Amitabh Bachchan has been honest about how he made the music for R Balki’s movie Chup: Revenge of the Artist. This was the first time in his career that he worked as a composer. The performer said that he was the only one who played every instrument in the piece and the only one who also recorded it. He also said that the song, about which he had written a note, is about love that isn’t returned.
The letter was posted on both the actor’s Tumblr blog and his Facebook page. He also sent a video of his song playing at the end of Chup, with the words “Indian cinema spans 110 years” written in the credits. Amitabh Bachchan has been acting for 80 years. I’m grateful, Amit Ji. The theme music at the end was written by Amitabh Bachchan.”
The veteran actor sent the message to his fans and said, “A composition of mine after a great movie moment. Each instrument was played and recorded by “myself.”
Amitabh Bachchan said that the song’s tune shows the pain of love that isn’t returned and of being apart. “To me, it was the melody that spoke…spoke of love…spoke of unrequited love…spoke of love that is not openly returned or understood by the beloved…love that is not openly returned or understood by the beloved…love that is not openly returned or understood by the beloved…love that is not openly returned or understood by the beloved…what then the melody, if it can be called that…melodies that are single strains of expression…but an expression of what…
In his movie Chup, R. Balki already told the story of how Amitabh Bachchan went from being an actor to a composer. The director told ETimes, “After seeing (Chup), he called me over and played me a song on his piano. He then told me that was how the movie and the characters made him feel. When I asked him if I could use the song in the movie, he gave it to me right away.”
People say that Dulquer Salmaan, Sunny Deol, Shreya Dhanwanthary, and Pooja Bhatt’s movie Chup is a tribute to the late director Guru Dutt. The movie came out in theatres on September 23.