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BIG Music’s film album ‘Daddy Cool’ to swirl the nation with feet-tapping music

Album includes desi version of Boney M’s cult song “Daddy Cool” amongst other tracks.



Mumbai, August 10, 2009: A funeral gone horribly wrong can only be a laugher riot for those who are not part of it….that’s ‘Daddy Cool’ for you, set to release world wide on August 28, 2009. BIG Music released the music of the film today at Cinemax Versova, amid much fanfare and a mesmerising rendition of Boney M’s 1976 hit number ‘Daddy Cool’ by the film’s music composer Raghav Sachar. From the makers of Masti & Dhamaal, Indra Kumar & Ashok Thakeria ‘Daddy Cool’, is a co-production between BIG Pictures and Maruti Pictures.

The director of the film K Murali Mohan Rao, producer duo Indra Kumar & Ashok Thakeria along with the entire star cast of the film were present at the music launch– Suniel Shetty, Aftab Shivdasani, Prem Chopra, Javed Jaffrey, Aarti Chhabria, Ashish Chowdhry, Tulip Joshi, Kim Sharma, Sophie Choudry, Rajpal Yadav & Chunky Pandey.

The multi-starrer Daddy Cool is a comedy of errors, and adding zing to the music album from the stable of BIG Music is Raghav’s groovy and feet-tapping compositions. The producers have acquired the rights to tune of Boney M’s “Daddy Cool”. Raghav has developed a psychedelic version of Boney M’s “Daddy Cool” – which begins with an Indianised version of the music in the 60s in India, with a hip-hop feel throughout the track, live percussions and Raghav’s signature flute piece. The beauty of the new feel to “Daddy Cool” is not just this – he has also added a Punjabi and a Qawwali feel at some places in the track.

According to Kulmeet Makkar, CEO BIG Music, the music album of Daddy Cool will surely be a hit with the youngsters. “The numbers in the song are peppy; something that is loved by all generations. It is interesting to see how Raghav has managed to give a desi flavour to Boney M’s “Daddy Cool” and this composition will surely be one of the hits of the year,” he said.

Along with the title track of “Daddy Cool”, there is groovy number, “Nasha Nasha”. Sung by Neha Bhasin in her sultry voice, the song is an ode to the ladies featured in the film and has a hip-hop feel to it. The song has some breathtaking mouth percussions for the slow-paced groovy number. There is also a remix version of the same track, which is twice the pace of the original number, which is sure to be on demand in nightclubs in the coming days.

Ashok Thakeria, co-producer of Daddy Cool, said that unlike other films, which are interjected by many song sequences, there are no songs in the film. “The beauty of the film is that the music complements the script, and hence there was no need to have any songs during the film. The songs stand on their own merit, and will feature in the beginning and end titles. The script demands a continuous flow and yet, I am sure the audience will be able to connect the music with such an entertaining film.”

Mahesh Ramanathan, COO, BIG Pictures, the film is a complete package of comedy and drama, well intertwined. "The title track of Daddy Cool is sure to considerably broaden the appeal of the film especially a new generation of younger audiences who have not experienced the power of the original number. Daddy Cool is cool for dads, moms & GenX"

The music album contains seven tracks in all, including remix versions of two songs. True to his style and music repertoire, Raghav has made use of a plethora of instruments for each of the tracks. Raghav said, “My first impression when I was signed on to compose the music for the film Daddy Cool was to create a fresh rhythm to the cult Boney M’s hit number. I am glad to have given a different flavour to the song with desi jibes. Hope the audience like it. But I think “Nasha Nasha” is by far my most superlative composition till date.”

With its hilarious plot, cheeky characters, and of course, groovy music, Daddy Cool is sure to make waves among the audience. The film is about the funeral of a Goan named Douglas Lazarus, and the proceedings is not at all demure – the coffin makers deliver the wrong body; the dead man’s elder son Steven (Suniel Shetty) attempts at an eulogy which includes the description of the rivers in Goa; the younger son Brian (Ashish Chowdhry) who isn’t willing to take care of his widowed mother for the sake if his pet dogs; an insecure Nancy (Aarti Chhabria) who is Steven’s wife; a proud Mrs Lazarus (Suhasini Mulay) who doesn’t consider herself widowed yet. Then there is a doped and nervous Michael (Aftab Shivdasani); expressing his love for Maria (Tulip Joshi); her junkie brother (Chunky Pandey); a knife-wielding suspicious Jenny (Kim Sharma) who finds her husband Carlos (Jaaved Jaaffrey) pleading forgiveness from hot model Ayesha (Sophie Choudry). Confusions and misunderstanding galore, Daddy Cool is sure to tickle your ribs. Log onto www.daddycoolthefilm.com for more information

About BIG Music & Home Entertainment: BIG Music & Home Entertainment has taken significant strides towards its objective of emerging as a dominant player in the Indian Music and Home Entertainment industries. Apart from releasing chart-busting music of Hindi films like Luck By Chance, Rock On!!, 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 the best of Hollywood’s prestigious studios - Universal Pictures International BV, Warner Home Video, Paramount Home Entertainment Global & DreamWorks 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 marketVisit us at http://bigmusic.co.in and http://bigvideo.co.in

About Reliance Big Entertainment: Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL, www.rbe.in) is the flagship media and entertainment arm of the Indian conglomerate Reliance Group (www.relianceada.com). It has a significant presence in filmed entertainment (film production, distribution, exhibition and TV content), broadcasting, studio infrastructure, processing, digital services, music, home video, animation, events, out of home, gaming and new media.

BIG Pictures (www.bigpictures.co.in), RBEL's motion picture brand, has built a formidable Indian film production slate in English, Hindi and several other Indian languages, which it markets and distributes worldwide.The slate has projects with leading production houses and marquee Indian directors, both mainstream and arthouse, including Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rakesh Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, David Dhawan, Anurag Basu, Kunal Kohli, Priyadarshan, Indra Kumar, Madhur Bhandarkar, Sudhir Mishra, Shaji N. Karun, Shyam Benegal, Rituparno Ghosh, Buddhadeb Dasgupta, M.S. Sathyu and Amol Palekar.

In Hollywood, RBEL has signed development deals with Julia Roberts' Red Om Films, Nicolas Cage's Saturn Productions,Jim Carrey's JC 23 Entertainment, George Clooney's Smokehouse Productions, Chris Columbus' 1492 Pictures,Tom Hanks' PlayTone Productions, Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment, Jay Roach's Everyman Pictures and Brett Ratner's Rat Entertainment.

RBEL's associate company ADLABS is India's largest film processing, exhibition and services company.

Reliance Group (www.relianceada.com) is among India's largest private sector, business houses and has interests in communications, financial services, health, energy, infrastructure and media & entertainment.

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