Meet Sachin and Jigar, composers behind the edgy music of ‘Go Goa Gone’

Composers Sachin and Jigar nearly broke into a sweat at the thought of composing for a romantic musical. It’s surprising that they haven’t, until now, worked on the common genre explored by the Hindi film industry. Prabhudeva’s directorial Ramaiyya Vastavaiya will be the first romance for which they are composing. Sachin-Jigar’s repertoire includes F.A.L.T.U, Shor in the City, Any Body Can Dance and Go Goa Gone. “We must have listened to Maine Pyar Kiya a 1000 times and also listened to the original score of Nuvvastanante Nenodantana. But we’ve decided to take a new approach,” says Sachin.

It will be a while before we listen to Ramaiyya Vastavaiya, but now, the composers are hogging all the attention for wacky tunes of Go Goa Gone. “A zombie-comedy requires a different music from a regular zombie film. Krish and Raj D.K. wanted masti tracks. There’s a thin line between quirky comedies and sleaze,” says Jigar.

Sachin and Jigar were arrangers for Rajesh Roshan before turned became composers and got noticed with F.A.L.T.U. “After the song Party Abhi Bakhi Hai became a hit, Krish and Raj were sure we could handle Shor in the City,” says Sachin.

The rapport with the director duo fetched them Go Goa Gone. “We had no precedence for this genre. Raj and Krish involved us in the project from the ideation stage. That helped us get a good idea of the music required. We wanted the sound to be edgy. Edgy music should neither be overproduced nor under-produced,” says Jigar.

The tracks ‘Slowly Slowly’ and ‘Khoon Choos Le’ weren’t done overnight. There were several versions. “We might have composed at least 1800 versions of ‘Slowly Slowly’,” laughs Jigar.

Once their job was done, there was the fear of acceptance. “We knew that if the promo clicked, the music stood a good chance. As expected, once the promo went viral, the music got terrific response,” says Sachin.

Sachin learnt Hindustani classical, is a huge Mehdi Hassan fan, but wasn’t sure if he’d succeed taking up music for a career. Jigar is an MBA who learnt to play the piano. “Apart from music, the Gujju connection brought us together,” they echo.

In the coming months, we’ll hear more of Sachin-Jigar’s music in the Telugu film D For Dopidi and a new film produced by Yash Raj starring Sushant Singh and Parineeti Chopra, to be directed by Maneesh Sharma. Dopidi was, again, a new territory for the duo: “We cannot understand Telugu. But Krish and Raj (producers) helped us. And YRF was a surprise. Aditya Chopra told us he wasn’t expecting us to give old school Yash Raj music.”