TV9 Exclusive: Wife helped a lot in reaching the music industry, excerpts from a special conversation with Anand Bhaskar, composer of web series ‘Masoom’

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TV9 Exclusive: Wife helped a lot in reaching the music industry, excerpts from a special conversation with Anand Bhaskar, composer of web series 'Masoom'
Anand Bhaskar

Image Credit source: Instagram

When I spent 10 years in a career, I realized that we have a short life and what is the use if we don’t even try what we have in mind. And the biggest hand in this was the fund of my wife who supported me a lot.

People liked the recently released Hotstar web series ‘Masoom’. We spoke to music composer Anand Bhaskar, who composed the background score and songs of this web series, about this web series, his life and upcoming projects, excerpts of which have been brought for you. Know what he said-

‘Masoom’ was a different kind of film, so how challenging was it for you to compose its music?

I did not find it challenging to compose the music of ‘Masoom’ and there are two reasons for that first its director Mihir Desai and secondly the team of Hotstar. Both of them liked the music very much from the beginning and they encouraged me a lot. He appreciated its music from the very beginning. Both are important parts of the project. When I got support from both, it became easy to make music because I got peace in my mind that let’s go in a good direction. When we were searching for the location, I and Mihir had a lot of conversations about the music, what kind of musical instruments and instruments would be scored for it.

What kind of preparation did you do for its making and how was the feedback of the people?

When I listened to the script and then in conversation with Mihir, I took out 8-10 old songs from different people for its reference. And then we decided what should be a common sound. Then I called Mihir to the studio and narrated 3-4 themes made on it which Mihir liked and then we narrated that to Hotstar team, they also liked it but they said that a little more polishing is needed after which this song came .

How was the reaction of the artists of the web series after listening to this song?

Samara, Veer and Manjari, these three have now become good friends of mine. He said that whenever we listen to its music, we used to think wow what music is. He praised me a lot which I am not very used to. When they said that they liked its music and songs, then all the people who have listened to it till now, whether they are the stakeholders of the show or all the people who have heard the music in the industry, all of them have to say that there is a lot of freshness in it. encourages me a lot. I am very happy with everyone’s reaction.

Musically, what is it that inspires you to make this kind of music?

I think Lives is my biggest inspiration. It sounds a bit philosophical but I feel that whatever is going on around me at that time creates my state of mind like if I am angry then I will write my lyrics according to that mood. Then the emotion will come and the melody will come from the emotion. I do not look for such inspiration, but when I look around, I get inspiration. When the situation was found for ‘Masoom’, it became a little easier to do music for it. Whatever happens around me, my music is inspired by that. For an artist, the whole world is his canvas and you get inspiration wherever you look, it just depends on your perspective.

Tell us something about your band ‘Anand Bhaskar Collective’?

My band started in the year 2014 and music was made before the band. After the release of music, 4-5 of my friends came and formed a band. Then after that our line up also changed. The first line up was formed in the year 2015. Everything was confirmed in the year 2018-2019 but we have a band since 2015.

The era of remixes is going on, every song is being recreated, so how do you see it?

I think everyone is trying to live. So they are doing whatever business they think is right from the point of view. Most of the responsibility of this also falls on the audience because they are reacting so much on remixes and recreates as if what happened. If this reaction brings audience to new music, then I think the focus will be less on remixes and recreates and more on new music. There is a huge responsibility on the audience to change this trend. If she wants, a lot can happen.

If someone asks me to remix, I will flatly refuse because it is someone else’s music, they have composed, not mine. I don’t feel right to put beats on someone else’s song and change it. Some people will find this a controversial statement, but I am not speaking to harass anyone, nor am I speaking to offend. I am saying this because this is my point of view, so it should be taken that way.

You had your music in Mirzapur 1 and Mirzapur 2 also, will we get to hear your music in Mirzapur 3 also?

That is the hope. The work has started. If the makers like the songs, then they will definitely get to listen.

How did you get into the music industry when you said you were working in an advertising agency?

I was interested in music since childhood. I got trained in Carnatic style for 17-18 years and I have taken minor training for Hindi songs and play two or four instruments as well, since childhood I wanted to become a professional musician. But when you grow up in a middle family and when your parents are government employees, it happens that music is taken as a hobby. Arts did not get much attention at that time. I was also socially brain washed.

When I spent 10 years in a career, I realized that we have a short life and what is the use if we don’t even try what we have in mind. And the biggest hand in this was the fund of my wife who supported me a lot. When I got fed up with my job, I called my wife first and asked what should I do? I don’t think I will be able to work in a corporate environment so his first words were leave the job. So I said who will pay the rent of the house, then he said that I will look after 5-6 months. You see what you can do in music, how can you earn money.

I got that engagement from there and I quit my job then started singing for advertisements, started singing in few films. Slowly I started telling people that I also compose. By then my two albums had also arrived. Whatever work they get, they listen to Anand Bhaskar Collective and then come to me and say that I like your work, do you make songs in this genre too. As a musician, I feel that I can compose songs of any genre. The series ‘Masoom’ is world cinema. And my next web series ‘Doctor Arora’ is a combination of complete folk music. This is how my journey started and this is my 8th year doing music professionally. And I hope to keep getting more such projects in future.

What are your upcoming projects?

My upcoming project is ‘Dr. Arora’ which has been created by Imtiaz Ali Sahab. Its directors are Sajid Ali and Archit Kumar. Ajay Jayanti, who is my teammate in ‘Masoom’, is co-composing with me in ‘Doctor Arora’. Ajay Jayanti has also composed the music of ‘Thar’. He is a very old friend of mine and we are composing our next series together. Our work on the rest of ‘Mirzapur 3’ has started. One has finished Randeep Hooda’s film ‘Rat on a Highway’, that too is a psychological thriller. There are a few more projects ahead which I cannot elaborate on. When something concrete happens, I will definitely talk about it.

Initially music was not trending in OTT but now producers are focusing more on music too, what is the reason behind this?

I think there is a section in the audience that doesn’t want remixes. They want fresh music. They don’t want old style Bollywood songs because the focus of Bollywood is that there should be a romantic song, there should be a club song. I think a new generation is emerging who only want fresh music and I think OTT has a breakthrough in the Indian market, first Netflix came, then Amazon Prime came, then Hotstar also came then Sony Liv also came in our country. K which is OTT like Hotstar and Sony is Liv.

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He started focusing on music. After the change of mindset, almost all OTTs started running in the same direction. And OTT has made its reach to people’s homes and now everyone can afford OTT subscriptions, after which the makers also felt that we can make music for the audience.

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TV9 Exclusive: Wife helped a lot in reaching the music industry, excerpts from a special conversation with Anand Bhaskar, composer of web series ‘Masoom’

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TV9 Exclusive: Wife helped a lot in reaching the music industry, excerpts from a special conversation with Anand Bhaskar, composer of web series 'Masoom'
Anand Bhaskar

Image Credit source: Instagram

When I spent 10 years in a career, I realized that we have a short life and what is the use if we don’t even try what we have in mind. And the biggest hand in this was the fund of my wife who supported me a lot.

People liked the recently released Hotstar web series ‘Masoom’. We spoke to music composer Anand Bhaskar, who composed the background score and songs of this web series, about this web series, his life and upcoming projects, excerpts of which have been brought for you. Know what he said-

‘Masoom’ was a different kind of film, so how challenging was it for you to compose its music?

I did not find it challenging to compose the music of ‘Masoom’ and there are two reasons for that first its director Mihir Desai and secondly the team of Hotstar. Both of them liked the music very much from the beginning and they encouraged me a lot. He appreciated its music from the very beginning. Both are important parts of the project. When I got support from both, it became easy to make music because I got peace in my mind that let’s go in a good direction. When we were searching for the location, I and Mihir had a lot of conversations about the music, what kind of musical instruments and instruments would be scored for it.

What kind of preparation did you do for its making and how was the feedback of the people?

When I listened to the script and then in conversation with Mihir, I took out 8-10 old songs from different people for its reference. And then we decided what should be a common sound. Then I called Mihir to the studio and narrated 3-4 themes made on it which Mihir liked and then we narrated that to Hotstar team, they also liked it but they said that a little more polishing is needed after which this song came .

How was the reaction of the artists of the web series after listening to this song?

Samara, Veer and Manjari, these three have now become good friends of mine. He said that whenever we listen to its music, we used to think wow what music is. He praised me a lot which I am not very used to. When they said that they liked its music and songs, then all the people who have listened to it till now, whether they are the stakeholders of the show or all the people who have heard the music in the industry, all of them have to say that there is a lot of freshness in it. encourages me a lot. I am very happy with everyone’s reaction.

Musically, what is it that inspires you to make this kind of music?

I think Lives is my biggest inspiration. It sounds a bit philosophical but I feel that whatever is going on around me at that time creates my state of mind like if I am angry then I will write my lyrics according to that mood. Then the emotion will come and the melody will come from the emotion. I do not look for such inspiration, but when I look around, I get inspiration. When the situation was found for ‘Masoom’, it became a little easier to do music for it. Whatever happens around me, my music is inspired by that. For an artist, the whole world is his canvas and you get inspiration wherever you look, it just depends on your perspective.

Tell us something about your band ‘Anand Bhaskar Collective’?

My band started in the year 2014 and music was made before the band. After the release of music, 4-5 of my friends came and formed a band. Then after that our line up also changed. The first line up was formed in the year 2015. Everything was confirmed in the year 2018-2019 but we have a band since 2015.

The era of remixes is going on, every song is being recreated, so how do you see it?

I think everyone is trying to live. So they are doing whatever business they think is right from the point of view. Most of the responsibility of this also falls on the audience because they are reacting so much on remixes and recreates as if what happened. If this reaction brings audience to new music, then I think the focus will be less on remixes and recreates and more on new music. There is a huge responsibility on the audience to change this trend. If she wants, a lot can happen.

If someone asks me to remix, I will flatly refuse because it is someone else’s music, they have composed, not mine. I don’t feel right to put beats on someone else’s song and change it. Some people will find this a controversial statement, but I am not speaking to harass anyone, nor am I speaking to offend. I am saying this because this is my point of view, so it should be taken that way.

You had your music in Mirzapur 1 and Mirzapur 2 also, will we get to hear your music in Mirzapur 3 also?

That is the hope. The work has started. If the makers like the songs, then they will definitely get to listen.

How did you get into the music industry when you said you were working in an advertising agency?

I was interested in music since childhood. I got trained in Carnatic style for 17-18 years and I have taken minor training for Hindi songs and play two or four instruments as well, since childhood I wanted to become a professional musician. But when you grow up in a middle family and when your parents are government employees, it happens that music is taken as a hobby. Arts did not get much attention at that time. I was also socially brain washed.

When I spent 10 years in a career, I realized that we have a short life and what is the use if we don’t even try what we have in mind. And the biggest hand in this was the fund of my wife who supported me a lot. When I got fed up with my job, I called my wife first and asked what should I do? I don’t think I will be able to work in a corporate environment so his first words were leave the job. So I said who will pay the rent of the house, then he said that I will look after 5-6 months. You see what you can do in music, how can you earn money.

I got that engagement from there and I quit my job then started singing for advertisements, started singing in few films. Slowly I started telling people that I also compose. By then my two albums had also arrived. Whatever work they get, they listen to Anand Bhaskar Collective and then come to me and say that I like your work, do you make songs in this genre too. As a musician, I feel that I can compose songs of any genre. The series ‘Masoom’ is world cinema. And my next web series ‘Doctor Arora’ is a combination of complete folk music. This is how my journey started and this is my 8th year doing music professionally. And I hope to keep getting more such projects in future.

What are your upcoming projects?

My upcoming project is ‘Dr. Arora’ which has been created by Imtiaz Ali Sahab. Its directors are Sajid Ali and Archit Kumar. Ajay Jayanti, who is my teammate in ‘Masoom’, is co-composing with me in ‘Doctor Arora’. Ajay Jayanti has also composed the music of ‘Thar’. He is a very old friend of mine and we are composing our next series together. Our work on the rest of ‘Mirzapur 3’ has started. One has finished Randeep Hooda’s film ‘Rat on a Highway’, that too is a psychological thriller. There are a few more projects ahead which I cannot elaborate on. When something concrete happens, I will definitely talk about it.

Initially music was not trending in OTT but now producers are focusing more on music too, what is the reason behind this?

I think there is a section in the audience that doesn’t want remixes. They want fresh music. They don’t want old style Bollywood songs because the focus of Bollywood is that there should be a romantic song, there should be a club song. I think a new generation is emerging who only want fresh music and I think OTT has a breakthrough in the Indian market, first Netflix came, then Amazon Prime came, then Hotstar also came then Sony Liv also came in our country. K which is OTT like Hotstar and Sony is Liv.

read this also



He started focusing on music. After the change of mindset, almost all OTTs started running in the same direction. And OTT has made its reach to people’s homes and now everyone can afford OTT subscriptions, after which the makers also felt that we can make music for the audience.

,

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