If you haven’t heard of Sachin Gupta, don’t be surprised. The name might not ring a bell immediately, but his work you will surely recognize!
Remember ‘Tere Liye’ from Prince? That’s his baby.
Sachin Gupta has also worked on movies like Dil Kabaddi, Jugaad, Chalo Dilli, Prince, Damadamm and Jo Hum Chahein. It was composing tunes for Atif Aslam’s Doorie which got him the needed recognition. Adding to his discography, he’s contributed to Mika’s album Dunali, Ashok Masti’s Clap on the Beat and Alisha Chinoy’s Shut Up N Kiss Me. He also produced tracks for Apache Indian and UK based Khiza and has worked with Pakistani artists Jal, Adeel and Ahmed Jahanzeb.
But what’s most interesting about him is his forthcoming Bollywood project, Isaaq, with Prateik Babbar in the lead and directed by Manish Tiwari.
The story is a modern take on Romeo-Juliet and is based in Benaras.
Yes, you read it right.
Since the story seems to be hatke, obviously the same should apply for the music. The songs would have to keep the spirit of Benaras and the Ganga aarti alive but still have some new age funk for a youthful 2012 connect!
Thus, Sachin Gupta has given birth to a new genre with Isaaq’s music – Folk Rock Fusion.
‘Bhole Chale’ is one such song belonging to the above genre. Sung by Rahul Ram, the lead vocalist of the popular world fusion band Indian Ocean, it is supposed to be a refreshingly new take on Indian music.
“Band culture in India is not huge but lead singers from certain bands like Rahul Ram are truly exceptional voices. That is the reason we asked him to come to Mumbai to sing for Isaaq”, says Sachin.
If Prateik Babbar wasn’t enough to look forward to Isaaq, this Folk Rock Fusion music is definitely a huge incentive to check it out. We’re waiting for it, Mr.Gupta.