Amitabh Bachchan, who composed music for the first time in his career for the film Chup: Revenge of the Artist directed by R. Balki, has discussed his composition. The actor revealed that he played every instrument in the composition by himself and also recorded it by himself. He also noted that the song is about unrequited love in a note he composed about it.
The veteran actor posted the note to his Facebook and Tumblr accounts. In addition, he provided a recording of his composition being performed after Chup, with the credits reading, “110 years of Indian film history. Amitabh Bachchan has lived for 80 years. Many thanks, Amit Ji… Amitabh Bachchan composed the title music at the end of the film.”
Sharing the note, the seasoned actor wrote, “A composition of’moi’ after an inspiring film moment.” Each instrument was performed by me and recorded by me alone.”
Amitabh Bachchan stated, about the melody, that the song expresses the agony of unrequited love and separation. He began, “To me, the melody spoke…spoke of love…of unrequited love…of love that is not openly reciprocated or understood…by beloved…beloved be unaware of admirer’s deep, pure affection, or consciously reject it…what then the melody – if it can be called that.. melodies that are singular strains of expression…but an expression of what…happiness or disaffection it played for the creator.”
R Balki had previously described how Amitabh Bachchan became a composer for his film Chup. The director stated to ETimes, “After viewing (Chup), he invited me over and played me a tune on his piano, explaining that this was how he felt about the film and its characters… I requested permission to use the song, and he immediately donated it to the film.”
It has been stated that Dulquer Salmaan, Sunny Deol, Shreya Dhanwanthary, and Pooja Bhatt’s film Chup is a tribute to the late filmmaker Guru Dutt. The movie debuted in theatres on September 23.