Chalava, an independent web series, created by Dushyant Kapoor, is making waves with its song Bhasad hai.
Delhi based Dushyant Kapoor is the creator and director of the thriller drama series Pehla Chakravyuh – Chalava, which stars Rituraj Singh, Aashay Srivastava, Nakul Rawat and Shashi Prakash Chopra. When DK Films released the trailer for Pehla Chakravyuh – Chalava, they were blown away by the response; the trailer itself received 500k views, praising their efforts and now a song, Bhasad hai, sung by Director Dushyant himself, from the series is winning hearts.
Dushyant Kapoor shares the journey of creating the song, Bhasad hai, “I was narrating the script to my actors, and there was a scene in the third episode where the antagonist Chalava’s scare was so intense that it caused chaos everywhere, and two people had to die as per the script. So, my actor was in the process of listening to the situation when one of our team members, Mukul Monga, the man who wrote these lyrics, said to me, ‘Sir, I have one song that can fit in this situation,’ I said, ‘I don’t want to use a very common song. I want something cinematic and something that has never happened before in the music scene.’”
He continues, “Then I made him listen to two of my songs that I had prepared, Kaun hai woh… and Hota hai chalava… So, when Mukul heard the two reference songs, he understood the type of song I was looking for. He insisted on hearing the lyrics he had penned, as they are very situation centric. When I heard the song on his persuasion, I realised that the song could be used, the lyrics were really good but not with the same tune he sang. Though Mukul also suggested that I should look in to the music composition and other aspects of the song to make it better. As a result, I took this song to our music producers, Lovepreet Singh and Neelkanth Pathak.
They discussed the song with Mukul’s lyrics, worked on its composition with their music composer – Neelkanth and then came up with the current tune for Bhasad hai… It was a simple song, but the music they used was very cinematic, as it should have sounded like background music rather than the actual song. Next, they were supposed to record the song with Neelkanth Pathak, but he became ill on the D-day, so he suggested Dushyant do the scratch vocals and he would do the final vocals for the song when he got better.
Dushyant adds, “Then, as requested by Neelkanth, I recorded the song with my vocals, thinking it was a rough vocal, but when he heard the song, he said, ‘This is the final vocal, we got what we wanted. I don’t have to sing for this any longer’ and Bhasad hai was ready. When we used the Bhasad hai song in our episode, we felt it was very impactful, which is exactly what we wanted. I really thought the song would be relatable to the audience, and Mukul Monga’s lyrics are very beautiful.”
“That is the entire story behind the song, Bhasad hai and me becoming a singer with this song!” smiles Dushyant.
The series is available on the website www.chalava.com