Celebs at the music launch of Poorna
Arijit Singh (second from left) and Zakir Hussain (on his left) perform
Rahul Bose’s upcoming directorial venture Poorna
had its music launch in the presence of the tabla maestro, Ustad Zakir Hussain, who was the chief guest. The event was held in a suburban theatre in Mumbai. Hussain had worked as a music director for Rahul Bose’s directorial debut, Everybody Says I’m Fine!,
and the film also had music director Salim Merchant working closely with the maestro. Salim-Sulaiman have scored the music for Poorna
. The film is based on the life of Poorna Malavath, who climbed the Mount Everest at the age of 13.
Salim said, “It’s been a great journey doing the music for this film. Almost as great as Poorna’s! Sulaiman and I have explored different genres but with the same intent – memorable melodies that evoke great emotion combined with unforgettable lyrics.”
Sulaiman added, “When Rahul asked us to compose the music for the film we were so moved by the story that we immediately said yes. It is not often that you get to compose songs for a movie so inspirational.” Arijit Singh, who has sung two songs Kuch Parbat Hilayein
and Babul Mora
in the movie spoke about how the film’s trailer was inspiring. He said, “I was so moved by both the songs Salim-Sulaiman have composed and Amitabh Bhattacharya has written for Poorna,
that singing came effortlessly. The emotions of this film drive the songs. Singing them was pure pleasure!”
Kuch Parbat Hilayein is part of the film’s trailer. The live rendition of the song by the team created a soul-stirring atmosphere. Hussain too joined them on stage for an impromptu performance. Raj Pandit, a protegee of Hussain, wowed everyone with his live performance at the launch. Bose showcased the video of Kuch Parbat Hilayein and then interacted with the media. Said Bose, “I have admired Salim-Sulaiman’s work for over a decade now. I wanted soulful, emotional and inspirational music for Poorna. They were the perfect choice. To have a great lyricist like Amitabh Bhattacharya on board was sone pe suhaaga. And just listen to Arijit! He’s taken the music to another dimension with his singing. Zakir bhai composed the music for my first film, Everybody Says I’m Fine!, and to have him with us – I am over the moon!”
The event was concluded with a surprise for the birthday boy Salim. And he celebrated it with the entire team by cutting a cake. Poorna is slated to release on March 31.