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Indian ocean to compose music for Aamir Khan next film


Popular band Indian Ocean, which changed the course of contemporary fusion music in India with its album ‘Kandisa’, has been experimenting with Bollywood music and its latest project is in a film being produced by Aamir Khan.

‘We are composing three songs for a film which is being directed by a newcomer called Anusha and will be produced by Aamir Khan,’ Amit Kilam, the group’s drummer, told IANS.

After receiving rave reviews for its unique style of music, Indian Ocean entered Bollywood with Anurag Kashyap’s controversial film ‘Black Friday’.

Even though the music was completely out of the league and unusual, it was highly appreciated, especially the song ‘Bande’.

The group is also composing music for ‘Mumbai Cutting’ and ‘Bhoomi’.

”Mumbai Cutting’ is a compilation of 12 short films on Mumbai and we have done one song for Anurag Kashyap’s short film,’ Kilam said.

‘We are also composing music for a new film ‘Bhoomi’ currently under production. We are supposed to compose six songs for the film,’ he added.

Rahul Ram anchors Indian Ocean along with Sushmit Sen on the guitars. While Asheem Chakraborty plays the tabla, the versatile Kilam accompanies on the drums and many other forms of percussion as well as vocals.

Kilam said it was a good time to create music in Bollywood as it was going through a transitional phase and becoming more open to unconventional tunes.

‘Bollywood is opening doors and using different sorts of music a lot more than before,’ he said.

‘Since the reach of the industry is tremendous, when Hindi films use composers like us or other young bands and young singers, then the kind of music we create has a bigger chance to reach out to more people,’ Kilam added.

The band was in the capital to perform at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT).

Indian Ocean’s genesis dates back to 1990 when it came out with its first album. In 18 years, it has brought out four albums – ‘Indian Ocean’, ‘Desert Rain’, ‘Kandisa’ and ‘Jhini’.

The band has also performed in London, at the New Zealand Arts Festival, Melbourne Arts Festival, Smithsonian Folk Life Festival (Washington), Tokyo, Indonesia, Germany, Singapore, Italy and Dubai.

‘We don’t feel a lot of difference when we perform in India and when we perform abroad. It’s only that the audience size is a little smaller in the west because everything is organised to accommodate a set number of people. In India the number is much more,’ Kilam said.

Indian Ocean is known for their amalgamation of rural, urban, world and classical music.

November 19, 2008 Posted by | music | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Anushka teaches Shah Rukh to groove in ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’



wanna c d video of Sharukh n Anushka Sharma jus click to see the full song

A new promo for Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi has Bollywoood debutante Anushka Sharma teaching Shah Rukh Khan to groove to the stirring beats of the song Dance Pe Chance.

In the promo, Anushka Sharma shows some impressive dance skills which could well make her the darling of young Indian cine goers in the days to come.

Indeed, it is interesting the way

Yash Raj is promoting her in their promos, focusing on her almost as much as they are focusing on Shah Rukh Khan, which is probably a measure of their confidence in the talents of the promising young star that they discovered after a nation wide search.

November 17, 2008 Posted by | cinema | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Yuvraaj a Subhash Gai creation…..

Yuvraaj starring Salman khan,Katrina Kaif…Music:A.R.rehmaan



The film is said to be a typical creation of SUbash Gai.In thios movie salman plays a  role of a warrior.The movie is much awaited and people are waiting to see Salman in his 6 pack.whether slmaan will come first in the race in which King khan is leading checkout the movie relwasing next friday.It  is believed that Subhash Ghai was shooting for Yuvraaj on a 10 day schedule in Panvel. While Salman who is also known for his hospitality invited everyone for a lavish dinner party on the last day of the shoot.

A close friend of Salman says “Yuvraaj is 75% complete but Salman doesn’t need any reason to celebrate. He keeps such celebrations with his friends at his farmhouse. Last week he invited Anil Kapoor, Zayed Khan, Subhash Ghai and others at his farm house where Katrina played a perfect host. This puts this rumor to the rest that Salman and Katrina are no more a couple.”

Speaking about the bash Subhash Ghai said “It was great fun at Panvel shooting with these actors, who were full of excitement. Salman was also a perfect host by inviting us to his Panvel farmhouse.”

It seems Salman who plays title role in Yuvraaj, has same qualities in real life too!

November 16, 2008 Posted by | cinema | , , , , , , | 1 Comment