After the super success of Asha and Friends, Mauj proudly presents RASIYA SAAJAN ? music composer Ismail Darbar's debut album. Anupam Mittal, Managing Director of People Group controlling Mauj, Shaadi.com and Fropper.com said, 'Ismail Darbar is an award winning music composer and has proved that earlier with his work. His compositions are extremely good and the ones in this album for Mauj have a lot of depth. It is a terrific feeling that he accepted Mauj's offer to launch his debut music album. After the success of Asha and Friends, Ismail Darbar's music would be great for us to get associated with.'
Ismail after composing music for Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Mehbooba (releasing soon), Tera Jadoo Chal Gaya, Deewangee, Devdas, Ma Ashapura, Kisna and a south film called Vishnu has ventured into the realm of music albums. 'The entire Mauj team is very charged about the album and that was the reason why I did the album with them. RASIYA SAAJAN is a compilation of five beautiful songs, which I have composed over a period of six months. The songs reflect a variety of emotions from eroticism to ecstasy and longing to romance,' says Ismail.
The album has Udit Narayan, Shaan, Hema Sardesai, Kunal Ganjawala, Zubeen Garg, Twinkle Bajpai and Nihira Joshi singing in it.
'When I came to Ismail's studio to sing for the album, I knew that both the songs which I sang, Ranaiyan and Rasiya Saajan are very good songs and have the potential to remain in people's minds for a long time,' says Zubeen Garg who recently won the GIFA award for Best Singer and Stardust award for best new talent.
Neetu Chandra who has acted in GARAM MASALA and TRAFFIC SIGNAL before apart from films like VISHNU AND GODAVARI in the south after a plethora of ad films from Minto Fresh to Cadbury's added, 'It's compilation of western and classical music and presented by the legend Ismail Darbar, creatively composed by my director S Ramachandran and presented beautifully by Mauj. It is a masterpiece and very rarely seen in today's music world.'
S Ramachandran who is directing this album after the highly acclaimed Asha and Friends says that the music is awe-inspiring. 'When we heard the five songs, it took us a while to debate and discuss about which song we could film the video on. And then we decided on Rasiya Saajan because along with the feel of three classical raags, the song has western fusion. Having danced on Ismail's songs before in Vishnu, she fitted like the proverbial glove,' says Ramachandran.