The famous rock and roll band from Delhi, ‘Parikrama’ who had been evading from giving music in Bollywood has eventually scored music for Sandeep A Varma’s hard hitting movie MANJUNATH. The movie is inspired from life of the honest officer Shanmugham Manjunath who was killed in Lakhimpur Kheri in Bihar in 2005 and compels viewers to ponder on the height of corruption prevlant in India.
Parikrama band is in existence since 1991 and is hugely popular but the band has always kept distance from Bollywood as it believes in music that is soul stirring and pleasing and away from the ‘Munni’ and ‘Sheila’ culture of Bollywood.
So what made the band opt for MANJUNATH? Subir Malik, a member of the band said, “When Sandeep Varma insisted us to give the music we had declined as usual but he kept the script in our office and asked us to read the script and if impressed change mind.” He added, “When read the story Shanmugan, an IIM graduate being killed for standing against corruption we were stirred to give the music.”
MANJUNATH has been released on May 9, 2014 and is winning critical acclaim both for its strong message and superlative music.