Mumbai (ANI): Music of Bollywood film Tahaan which is a fable about an eight-year-old boy Tahaan and his donkey was released in Mumbai on Tuesday. The film has been extensively shot at picturesque town Pahalgam in Jammu and Kashmir. At the music release function whole Bollywood glitterati were present.
The film Tahaan is produced under the banner of 'I Dream Productions'. The film is directed by award winning director Santosh Sivan who is known for his films Asoka, The Terrorist and Before the Rains. Sivan's Tahaan stars Purav Bhandare, Rahul Bose, Anupam Kher, Sarika, Victor Banerjee and Rahul Khanna. Tahaan depicts a fable-like journey of the eponymous eight-year-old boy, whose life revolves around the pursuit to find real purpose in his little world.
Speaking to the media, one of the two music directors of the film Taufique Qureshi said that a lot of original Kashmiri music has been used in the film. "I have used original Kashmiri music in the film which has been recorded in Kashmir. I have used a lot of instruments like Santoor, Rebab and Tumbaknari and many Kashmiri folk artists have also sung in the film. I have tried improving this music without distorting the original essence and I hope that you will enjoy it," said Qureshi.
National award winning actress Sarika is fascinated by the film's background score who said it was too nice and soothing to hear. “I feel that the background score composed by Taufique in the film is fabulous. It is very Kashmiri and soothing to hear and you don't feel that an orchestra comprising 50 musicians is used to compose the music of the film Tahaan. It is very nice," said Sarika.
Besides Taufique Qureshi, Adnan Sami has also composed the music of the film while Mehboob has penned the lyrics. Plethora of singers including Adnan Sami, Ritesh Menon, Gulzar Ganai and Sumedha Karmahe has lent their melodious voices to the songs of the movie.
The film is slated for September 5 release.
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