Singh is Kinng and Rock On!! On home video.
The company is the exclusive licensee to 3 of Hollywood’s prestigious studios Universal Pictures International BV, Warner Home Video, Paramount Home Entertainment Global & Dream Works Animation SKG, Inc. With its robust pan India distribution network, the company will ensure reach for these Hollywood products, not only in urban market but also mass markets.
BIG Home Video has also released the best of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters straight to your Home. Watch the Oscar-nominated drama, The Kite Runner, a movie about love and betrayal. Grab you’re seats soon with action flicks like The Mummy 3 and Hellboy 2 as they take you through a trip down adventure lane. Follow Leonardo DiCaprio uncover a lead on a major terrorist leader in Body of Lies. Get your dose of superb Sci-Fi and animation with The Clone Wars as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Master Yoda lead the massive clone army in a valiant effort to resist the forces of the dark side.
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