By: Subhash K. Jha, IndiaFM
Monday, August 06, 2007
Contrary to reports about Monty Sharma being under pressure to deliver the right background music for Sawariya the podgy versatile composer has actually started work on the non-vocal aspect of the film's epic music on Wednesday August 1.
Says a source very close to the project, "Where's the question of Monty being pressurized by the director to scrap and redo the background music when in fact Monty began composing Sawariya's background score only on Wednesday morning?" Prior to that Sanjay and Monty spent more than one year finalizing the tunes, vocalists and arrangements for all the songs.
Says the source, "Though the music of Bhansali's films has always been a predominant motif, never has so much stress been put on putting across the drama and emotions of the script through the songs. There are love songs, mujras, a qawwalli...its Sanjay Leela Bhansali's most ambitious score ever."
No wonder the most eagerly-awaited music soundtrack of 2007 is undoubtedly Sawariya. Now it can be told. Sawariya has a total of 12 songs by singers as varied as Alka Yagnik, Kunal Ganjawala and Richa Sharma. Not all the songs will feature in the film.
Coming back to the background score, Monty Sharma has already proved his passion and prowess in the non-vocal arena with his background scores for Sanjay Bhansali's Devdas and Black. "Monty is expected to take at least the next two months to compose the background music. That's how long it took him to do the score for Black," adds the source. The music will be released in September while the film's release date remains unchanged at November 7. A separate album of Sawariya's background score is expected to be released after the film's release.