'We go against the mould of tried-and-tested'
Music composers Sachin Sanghvi and Jigar Saraiya who prefer to be called simply as Sachin-Jigar are the name behind tracks like Dil Garden Garden Ho Gaya and Party Abhi Baaki Hai.
They met professionally while learning the ropes of music working as music assistants and arrangers. Somewhere down the line they decided to collaborate and now cannot imagine ever composing solo. The duo’s projects include the latest release ABCD-Any Body Can Dance as well as films like OMG: Oh My God!, FALTU, Hum Tum Shabana and Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum.
As a duo how do you tackle the differences that crop up?
We do have our differences but we settle it ourselves before it becomes a full-blown fight. Ultimately it is for the sake of the song. That’s what matters to us.
So then who has the upper hand?
Sachin is older but then we are the best of buddies. Both of us complement each other. As we both are Gujaratis — as they say the Gujju factor aids in our bonding.
You are relatively new on the scene and still insist on being solo composers?
Yes, it does mean that we lose out on projects but that is how we prefer to function. Music enhances the value of a film. If there are too many people, each has a different mindset and there is no common thread.
How easy or difficult it was to break into B-Town’s music scene?
We come from a non-film background. We should have been doing some business. In fact our elders still tease us baaja baja rahe ho, na? We started off by scoring music in Gujarati plays. We still continue to do so. Theatre is something that an artiste needs to do. It has a different vibe. We then began scoring for television soaps like Shubh Mangal Savdhan. Our B-Town debut was Satish Kaushik’s Tere Sang. It was Pritam Sir who gave us a break with the Saibo track in Shor In The City. Then one project followed the other. There are many filmmakers who nowadays give breaks to newcomers and believe in their music.
How would you describe your music?
We love doing fusion and go against the mould of the tried-and-tested B-Town format of scoring music. Our music is influenced by what we like to hear. It is something that has to be liked by both the young and the old.
The music of your latest film ABCD-Any Body Can Dance has been catching up...
We particularly loved scoring the Bezubaan track which is fast becoming popular.
As it was a dance-centric film, music was vital to it.