Relaxed with each movie and impartial music, Abhay Jodhpurkar talks about collaborating with composer Jeet Gannguli for ‘Ae Mere Dil’
‘Ae mere dil’, an impartial music video with the tune composed by Jeet Gannguli and sung by Abhay Jodhpurkar, crossed one million views on YouTube inside just a few hours of its launch final week. The music video, produced by VYRL Originals, options Shaheer Sheikh and Tejasswi Prakash and is the primary collaboration between Abhay and Jeet.
Abhay had sung a Tamil model of the composer’s widespread Hindi observe ‘Muskurane ki wajah’ from the movie Metropolis Lights, which had caught the latter’s consideration: “He favored my rendition and far later, I set to work with him for ‘Ae Mere Dil’,” says Abhay.
The love ballad addresses relationship turmoil and Abhay says he was moved to tears by Manoj Muntashir’s lyrics: “It’s superbly written and introduced again reminiscences. Anybody who has been by way of heartbreaks will relate to this tune which spells hope.”
Romantic melodies have grow to be Abhay’s forte, since ‘Moongil Thottam’ from Kadal (Tamil). There have been different groovy, foot-tapping hits like ‘Helana…’ (Iru Mugan, Tamil), however romantic melodies turned his trump card. There was ‘Itu itu…’ (Kanche, Telugu) and later his first Hindi movie soundtrack ‘Mera naam tu’ (Zero): “Melodies have an extended shelf life and I’m glad I bought to sing these songs. I’m delicate by nature and may cry on the drop of a hat; I’m glad to have been typecast on this phase, although I’ve tried out numerous songs. Actually, I keep in mind AR Rahman mentioning in an interview that there was one thing religious about my voice. I take it as an enormous praise,” says Abhay.
On his YouTube channel, one can take heed to his cowl variations of all-time hits ‘Lag jaa gale’, ‘Yeh haseen vadiyan’ and a medley tribute to Mohammed Rafi: “I like the golden age of Hindi movie music and the duvet variations are my tribute to the legends. After I select a tune for canopy rendition, I don’t consider what number of views it should get; I choose songs that I like listening to.”
Stepping out of his consolation zone, he additionally tried an acapella rendition of ‘Cherathukal’ from Kumbalangi Nights (Malayalam), accompanied by Keshav Ram. “I beloved ‘Cherathukal’ and have heard it repeatedly. We had enjoyable engaged on the acapella model,” he says.
Those that have adopted Abhay’s musical journey is likely to be conscious that the Indore-born singer pursued Engineering in Chennai, learnt music at KM Music Conservatory and is a protégée of AR Rahman. The faculty years in Chennai helped him be taught to talk in Tamil, and he bought acquainted with Telugu and Kannada throughout his preliminary years as a singer.
He admits that Malayalam was harder. He remembers recording one tune for 3 days, struggling to be taught the pronunciation, when he first recorded a Malayalam tune.
A well-recognized voice in South Indian languages, Zero gave him a break in Hindi movie music. Concurrently, Abhay has been exploring the impartial music area. He acknowledges the resurgence in impartial music and says, “It’s a very good time for authentic music; the OTT area is opening up and there’s loads of scope to look past the norm.”
Reverting to speak about ‘Ae Mere Dil’, Abhay says the collaboration with the composer, lyricist and the inventive group occurred over Zoom conferences: “It was rejuvenating to share concepts; music stored us going in the course of the lockdown. The digital collaboration was moderately easy.”
Subsequent, he appears to be like ahead to the Tamil model of A R Rahman’s 99 Songs for which he has sung, and has just a few different initiatives lined up.