RAJENDRA HEGDE

KAUSHAL S. INAMDAR (Music)

Kaushal Inamdar was first introduced to music in school, by renowned music composer, Kamalakar Bhagwat. After a short stint as a writer in television he began learning the finer nuances of music composition from his Guru, Pt. Satyasheel Deshpande, an eminent Hindustani vocalist and musicologist known for his insightful study of North Indian Classical music.

Kaushal's work spans from the title songs of TV serials to the music of Marathi and Hindi films such as It's Breaking News, Not Only Mrs. Raut (Marathi), Rasta Roko (Marathi), and Krishnakathchi Meera (Marathi). He has performed at numerous concerts, both in Hindi and Marathi. He has also composed music for a number of prestigious events such as Celebrating India, the Mumbai Festival and the Rain Raaga, a fusion show. Kaushal also composed the Marathi Abhimaangeet, written by noted Marathi poet, Late Shri Suresh Bhat in an attempt to rekindle love and pride for the Marathi language. He recently won the Dadasaheb Phalke Sanman Award for Best Music Director for Balgandharva.

Why Do Pahar?

The reasons for working on Do Pahar were multiple. The script was good, the story was engaging and the cast of Rohini Hattangady and Dibyendu Bhattacharya made it a promising proposition. But above all, it was the sincerity and the earnest motivations of the makers, Shazia and Sharifa that made me take up this film.

Composing music for Do Pahar was a challenge. The actors had done a fine job and now it was time for the music to give that edge to the film. I did not want the music to invade the actors' space but only enhance their performance and build up the atmosphere that the directors had indicated in their storytelling. Music had to make the story poignant without killing it. So I decided to proceed with restraint. If, in a scene, silence was working, I chose not to disturb it. Sometimes, the music only heightened the silence. The major decision of course was to use the songlet at the end which I thought might add to the mystery of the open ending and also give it a kind of a loopy, endless feeling.