Looking closely at the credits of filmmaker R. Balki’s newest film ‘Chup’ throws up a name we are all familiar with, with a less familiar title.
Amitabh Bachchan as music composer. The makers behind the movie sought to assure Big B fans that it is not a glitch.
Bachchan has donned many hats over the years and has also lent his voice to some iconic songs too. But this is the first time that the King of Bollywood has composed a score and here’s the whole story from the director himself.
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R, Balki said: “It all happened very impromptu. I had asked Amitji to see the movie (‘Chup’). After seeing it, he called me over and he played me a tune on his piano and said that’s what the movie and the characters made him feel.
“He was very touched. I was ecstatic. I asked him if I could use the tune and he immediately gifted it to the movie. Today ‘Chup’ is the first film that has got Amitji's official composition as the score for the credits.”
With the star cast including Sunny Deol, Dulquer Salmaan, and Pooja Bhatt, the movie is helmed by R. Balki and produced by Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Anil Naidu, Dr Jayantilal Gada (PEN Studios) and Gauri Shinde. The original story is by Balki, and the screenplay and dialogues have been co-written by him and critic-turned-writer Raja Sen and Rishi Virmani.
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Pen Studios presents the film, and all India distribution is by Pen Marudhar. The Director of Photography is Vishal Sinha and Music Directors are S.D. Burman, Amit Trivedi, Sneha Khanwalkar and Aman Pant.
Lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi, Kaifi Azmi, Swanand Kirkire. Pranab Kapadia and Anirudh Sharma are co-producers of the film
‘Chup: The Revenge of the Artist’ is scheduled to release on September 23.