The theme music, composed by Shantanu Moitra, created the right mood for the cast and crew of October.
Shoojit Sircar on October theme music: I thought it was magical
Mumbai - 29 Mar 2018 9:31 IST
Updated : 10:51 IST
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.
In a recent telephonic conversation with Cinestaan.com, 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.
“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.
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.
Listen to the October theme song below: