A funeral gone horribly wrong can only be a laughter riot for those who are not part of it, that’s the upcoming film ‘Daddy Cool’ that releases worldwide on August 28, 2009. BIG Music released the music of the film today at Cinemax-Versova, amid much fanfare and a mesmerizing rendition of hit number ‘Daddy Cool’ by the film’s music composer Raghav Sachar. From the makers of Masti and Dhamaal, Indra Kumar and Ashok Thakeria’s ‘Daddy Cool’, is a co-production between BIG Pictures and Maruti Pictures.
The director of the film K Murali Mohan Rao, Producer duo Indra Kumar and Ashok Thakeria along with the entire star cast of the film were present at the music launch– Suniel Shetty, Aftab Shivdasani, Prem Chopra, Javed Jaffrey, Aarti Chhabria, Ashish Chowdhry, Tulip Joshi, Kim Sharma, Sophie Choudry, Rajpal Yadav and Chunky Pandey.
The multi-starrer Daddy Cool is a comedy of errors, and adding zing to the music album from the stable of BIG Music is Raghav’s groovy and foot-tapping compositions. The producers have acquired the rights to produce desi version of “Daddy Cool”. Raghav has developed a psychedelic version of “Daddy Cool”– which begins with an Indianised version of the music in the 60s in India, with a hip-hop feel throughout the track, live percussions and Raghav’s signature flute piece. The beauty of the new feel to “Daddy Cool” is not just this– Raghav has also added a Punjabi and a Qawwali feel at some places in the track.
According to Kulmeet Makkar, CEO BIG Music, “Daddy Cool’s music will surely be a hit with the youngsters. The songs in the album are peppy; something that is loved by all generations. Raghav Sachar has given a fresh, desi flavor to ‘Daddy Cool’ and this composition will surely rock the charts this year,” he said.
Along with the title track of “Daddy Cool”, there is a high-energy dance track, “Nasha Nasha”. Sung by Neha Bhasin in her sultry voice, the song is an ode to the ladies featured in the film and has a hip-hop feel to it. There is also a remix version of the same track, which is twice the pace of the original song, which is sure to be on demand in nightclubs in the coming days.
Ashok Thakeria, producer of Daddy Cool, said “Daddy Cool is a light hearted situational comedy that has many laughs in store for a fun loving audience. The film has been made with a serious intent to make people laugh. We hope the audience enjoy the FUN-eral this August.”
Mahesh Ramanathan, COO, BIG Pictures, the film is a complete package of comedy and drama, well intertwined. “The title track of Daddy Cool is sure to considerably broaden the appeal of the film especially a new generation of younger audiences who have not experienced the power of the original number. Daddy Cool is cool for dads, moms and GenX,” he said.
The music album contains seven tracks in all, including remix versions of two songs. True to his style and music repertoire, Raghav has made use of a plethora of instruments for each of the tracks.
Raghav said, “My first impression when I was signed on to compose the music for the film Daddy Cool was, that I wanted to get the right sound and beats for the title song which today’s generation would like. I am happy with the outcome, where I have given a different flavor to the song with desi jibes. At the same time “Nasha Nasha” is by far my most superlative composition till date.”
With its hilarious plot, cheeky characters, and of course, groovy music, Daddy Cool is sure to make waves among the Indian film-going audience. The film is about the funeral of a Goan named Douglas Lazarus, and the proceedings is not at all demure– the coffin makers deliver the wrong body; the dead man’s elder son Steven (Suniel Shetty) attempts at an eulogy which includes the description of the rivers in Goa; the younger son Brian (Ashish Chowdhry) who isn’t willing to take care of his widowed mother for the sake of his pet dogs; an insecure Nancy (Aarti Chhabria) who is Steven’s wife; a proud Mrs Lazarus (Suhasini Mulay) who doesn’t consider herself widowed yet. Then there is a doped and nervous Michael (Aftab Shivdasani); expressing his love for Maria (Tulip Joshi); her junkie brother (Chunky Pandey); a knife-wielding suspicious Jenny (Kim Sharma) who finds her husband Carlos (Jaaved Jaaffrey) pleading forgiveness from hot model Ayesha (Sophie Choudry). Confusions and misunderstanding galore, Daddy Cool is sure to tickle your ribs.