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Monsoon Shootout composer used Skype to record music with Russian artistes

Atif Afzal wanted to make Nawazuddin's character stand out, and compose a very edgy, new age music which is a mix of orchestral and electronic genre.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Monsoon Shootout


Technology came in handy for singer Atif Afzal, music director of Monsoon Shootout, who used Skype to record live cello with Russian artistes.

The film has Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vijay Varma, Geetanjali Thapa and Neeraj Kabi in the lead roles.

"Monsoon Shootout was a challenging film as Nawazuddin has a complex character in the movie. To make his character stand out, I have given a very edgy, new age music which is a mix of orchestral and electronic genre. For this, I recorded live cello with Russian artists over Skype and have also incorporated violins," Afzal told IANS.

Afzal has some projects lined up for release, and says some of the movies have "contrasting music".

"My other movie that is releasing along with Monsoon Shootout is Charandas Chor. It is a Marathi film that has an Indian and comic music. Both the movies have completely contrasting music, and I am really happy with how it has shaped up," he said.

"After these movies, I am looking forward to my next releases in India and abroad. My forthcoming projects in India include DNA of Love, a Hindi romantic movie starring Adhyayan Suman and Bachelor Girls, a documentary film by Shikha Makan, on single women living in metropolitan cities," he added.

Afzal also has Then a Hero Comes Along, a documentary film in London, and The Alternative, a short film in New York, releasing soon.

"2017 has been the best year for me in my music career," said Afzal.