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Shoojit Sircar on October theme music: I thought it was magical

The theme music, composed by Shantanu Moitra, created the right mood for the cast and crew of October.

Sonal Pandya

The first piece of music introduced from Shoojit Sircar’s upcoming film October (2018) was not a song, but rather the film’s theme music, composed by Shantanu Moitra. Sircar said it was the first time a theme song had been introduced first.

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In a recent telephonic conversation with, Sircar revealed that the theme music was already produced by mid-July, even before the film was announced. Moitra had felt the music would create the right kind of mood for the cast and crew.

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“Shantanu [Moitra] suggested that the kind of film we’re going for, it’s better that you, even the actors, hear the music and tonality, because we wanted a lot of poetry in the film. Also, the way [Juhi Chaturvedi] wrote the script, there was a lot of poetry in the storytelling and the narrative,” Sircar explained.

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The poetry and simplicity of the October’s theme matched up to story of the film. Moitra had composed a theme track for Sircar's earlier production, Pink (2016), too. The composer has worked with Sircar on a number of projects including, ...Yahaan (2005) and Madras Cafe (2013).

“The day he created it and sent it to me, I thought it was magical. I dived into it, into that world. I hope people also enjoy and experience what I have experienced,” the director said.

October, starring Varun Dhawan and newcomer Banita Sandhu, is due to be released on 13 April 2018.

 Listen to the October theme song below: