By: Joginder Tuteja, IndiaFM
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
It is confirmed. Nadeem and Shravan would be coming back together after a split to compose for the sequel of Raaz 2. With Nadeem supposedly shifting base to Dubai to be closer home and get working on his new assignments, there has been keen interest building around the film.
No doubt, the music is expected to be special for reasons more than one.
First and foremost, it would be after two years that the composer duo would be creating music together. Their last outing together was for Suneel Darshan's Dosti - Friends Forever (2005) which boasted of a popular soundtrack. Secondly, it would bring them together with the Bhatts with whom they have delivered super successful albums like Aashiqui, Dil Hai Ki Maanta Nahin, Sadak, Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke, Kasoor and of course Raaz in the last decade and a half.
Last but not the least, the film stars Emraan Hashmi who has rarely gone wrong when it comes to featuring in chartbuster tracks. Whether it is delivering hits with Himesh Reshammiya (Aashiq Banaya Aapne, Aksar, Dil Diya Hai) or enjoying musical successes with Bhatts in each of his films like Murder, Zeher, Kalyug, Gangster and most recently Awarapan, Emraan Hashmi has always hit the right notes musically.
Says Emraan Hashmi, "I am aware about the huge expectations that audiences would be having from the music of Raaz 2. After all it has Bhatts and Nadeem Shravan coming together after years."
When released, Raaz was a big musical blockbuster. This Vikram Bhatt directed musical-horror-thriller boasted of some chart topping songs like 'Tum Agar Saamne', 'Jo Bhi Kasmein', 'Aapke Pyaar Mein', 'Kitna Pyaara Hain' and 'Itna Main Chahoon Tujhe'.
Tell Emraan that audience would be expecting nothing less than a blockbuster soundtrack with the coming together of this team that has seldom failed musically and he replies modestly, "We all know that the music of Raaz was a big hit and is heard even till date. I am sure that the sequel would break further grounds with the return of Nadeem Shravan. Also with Bhatts, the world is aware about their strong hold over the music of their films. I am sure they would go all out to make sure that the return of Nadeem-Shravan is indeed worthwhile."
Shooting of Raaz 2 is expected to begin once Emraan wraps up Kunal Deshmukh directed Jannat which is yet again produced by Mukesh Bhatt.
While Raaz had Vikram Bhatt at the helm of affairs, the sequel has Mohit Suri being roped in by the Bhatts for his fifth film after Zeher, Kalyug, Woh Lamhe and Awarapan.