Bollywood Singer-Composer Shivangi Bhayana and Music Composer Rishi Dutta come together for Taapsee Pannu’s ‘Blurr’
Mumbai: Once considered an Indie music wave, rap and hip-hop songs have now become a staple in Bollywood movies. However, it can be incredibly challenging when composing music for a horror-thriller film. Still, Shivangi Bhayana and Rishi Dutta have outdone themselves with their debut music composition for a full-fledged feature film. Interestingly, Shivangi who also writes songs and produces independent music is making her debut as a composer. Since there is a lack of female composers in Bollywood, Shivangi hopes to compose more songs in the future.
While Shivangi is known for her refreshing and soulful voice, Rishi Dutta is famous for his distinctive take experimental approach towards music. Even though the duo has no connections in the industry or any Godfather, they have done a considerable amount of good work and made a mark for themselves in the industry.
Expressing their gratitude, the duo says, “To be honest, the title track has become a reality because of producer Vishal Rana. Despite the fact that we are budding composers, he gave us an opportunity, believed in us, supported us, and allowed us to present this song to everyone. All the love and appreciation we are getting for this track is only because of him. We would love to work with him again in the future.”
Written by Akshay The One and composed by Shivangi and Rishi, the title track ‘Blurr’ has two versions. The female version is sung by Shivangi with rapper Dee MC while the male version is sung by Shivangi with rapper Mellow D.
Talking about the song, Composer Rishi Dutta explains, “This song is a blend of melody, new age, hip-hop, and rap music. Bollywood is mainly about melody because it appeals to the majority. So, keeping that in mind, we made the song in a way which caters to both worlds of the industry. It is a very catchy song, and I am confident that it will grow on you once you listen to it.”
Singer-Composer Shivangi Bhayana adds, “The lyrics will resonate with not just the younger generation but also the older generation. The lyrics are all about the relevance of the film. The film talks about how we can get so unnoticed in this world sometimes if we do not have some credible value in terms of money, status, or power. It is a very realistic film so the lyrics are also very realistic. What we see and what we say do not always match what we do. Our actions speak louder than words. So, the song also talks about the negative side of humanity.”
Directed by Ajay Bahl, ‘Blurr’ tells the story of a woman who is slowly losing her sight whilst trying to investigate the death of her twin sister. Starring Taapsee Pannu and Gulshan Devaiah, it will release on December 9.
With numerous singles and Bollywood songs to her credit, Shivangi Bhayana’s musical journey started at a young age. Staying true to her musical passion, she is a trained singer, composer, and songwriter. Known for her experimental music style and soulful voice, she has lent her voice for songs like “Kudiye Ni Tere” from the film Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi, “Mein Hoon Saath Tere” from Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana, “Chicken Dance” from Love Per Square Foot, “I Wanna Tera Ishq” from Great Grand Masti, among many others. Shivangi, who hails from Vancouver, was honoured with ITA Best Singer Award and Zee5 Awardee in 2019.
Along with singing prowess, Shivangi has also worked as a composer for numerous projects and carved a place for herself in the Indian music industry. She recently composed a song titled “Mann Ki Titiliyaan” for YouTube sensation Prajakta Kohli’s (Mostly Sane) short film Khayali Pulao. She has also given music for Bigg Boss Season 9’s title track “Double Trouble” and theme “Bigg Boss” which is still being used for the current season. She has composed music for the anthem song of the clothing brand Flying Machine, which featured Arjun Kapoor and was sung by Vishal Dadlani.
Famous for his extraordinary music and unique compositions, Rishi Dutta is a music composer and producer. He grew up studying music from Associated Board of Royal School of Music in London. Rishi began his professional musical journey by independently creating a world folk fusion band by the name of Rishi Inc. In a short span of time, the band garnered great success and appreciation through their live performances in India and internationally. This allowed Rishi to move to Mumbai to begin his mainstream Bollywood journey. Rishi, who hails from Delhi, received his breakthrough when he collaborated as a music producer with some of the leading composers from Bollywood, which eventually led him to creating his own music.
His most recent work comprises of several different independent and commercial projects. He has worked as composer for a song and even did the background music for India’s famous Youtuber, Mostly Sane’s (Prajakta Kohli) short film, Khayali Pulao. He is also the composer behind the anthem for India’s Rio Olympics and PVR Cinema’s “Bharat Humko Jaanse Pyara Hai” Reprise Version. In a short span of time, Rishi has established himself as an independent composer, garnered millions of views on his YouTube videos, and carved a niche for himself in the Indian music industry.