Music composer Vipin Patwa talks about his two songs from Code Name: Tiranga
Composer Vipin Patwa has offered two new songs for the newly released film, Code Name: Tiranga featuring Parineeti Chopra and Harrdy Sandhu. The first song Yaar Ve is sung by Arijit Singh and Vande Mataram by Shankar Mahadevan. We had a hearty conversation about the same and more with the Lucknow boy.
Tell us about the song “Yaar Ve”? What are the thoughts behind the composition?
As the film was about to go on the floor, the director of the film called me and informed me of the situation. In this particular situation, Harrdy Sandhu dies in the explosion of a bomb and it is a painful situation for Parineeti Chopra and to cover the whole scene the song was made. The song matches the mood and has a melancholy but very heartbreaking melody.
Why did you choose Arijit?
I think there is no better voice than Arijit right now in our country. Also, since the song is quite mature and we wanted someone with that kind of maturity, modernity, innocence, honesty and experience to sing that song. Our team asked for Arijit and he accepted the same.
What about Vande Mataram?
I really liked composing Vande Mataram. It’s an honor if you can somehow honor or compliment your homeland in some way. It was a great privilege for me to compose a song like “Vande Mataram”.
Was Shankar a natural choice?
Once the song “Vande Mataram” was ready, again, collectively everyone had Shankar Mahadevan’s name in mind. The director was also keen to have Shankar on board to sing this song. I was lucky again that Shankar agreed to sing this song.
How has your career been in Bollywood so far?
It’s a bit of a journey for me in Bollywood and I had to face a lot of difficulties, it’s a process I think but it’s in the past now. Personally, I think when you’re educated, you have the right kind of attitude and confidence to take on the world.
Who are your favorite singers and singers and why?
Many of them Arijit, Jubin some new ones also sing quite well these days. A newcomer named Pawandeep sings as well as singers like Jonitaa Gandhi, Asees Kaur and many others are doing brilliantly!
What kinds of music do you like?
I like all genres but yes indie pop, a bit of rock and the classic I like a lot.
What do you like to listen to at your leisure?
Also, I listen to a lot of instrumental music in my spare time.
What are your upcoming projects ?
There are a few movies including Hari Om Hari and a lot of back to back singles.