‘MY ONLY EX­PEC­TA­TION IS FROM MY MU­SIC’

The mu­si­cian talks about his ex­pe­ri­ence of work­ing in gen­res of movies and cre­at­ing mu­sic for them

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City - - CITY | ENTERTAINMENT - Sa­marth Goyal sa­[email protected]

Be­com­ing a mu­sic com­poser was his fa­ther’s dream, and in the span of two years, Shashwat Sachdeva has ful­filled that dream. De­spite be­ing rel­a­tively new in the in­dus­try, the Jaipur-born mu­si­cian has been en­trusted with com­pos­ing the en­tire al­bum for a movie, and with the lat­est re­lease, Uri, the mak­ers even asked him to cre­ate the back­ground score of the film.

“I am thank­ful for all the op­por­tu­ni­ties that have come my way. Hav­ing said that, I have been a mu­si­cian ever since I was a kid. I worked hard, I have been reg­u­lar with my work, and that’s why I got these op­por­tu­ni­ties. I be­lieve that if you are a good tech­ni­cian, you will al­ways have a job,” he says.

He made his de­but with the Anushka Sharma-diljit Dosanjh star­rer Phillauri (2017), and then com­posed all but one song in Veere Di Wed­ding (2018). While the pre­vi­ous films fell some­where in the ‘ro­mance’ cat­e­gory, Uri is a com­pletely dif­fer­ent ball game.

“Dif­fer­ent kind of movies re­quire dif­fer­ent mu­sic, so that it will suit that pal­lette. The en­tire point, at the end of the day, is to make an emo­tional con­nect with the au­di­ence through the mu­sic of the film. Veere Di Wed­ding’s mu­sic was happy and fancy, while Phillauri’s was sim­i­lar but more spir­i­tual. But in Uri, I wanted to show power, ag­gres­sion and of course pa­tri­o­tism, through the songs, and that was my in­ten­tion with it,” he says.

“Even in the back­ground score, I didn’t want to re­peat any sound that has been heard ear­lier. I wanted to cre­ate sort of a sig­na­ture

I am thank­ful for the op­por­tu­ni­ties that have come my way .... I worked hard, I’ve been reg­u­lar, and that’s why I got them. SHASHWAT SACHDEVA,

MU­SIC COM­POSER

sound for the film,” he adds.

While his mu­sic is get­ting pop­u­lar, Shashwat main­tains that he isn’t both­ered about meet­ing peo­ple’s ex­pec­ta­tions. “The only ex­pec­ta­tion I have is from my mu­sic. The only two peo­ple who mat­ter to me, when I am com­pos­ing mu­sic for a film, are me and my di­rec­tor. It’s not easy to lis­ten to ev­ery­one, and then do things ac­cord­ing to them,” he signs off.

Shashwat Sachdeva has com­posed mu­sic for Phillauri (2017) and Veere Di Wed­ding (2018)

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