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Ab Tak Chappan Background Music

"Composing music is a process and is in our mind all the time," says Salim, 30. "You never know when the right chord will strike in your mind and give you creative satisfaction. We practically breathe music," adds Sulaiman, 34.

Ab Tak Chappan Background Music


The journey to Bollywood began when the duo were working on an advertisement jingle. Director Sanjay Gupta, who was working on a film's music in the adjacent room of the studio, couldn't help but overhear their music every time the door opened and shut. He was impressed, and curious to find out more about them.

"He liked our music so much that he offered us work in his film Hamesha. We scored the background music and Anu Malik [Images] was the composer. The song Neela dupatta peela suit became a big hit in 1996, and we never looked back since," says Sulaiman.

"It is only in music that we trust and agree with each other completely. We agree 99 percent of the time on music; there are rare disagreements. We have inherited music from our father," informs Sulaiman.

Their father Sadruddin Merchant was in Chennai composing music for South Indian films and decided to move to Mumbai in the early 1960s. However, destiny led him elsewhere as one fine day he decided that he would no longer compose music and instead became a businessman, manufacturing musical instruments.

Says Sulaiman, "I was born in 1970 and Salim was born in 1974. We have seen musical instruments around us from childhood. We grew up with music. Our dad never taught us music but provided good tutors to teach us. So we learnt the ropes from our childhood and were focused on what we would do when we grow up."

He adds, "Our dad imported all kinds of new musical instruments, and always kept us updated on what kind of instruments are selling in the market. He gave us the best when it came to music but never recommended our name to any of the leading music directors as he felt we should find our own way."

Director: Shimit AminMusic: Salim SulemanStarring: Nana Patekar, Kunal Vijaykar, Jatin Shukla, Yashpal Sharma, Imtiaz Siddique, Dr.Mohan Agashe, Prasad Purandhar, Nakul Vaid, Prakash Purandare, Jeeva, Revathi, Hrishita BhattWith 'Ab Tak Chhappan', Shimit Amin makes his first appearance as director in Bollywood. He is one of those filmmakers who shifted from the career of an editor to that of a complete director. He takes a camera to how real, gritty and harsh face of the Police force that is otherwise shown as either glamorous or a corrupt glitch. Being a film editor, debutant director Shimit Amin cuts his material like a surgeon. With his brilliant performance, he may find a permanent base in Bollywood after this film. Shimit chooses to trade in between fantacy and reality. His realistic approach may work as an hindrance for many to carry on with this film, but for the lovers of realistic cinema, 'Ab Tak Chhappan' is a treat for eyes. The first encounter at the start of the film or the encounter between Sadhu (Nana) and the rookie cop Jatin (Nakul Vaid), in a crowded apartment passage in front of the kids is stunning. Asset of this film is Nana Patekar. The film is based on the life of a Mumbai cop reputed to have killed scores of criminals in gun battles that some critics say were staged. Nana Patekar plays Sadhu Agashe in 'Ab Tak chhappan'. As encounter specialist he is head of a team that has been chosen to remove criminals from Mumbai. Relying greatly on his team Sadhu keeps his heart close to his job. He watches Television, jokes with his friends and enjoys company of his good wife (Revathy) without any indication of a his killing spree. For him killing a criminal is his daily roaster. In one scene from "Ab Tak Chappan", he is shown talking to an underworld don with the contempt of familiarity while he dresses to go out shopping with his wife. With the freedom, confidence and support given by commissioner of police Pradhan (Dr.Aagashe)) Sadhu gives his 100% on job. The tally reaches at 56 (Chhappan as the title speaks). However, the situation changes fast when Commissioner Shuchak (Jeeva) replaces Pradhan. He is one of those who work with Sadhu but feel jealous of him because of his publicity. Shuchak has his own favorites and those who feel, have been sidelined earlier are euphoric. Then Sadhu's life changes in gloom. Within one night, he is considered as villain by the nation. Having seen his wife die a brutal death in front of his eyes Sadhu seeks help from those who had been his target no.1. i.e. Underworld Don Zameer (Prasad Purandare). He also offers him help for his own profit. Its better to watch on screen how and why things occur in Sadhu's life .Nana comes on the screen in a different style than his recent ones in 'Shakti' and 'Aanch'. He has worked in a certain style in this film that is poles apart from his earlier performances down the years. Shimit and Nana work as a team as the film progresses. If 'Ab Tak Chhappan' is called a comeback vehicle for Nana, it won't be wrong. It is only the work of Yashpal Sharma and Prasad Purandare that manages to shine and Kunal Vijaykar too try to show their best, there's Nakul Vaid as the rookie, Wide-eyed, idealistic hero-worshipping. But Revathy is wasted in a miniscule role. No one notices if she was there or not. 'Ab Tak Chhappan' is a Nana film. Technically the film has full marks. Salim Suleman's background music score works as the narrator for the film. Vishal Sinha's camera work is superb he gives the film a totally different look from "Satya" or "Company.The film will be mainly liked by the metro crowd, especially in Mumbai. Down the suburban lanes the film will face tough time at the box office.

Dada Lakhmi Film is based on a Musical journey of Pandit Lakhmichand. Pt. Lakhmichand was a folk artist of Haryana from district Sonipat Village Janti, Punjab , now Haryana , Near Singhu Border. He never went to school but he was one of the most learned personality of Haryana. He was famous as Shakespeare of Haryana . Kabir, ,Gandharv Purush, Bhavishya Wakta, & Surya Kavi, He was born in 1903 and died in 1945. In this short period he became so famous that people used to come on bullock cart from 50-60 miles to listen his Raginis and to watch saangs. He was an actor, Director, Producer, Singer, Creator overall all rounder. Other singers and saangies were so jealous of him. One day a saangi Mixed mercury and vermilion in his food and water, that became poisonous. He lost his voice and the film shows his struggle how he came back to normal and started singing again . Actually the theme of the film is that. let`s go in the land where there is no hatred, no violence, . Only music, love and brotherhood survives.

An extremely amateurish direction spoils this already predictable story even more. There is also an uneven background score which does not blend well with the frames. I found the action sequences so shoddy that for a minute or two I thought I was watching some 80s film. It is quite clear that Aejaz Gulab has a lot to learn and for starters he may need to learn more about handling the camera well. It nearly made me dizzy and so a warning for people with Vertigo, this camera work is tricky for you.

In a sharp swerve away from the tranquility the narrative moves into the smothering crime scene in Mumbai without space for us to exhale. The encounters are brusque, brutal and devastating. The director being an action specialist, weaves the action into the drama and avoids all humbug. There are no songs punctuating the drama,not even in the background. And this must be the only cinema in the underworld in recent memory with no item song.Ah, bliss!

Barring a pungently punctilious background score by Sandeep Chowta which incorporates sounds and streams from the 2004 film, "Ab Tak Chappan 2" avoids trappings and adornments and goes straight for the kill.

But the film remains true to the rules of the gangster genre to the very blood-splattered end. It would be unjust to give away some of the twists and turns. But I must make mention of the space that the director makes for the emotional bond between Patekar and his son. The boy wants to be a full-time musician while the father gently suggests he should think of supplementing his "passion" with a more practical vocation.

Dr. Seshu K M R (P. V. Seshu Kumar).[1], is from Hyderabad developed an instant connection with music at a very early age , Post his Graduation (BCOM)Osmania University 96, PG in Systems management from NIIT 98 and started his musical journey as a Music composer and Sound Engineer, He worked in Hyderabad and Mumbai for a good amount of time to sharpen his skills. However, his passion for music & recording arts made him a Sound Designer and Music Composer[2]. Composing devotionals, jingles and spots for AIR Hyderabad and other corporate companies in initial years gave him immense experience. An award for Best girl child jingle and ad spot 2005-06 from UNICEF and Prasar Bharati got recognition to him.

His vast experience gave him the grip of technical knowhow and expertise in Recording arts & Music. Flowsound is the brainchild of Seshu KMR, a result of his vision, a decade of research and hard work. It is a very rare combination of music and sound with latest technology, a path breaking system of performing and recording arts. With his team of music programmers and audio professionals his last few years were dedicated to build and execute the Flowsound system. This is a unique sound management procedure, which could change the course of global filmmaking[3] and music, audio production.

Seshu started his career as music composer in 2002, along with which he also made his mark in film making where he is involved as director besides music and sound design with featured films, web series and the latest sensation Kala, a music video which has been acclaimed as the best movie video award by Rajasthan International Film Festival[4] 041b061a72


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