At a recent Netflix press conference, music composer Amit Trivedi discussed the challenge of creating music for a film like ‘Qala’, which takes place in the 1930s.
He said: “I always get inspired by filmmakers and when we were all in Goa, on the first day, Anvita gave a narration and she took me through the world of Qala which was so beautiful, so unique.
“It played in my head and I slept over it and I was thinking about the world and the characters and since music plays such a huge part, I was initially petrified and I didn’t know how to handle this subject and this era.
“The next day I gave myself a pep talk and told myself that I can do this and gradually I entered into this beautiful world and then in 2-3 days it was all done.”
The official synopsis for the film reads: “The film captures the life of a playback singer in the 1930s and the way her tragic past and childhood catches up with her causing her to unravel at the peak of her hard-won success.
It stars Triptii Dimri in the lead, along with Swastika Mukherjee, Amit Sial and Babil Khan in key roles.
‘Qala’ premieres on Netflix on December 1.