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Laal Singh Chaddha: Tanuj Tiku on challenges of composing for Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan’s film

Tiku revealed that more than 150 people worked on the film’s score.

  • Shilpa S

Last Updated: 04.40 AM, Jun 14, 2022

Laal Singh Chaddha: Tanuj Tiku on challenges of composing for Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan’s film

Laal Singh Chaddha promises to deliver a desi twist to Tom Hank’s Academy Award winning film Forrest Gump. The Hindi remake of the Hollywood film has its score composed by Tanuj Tiku. The composer recently opened up about the challenges of composing the soundtrack of the film.

In conversation with ETimes, Tiku referred to the movie as a slice-of-life film. The composer said that as Aamir Khan loved Panchgani, they had worked with a group of musicians there to collaborate on the soundtrack. Tiku revealed that they had had live sessions and composed the ‘thematic music’ there. In a span of two weeks, they had finalised the ‘character motifs’ as well.

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The composer opened up about the processes involved in composing the score. He revealed that the team had started on composition of the score after watching the film. They had mostly made use of the violin, guitar and piano. The compositions would be performed live in front of Khan, and the initial few days were spent entirely listening to music, sampling the compositions and using the brief to make different colour palettes for different characters. Tiku also talked about how the culture at Aamir Khan Productions involved careful planning, but in a way that also made the results seem organic.

Tiku said that although composing a 19 minute score had its fair share of challenges, the film’s story was so beautiful that they wanted the score to complement it well. The composer also revealed that more than 150 people had worked on the score, which included 75 orchestra musicians as well. He added that the music for the trailer was recorded in Budapest.

Laal Singh Chaddha will hit theatres on August 11, 2022.

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