After crooning another version of Sawan aaya hai for Creature 3D in a duet with Arjun and Arijit Singh, Samira Koppikar has sung and composed Maati ki palang for NH10.
“It’s a philosophicalsong about how fragile life is, how we’ve come from dust and go back to dust, it explores why we’re so bothered with material things when life is so fragile.” Written by Neeraj Rajawat, the song essentially features Anushka Sharma. When asked to further elucidate about the song’s picturisation, Koppikar stated, “The video has not yet released, which is why I won’t be able to comment on what happens visually.
Once it releases, people will understand it in context of the film. It’s a powerful song that depicts the spirit and strength of a woman.” According to her, “It has got the feel of an anthem and is a rock-folk-fusion number in terms of its genre.” When asked how she went about working on this song, “Neeraj sent me a poem, which I could relate to as the song talks about how everyone is in a rat race to seek more power.
I usually compose tunes on the harmonium and piano. Sometimes a tune strikes me while jamming and that’s what happened with this song,” said Koppikar who had already sung it before it was selected for NH10 after director Navdeep Singh liked it. “The song had already been made for my album, but Navdeep felt it blended with the film’s story.”
Interestingly, Koppikar saw the song’s footage and dubbed again for it. “I got a lot of energy from the video and dubbed it in one take.” Karl Peters has played the bass for Maati… Ravichari played the sitar, Gino Banks was on the drums, Floyd Fernandes played it on the guitar, Sanjeev Sen on the tablas and the entire track has been arranged by Indrajeet Sharma.
Apart from NH10, Koppikar will be working with a host of music directors from Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Sangeet and Siddharth Haldipur, Sohail Sen, among others. She will also be working on some more single videos after her solo Bebasi, which portrays how lonely people truly are.