Music composer Roy opens on song ‘Kaali Teri Gutt’ with Katrina Kaif, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ishaan Khatter

Phone Bhoot: Music composer Roy opens up on song ‘Kaali Teri Gutt’ featuring Katrina Kaif, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ishaan Khatter – Deets Inside (Photo Credit -IANS/Still From Phone Bhoot)

Music composer-producer Roy, who has programmed music for songs like ‘Kar Gayi Chull’, ‘Hawayein’, ‘London Thumakda’ and ‘Zaalima’, has come out with his new composition ‘Kaali Teri Gutt’ for the upcoming comedy-thriller ‘Telephone Bhoot’.

The star cast of the film includes Katrina Kaif, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Ishaan Khattar and Jackie Shroff.

Opening up on the idea behind the song and how it came about, Roy said: “During the second wave of Covid, when everything was shut down, I started working on this memoir, which was given to me by Ankur Tewari (music supervisor).

“It was a real challenge for me in terms of creating this already famous song. I came up with a very folky melody and an intro that led to this famous hook line (Kaali Teri Gutt).

The film’s director, Gurmeet Singh, and the producers, Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani of Excel Entertainment, loved the idea and after that, Roy tweaked the melody slightly.

Speaking about the song’s lyrical journey, Roy said, “Then came lyricist Kumaar Ji, whose first words were ‘Kuch Naya Likhte Hain’ (let’s write something new). That’s how he did the folk intro part. It was such a crazy thought that we became addicted to it instantly.

He added, “I laid down some beats and a tumbi line that might energize the song even more. With the help of Ankur Tewari, we were able to break the music of one of the songs which needed a rhythm drop and slowly the song took shape.

Opening up on the sound textures used in the song, the music composer said, “As it is a Punjabi song, I had to keep in mind the use of Indian instruments like tumbi, dholak and dhol, but with the help of Ankur Tewari we turned it into an upbeat Funk track using Kick, Snare and Slap Bass.

He concluded by saying, “I recorded the darbuka live to Music 1 of the song because the director wanted a musical drop that would sound completely different from the song and where Katrina could match her steps to it. We created this musical drop that takes us to the brass parts before the antara of the song arrives.

‘Kaali Teri Gutt’ is available to stream on major audio streaming platforms.

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