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Arijit Singh On Turning Music Composer for Netflix Film, Pagglait

Arijit Singh has always been a sensational voice. Regardless of the song, his voice always strikes a chord with listeners across the globe.

However, with Pagglait, he takes his musical prowess notches higher by debuting as the composer for it. He exclusively shares with Filme Shilmy:

“I am thankful that just before the lockdown I collected my set up and travelled back to my native place.

I never predicted the lockdown to be for such a long duration but to not risk it, I collected as much as I could (music set up) and spent the whole year working on the minimal set up I had.

Credits to my team who really made this possible.”

Further commenting on the musical process, Arijit says: “Whenever I work on any movie, I always find the written script and shot script different, but this one had unique sync between the script and the way it was shot.

It was the same vibe so there wasn’t a need for rework and I was emotionally involved in the script and the silence in between spoke so much, that it had a specific dynamic in the narrative and that’s done wonderfully.”

Lyricist Neelesh Misra also shares his experience of working on the film’s music: “Working on Pagglait was a beautiful experience.

I had taken a conscious break from writing lyrics for movies because I was not able to connect with the entire process.

I am glad to be back in the industry with Guneet and Umesh who made the songs and lyrics such an integral part of the narrative. I feel privileged to collaborate with Arijit in his first venture as a music director.”

Pagglait revolves around a woman’s life after the death of a husband and how misery is marked by society and her relatives irrespective of the fact that she is in grief. 

The plot thickens further as the completely interwoven satire that was ambiguous at first and drenched in suspense unfolds when she gets to know the shocking facts about her husband. 

The Netflix film is directed by Umesh Bisht and stars Sanya Malhotra, Sayani Gupta, Sheeba Chadda, Rajesh Tailang, Ashutosh Rana and Raghubir Yadav.

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