Bollywood will bounce again massive time,” says Kumar Taurani

Kumar Taurani‘s Suggestions Industries, one of many largest music corporations has acquired the official music rights of Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan: I and PS II which goes to launch in April 2023. In addition to this he additionally acquired music for the Telugu movie Shakuntalam directed by Gunasekhar and Hari Har Veera Mallu. In an interview with Filmfare he talks about his new ventures and extra. Excerpts 

What prompted you to amass music rights for the Tamil movie Ponniyin Selvan I?

We’ve got been within the music enterprise since 1981. Then from yr 88 we began producing movies as properly. In between now we have additionally achieved South and Punjabi movies. Our music enterprise was in a little bit of bother as a consequence of MP3 and radio, however now the enterprise has picked up in the previous couple of years. We began once more and created our personal YouTube channel. We began working in a number of languages.  After we considered the Tamil business,  we determined that we’d enter there with an enormous movie. That is why we selected Tamil movies like PS I and PS II. That was the explanation behind buying music rights of the Telugu movie Shakuntalam as properly. PS I has nice music by AR Rahman, director Mani Ratnam can also be a legend and has such an incredible star solid. Jab sab kuch grand hai, to apko sochne ki zaroorat hello kya hai!.  So we contacted the producers and confirmed curiosity in shopping for the music for the movie. Ham resolve karke gaye the ki is ek assembly mein hello deal achieved karni hai aur hammne kar diya.

Kumar Taurani

The South Movie Trade is doing higher enterprise than Bollywood lately. Was this why you considered associating with South movies?

We acquired the rights of the movie on this yr of March-April, until then there was no such scene. Yeh sab hamare liye mayne nahi rakhta hai. We’ve got seen a part the place 30-35 movies have been a brilliant hit in a row and typically movies flopped as a consequence of working with massive filmmakers. Ups and downs are a part of life.

However it’s a indisputable fact that Bollywood movies are usually not doing properly on the box-office presently…

No worries in any respect. I feel enterprise requires some freshness. Resulting from Covid, many movies instantly stopped within the center. Then the lockdown went on for a very long time. This has some impression that’s seen in current movies. However when you see, Bhool Bhulaiyaa and Brahmastra have achieved properly. Sure, folks want to grasp that content material is king. I feel Bollywood will bounce again massive time.

What’s your technique for the long run?

Suggestions ne hamesha bahut accha kaam kiya hai. Within the ’90s we have been No. 1 not solely in music, but additionally in manufacturing. We’ve got entered into manufacturing once more.  The whole lot goes properly.

Kumar Taurani

How do you decide a movie to amass music rights and in addition what’s your standards to supply a movie?

Speaking about music, if a movie is massive, we see who’s the music director and who’re the actors. If it’s a small movie, we advise the producer that we’re taking your movie and contain us too in no matter music you create. Principally the producers agree and collectively we create music. Like we had achieved with Anil Sharma’s Genius (2018), earlier than that Aksar 2 (2017) and Shab (2017) with Onir. The music of these movies was excellent, as a result of we created music collectively. However when the movie is massive, the duty of the producer turns into extra. If we discuss of manufacturing a movie, an important factor is the story. If the story is sweet and the director is sweet, then the suitable star solid additionally occurs.

Do you assume the viewers’s tastes have additionally modified after the pandemic?

If you happen to see our movies, now we have made an motion movie like Soldier (1998), family-friendly movie like Kya Kehna (2000), comedy movies like Kunwara (2000), Albela (2001), horror like Raaz (2002), The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002) a patriotic movie. Even at present, within the record of high 20 movies there will likely be 3-4 movies from Suggestions. I feel the story must be good. Jab aap theatre mei jaayen, lights off ho aur movie shuru ho, tab display par aata hue character ne aap ko pakad lena chahiye. If the viewers catches it, they’ll positively just like the movie. Your script must be tight. The viewer who’s sitting within the theatre after shopping for a ticket of Rs 500, shouldn’t rise up from the chair earlier than the movie is over. Agar aap ye nahi kar sakte toh, movie banane ka kya fayda?

Suggestions Music Firm’s journey began with cassettes, then CD and now digital…. How do you see the journey from then to now?

Each part has benefits and drawbacks. Earlier we had energy. Ham maalik the, un dinon hamara rubaab hua karta tha. As a result of the distributors and sellers have been smaller than us. They all the time wished to promote our stuff. Now the sport has modified. The period of cassettes and CDs isn’t any extra. The companions now we have proper now, be it Spotify, YouTube, Zee TV or Sony, are billion greenback corporations, so the equation has modified. My music is unique. If you’d like Taal or Raaz’s or no matter music, then it’s important to take it from me. When this new part of digital began, folks considered avoiding Suggestions, however not now…  they can not keep away from us.

How do you see remixes and recreations of authentic songs that are already highly regarded… Many individuals consider that the songs are being spoiled by remixing.

Jo ye baat karte hain ki gaanon ko spoil kiya ja raha hai, wo wahi hai, jo authentic songs se jude hain. And they’re largely artistes who’ve composed the unique track. They’ve so many emotions and feelings related to their creation. Really, we’re the proprietor of the track. So If I recreate it, I’m additionally proper. When a brand new track comes, it earns loads within the first yr. It’s possible you’ll take heed to this track 1000 occasions, however after 5 years you’ll rarely take heed to it and won’t even get enterprise. If I recreate an previous track, then there are two benefits. One, the corporate will certainly earn cash, secondly, the brand new track will even have publishing rights, this implies some revenue goes to the musician and lyricist too. Part of what we earn positively goes to them too. The brand new Chhama Chhama with Elli Avraam obtained one crore views. And after this folks watched the previous track as properly. Now persons are watching Urmila Matondkar and in addition Elli Avraam and each are getting good views. Yet another factor, the brand new viewers won’t join with Urmila Matondkar, however with at present’s technology actors like Sara Ali Khan or Kiara Advani, they’ll join extra. So I do not assume we’re doing one thing unsuitable.

How do you steadiness creativity and enterprise features?

See, If I’m the proprietor, I cannot permit my track to get spoiled, proper? Now it’s my resolution what is sweet or what just isn’t. Nobody can say that creativity is true or unsuitable. Some folks will discover it good, some won’t. There is no such thing as a finish to this dialogue. I consider that the proprietor has the precise to know the way and with whom to recreate his track.

Will your son Girish Kumar be seen once more in a movie?

Girish is ready for script. He was supplied three-four movies in the previous couple of years however they did not attraction to him. He’s serving to me within the enterprise. If he likes a script, then he’ll positively get again to appearing. 

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