Actions films are more about the action, suspense and muscle power rather than music. It is difficult to incorporate songs in an action packed movie, take the recent ‘Don 2’ for example. But the movie ‘Agneepath’ is different according to its music directors Atul and Ajay Gogavale.
“Normally in action films, you don't get many situations where you can add songs. If you see action films, where's the scope for music? Even the original Agneepath had three or four songs,” said Atul Gogavale to IANS.
But in case of ‘Agneepath’, Atul said that it provided enough opportunities for songs to be incorporated.
“Our album has six songs, and we have tried to maintain a good variety with one intense Ganpati song, one qawwali, one romantic number, another song capturing the emotions of a brother and sister... We wanted to give this album our best because it is very special for us,” he said.
Atul and Ajay Gogavale, who have won National Award for their compositions for the Marathi film ‘Jogwa’, said that Agneepath was special and very close to their heart.
“We have watched the original Agneepath at least 200 times. We are so inspired by the aura of that movie and by Mukul S. Anand's background score and can relate with the story so much, that we knew exactly what kind of music we wanted to create for the remake,” Atul said.
“It is almost like a dream come true to recreate that aura, especially because we are such big fans of the film. We wanted to keep the same grandeur of music that people used to listen to in the 1980s, which is missing nowadays. So we used a lot of live instruments and a lot of percussion to bring that feeling alive,” he added.
Their composition ‘Chikni Chameli’, which was inspired by their own Marathi song, has already topped the charts and become a chartbuster. The music duo is glad that they got an opportunity to showcase their composition beyond regional cinema.
“The song is a great move for Marathi cinema because you never had so much confluence of talent withinIndia. The song is very peppy, and Karan Johar wanted us to do a Hindi version of it for the film. Of course, Katrina Kaif's dance has added to the song and we are glad with the way it has been received,” he said.
The movie ‘Agneepath’ is directed by debutant director Karan Malhotra and stars Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Sanjay Dutt and Rishi Kapoor. The movie will release on January 26th.