Sulaiman Merchant, along with his composing partner Salim, have created the soundtracks to many of Bollywood’s biggest films including the incredible Chak De India. For their newest project, the soundtrack to the highly anticipated Madhuri Dixit comeback film Aaja Nachle, they have composed a groundbreaking score for Madhuri to naach to, something totally unique.
Sualiaman said, “In Aaja Nachle, we have composed a 25 minute play written in nautanki style, something that small town people can associate with. It has been produced in a new world, western theatrical style, the kind of stuff you get to see in Broadway or theatres in West. The sadness, the pain, the fights, everything has been told in a musical format. There were 9-10 singers and 7-8 actors who’ve dubbed their own voices.” Piyush Mishra, veteran theater actor has written the play that Sualiaman is speaking about.
The rest of the score is also going to be something that has never been seen or heard in a Bollywood film before. “It is one step beyond what Madhuri has done. It has a classical base with contemporary style. There are a variety of songs. There’s an English song, a slow song. There are a wide array of singers like Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and Sunidhi. The music releases on 18th October,” Sulaiman added.
We certainly are on the edge of our seats waiting for the music to release and even more so, in fact we are will be probably falling off our seats, by the time the film release on November 30th!