'Strings' to compose qawwalli for SHOOTOUT AT WADALA
Strings, the Pakistan based band has quite a fan following across the border and hence their tunes never fail to put one into a trance. The band is now back to wow their fans in India, and this time round with a full-fledged soundtrack for director Sanjay Gupta upcoming directorial venture SHOOTOUT AT WADALA.
Incidentally, the band have been guest composers for Gupta in the past, composing a track for ZINDA. Strings last composed and featured in a song for SHOOTOUT AT LOKHANDWALA, which co-incidentally is the prequel to Gupta's upcoming film. Both films are produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and the production house as well as Sanjay Gupta consider the band to be a lucky mascot.
Faisal Kapadia and Bilal Maqsood of 'Strings' too feel that working with the KAANTE director gets the best out of them simply because they have the freedom to weave tracks according to their sensibilities.
Says Faisal, "We've built a very comfortable relationship with Sanjay and Balaji motion pictures. It's very important for musicians to have the freedom to create a track and that's the space we get while working with Sanjay."
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The band has now finished recording their first song, which is a qawwali number sung by veteran Pakistani singer Farid Ayaz. Gupta has heard the song and decided to incorporate it in the film even before the movie goes on floors.
Elaborating further on the song, Bilal says, "The movie is set in Mumbai, and knowing a few scenes will be shot around the shrine of Haji Ali, we strongly felt we should pay homage to it by doing a qawwalli. We shared this idea with Gupta and he loved it. The central idea of this qawwalli revolves around asking for forgiveness."