Zoya Akhtar talks about the songs of Luck By Chance
Excel Entertainment's and Big Pictures' next Luck By Chance slated to release on January 30 today launched their music. Directed by Zoya Akhtar and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, Luck By Chance stars Farhan Akhtar, Konkona Sen Sharma, Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Juhi Chawla, Sanjay Kapoor, Isha Sharvani and in a very special appearance Hrithik Roshan. The music has been given again by the trio Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy while the lyrics are by Javed Akhtar.
Luck By Chance is already making a mark with audiences since the trailers have been released. This will be Farhan's second film as an actor after Rock On.
Zoya, the film's director, talks about each of the songs in the album:
"I am really kicked with this album. I am an avid listener of music and have an extremely varied taste. I was extremely particular about getting the right sound and the perfect mood for each of the song situations. The film is set in the film industry so we have 2 tracks that are supposed to be part of a Hindi film soundtrack. Those 2 tracks are 'Baawre' and 'Pyaar Ki Daastaan'. 'Baware' is "Rajasthan on acid". It a very upbeat folk dance track fused with a break beat. It is also called the circus song as that is what it is picturised on. The visuals are a frenetic celebration of the Hindi movie item song and I wanted the track to be very Indian but have the pace of a trance track. We have used traditional 'manganyar' singers from Rajasthan on the on the song.
'Pyaar Ki Daastaan' is a quintessential love song. It has a beautiful melody and the kick of the dhol that reminds us of tunes that are famous in love stories in the industry.
'Yeh Zindagi Bhi' has a different structure than what we are used to. It is the song that features the opening credits of the film. It has a trip hop influence.
'O Rahi Re Is Sufi'- classical in influence but instrumented with guitars.
'Sapno Se Bhare Naina' is a drum and base track with Indian classical vocals (raag bhairavi).
And finally the Circus Baware Remix, the 'Baware' track remixed by the Medival Pandits. They have done a beak beat version of the track.
The process for great fun we spent 15 days and came up with 6 scratches. These were the final tunes that went into the album. We never redid a single track. They were just perfect for the situations and the mood. It is a very eclectic album with something in it for everyone."
With an impressive track record of producing hit soundtracks together, Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy, Javed Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, the team now comes out with the music of Luck By Chance.