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Movie profile: Akash Sagar, The youngest music director

 

Akash_Sagar_2 (12K)“I don’t know how to explain my passion for music”

 

Akash Sagar, the grandson of Dr Ramanand Sagar, who is still in his teens, makes his debut as music director with Sagar Films Pvt. Ltd.’s “1971”, which is running worldwide. The music of the film was formally released on February 28 on INS Vikrant, the aircraft carrier which played a major role in the 1971 war.

When he was seven, Akash began playing the piano. His chubby little fingers just flew on the keys, the notes just came to him and the family, including his celebrated grandfather Dr Ramanand Sagar, just listened with surprise and pride.

Akash Sagar, son of Dr Sagar’s youngest son, Moti Sagar, undoubtedly a prodigy. After ten years of serious self-education in various genres of Western and Indian music and passionate experimentation with instruments, Akash is on the threshold of his dream career as a music director.

“I was signed for 1971 when I was finishing high school. It was a tough test that I had to give some compositions for Amrit to consider me for the film. He is my loving brother but at work he is very hard to please and a taskmaster. He heard at least four compositions that I had worked on and then he gave me the job,” says Akash.

There are four songs in “1971”. They are sung by Shibani Kashyap, Hardeep Kaur, Kailash Kher and the Mumbai Film Choir. All the four songs are of different genres. The songs reveal Akash Sagar’s wide-ranging grasp of Indian and Western music. From the Sufi-based classical number sung by Hardeep Kaur in her rich voice to the bhangra by Kailash Kher and the operatic piece preceding the climax featuring the Mumbai Film Choir, it is clearly the repertoire of a maestro in the making.

“1971” also has a memorable song penned by esteemed poet Neeraj who is writing for a film after a long gap.

“I don’t know how to explain my passion for music,” says Akash. “I have been inspired by Western classical compositions a lot. I have also listened to Indian classical vocalists along the way. I have not been tutored at all; it is just my listening that has contributed to my education. I guess it is a divine gift,” he smiles.

“For the background score I have used a live orchestra to create a symphonic effect. I felt sad when I found out that the practice of recording with a live 100-piece orchestra had died. Many of the musicians who played in the orchestra had retired. Also the new studios didn’t have the space to seat 100 musicians. Even so we recorded and the result is there for all to hear,” says Akash.

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He has a fine rapport with his brother, Amrit, for whose television debut (Hello Dolly on Star Plus) Akash had created his first tune. Akash was only 16 when he recorded the original background score for Hello Dolly.

“I am lucky not only to have had Amrit as the director of my first film, I am also lucky to have had dad (Moti Sagar) as producer. Any other producer would have screamed at the mention of a live orchestra,” he laughs.

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VANDITA 1/25/2008 5:09:08 AM
HI,AKASH SAGAR,I AM VANDITA FROM DELHI,FIRST OF ALL I WULD LIKE TO THANK SAGAR PRODUCTION FOR SHOWIN
G US THE HISTORICAL SERIALS ,REALLY THE WORK WHICH U ALL DO IS BRILLIANT ,SIR I WANT TO SAY THAT I W
ANT TO WORK IN UR SERIALS ND ALSO WANT TO WORK WITH U I WANTS TO TEL U THAT I AM IN ANIMATION FEILD
,I AM A SINGER ALSO ND ACTOR TOO I HAVE DONE LOTS OF SHOWS RELATED TO ACTING OR SINGING ALSO ND NOW
I AM AN ANIMATOR TOO .IT WULD BE A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH U SIR .GIVE ME ONE CHANCE I WIL NEVER LET U
DOWN SIR ,ITS MY PROMISE TO U SIR .DO REPLY ME SOON SIR I WIL BE WAITING
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nd if serial will be in starplus then all rajat and mugdha fans will be happy can watch them also
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akash sagar u are brialiant music director.you are making new is called dahranmveeron channel called
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t to see that new serial.if you cannot manage to show that channel in u.k so there is point to made
that serial becuase people canont see that serial,u.k where to manage to see that serial.please say
that comments to direcor moti sagar and prem sagar.then show that serial in straplus.
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v me chanse in hindi laguage so i request for you give me so information then your answer reciept me
then i preiw some song for you thanku you divaker mo9924857346
narendradivakar 8/27/2007 4:26:14 AM
i like ur style
irfan 8/10/2007 1:30:55 AM
can you please send to me piano note for film veer zara thanks.
susan 7/20/2007 5:23:48 PM
akshukla 3/20/2007
laxman 5/24/2007 8:23:22 AM
Idon't love karrenab/c she is so bad
tsedey 5/20/2007 10:18:22 AM
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l me all my desire come to over when i meet with you.
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ould like to give me a chance then pls pls pls pls mail me at vandanabhardw@gmail.com,i wil;l be tha
nkful to you.,really,its my dream.
vandana 5/8/2007 2:03:02 PM
Hi,Aakash,i want to work with you ,not b'coz u'r the yougest music diretor ,it is b'coz that i have
heard that u give chance young and aspiring singers ,and ' sure you will like my voiceplease mail me
at persysh@rediffmail .com
Shah Lajja 5/6/2007 10:17:49 AM
HI AKASH,I'M AMIRHUSSAIN FRM UK.I LIKE MUSIC SO I WANT WORK WITH U SO U NEED ANY HELP SO U EMAIL ME
amirhussain21@hotmail.co.uk
AMIR HUSSAIN 5/3/2007 11:28:13 AM
Hi! Muje gana gane ka suoq.min pakistani huin oor 19years Italy min reta huin..min kumar sanu ki ta
ra ga letta huin.muje india gana ha. iss lie muje app ka (enter song singer )ka adress chihie pleas.
my no 0039 3881953849 Thank you!! See u
Mudassar 5/3/2007 7:21:35 AM
I want to song of anwar.
sandipjaiswal567 5/1/2007 10:44:52 AM
Hi, Last night i saw ur movie .It was fantastic and i hope that this will not happen with any other
soldier.I request you to make this type of movie in future.And i want to know does it based on real
story if it is than its really very bad.
kartar bidhuri 4/18/2007 11:41:37 PM
hi sir,i love your movie 1971 its very emotional movie.The massage of the story is excilent.all of u
done a great job to make such type of movie.i wish u best of luck for your future.
anita 4/18/2007 11:19:04 PM
hi sir how are you?
lokeshkuldeep 4/15/2007 1:34:05 AM
akash sagr you are a brilliant music director.i myself like western classic music of beethoven,mozar
and schubert and your music of 1971 has great reflection of classical geniuses of mozart and beetho
ven. akash sagar YOU ARE THE NEXT BEETHOVEN OR HIS REBIRTH,GOD KNOWS BUT YOU ARE SIMPLY BRILLIANT,M
AY GOD BLESS YOU.
sachin 3/22/2007 4:44:00 PM
Good
Nazeer 3/22/2007 11:53:42 AM
Akash i love to work with young thoughts mail me at - ashicallingu@yahoo.co.in
AKShukla 3/22/2007 5:33:50 AM
hi sir plz help me i send u one song & u know what is right i write many song can u sing my son
g
davinder deep singh 3/20/2007 8:05:40 AM
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