Vastavam web: He is one of the most original storytellers and musicians in the film industry and now Vishal Bhardwaj is branching out by bringing his own book of poems.The filmmaker’s songs almost always written by lyricist Gulzar are known to be lyrically rich and he himself is known to be a closet poet.”In fact, on December 17, HarperCollins (publishing house) is bringing out my book of poetry. I am very excited for that. I’ve been working on it for a long time.”
The “Haider” filmmaker originally wanted to be a music composer and made his debut as a music director with the children’s film “Abhay (The Fearless)” in 1995.He then received wider recognition with his compositions for Gulzar’s “Maachis” and Ram Gopal Varma’s “Satya”.”They were not very bright days because barring a few films in the late 90s, when I came, the standard of storytelling was really poor. There were not many innovative storytellers, except for people like Gulzar saab and Ram Gopal Varma.”
He says the films in the ’90s had fixed song situations.”That was the reason I started feeling bored with my own work. Hence, I became a director.” The platform on the show, according to Bhardwaj, is liberating as it gives one enough space to play around with his own songs and create new stuff, unlike the early phase in his career.
“There was no space to create new kind of music. Film music is according to the film, what the story demands and those films were so regular. They were repeating themselves like a formulae. In that it’s very difficult to create something new,” he says.