Naseeruddin Shah starrer Hope Aur Hum, directed by Sudip Bandyopadhyay received a huge response for their film trailer that launched early this week. The film is interesting because of its simple storyline following three different generations and their tryst with hope and destiny. The film stars Sonali Kulkarni, Aamir Bashir and Naveen Kasturia as well. There are many interesting aspects to the film like the members of the cast are all theatre actors. But the most interesting one is that the music for the entire film has been given by one instrument, the guitar.

Music Director, Rupert Fernandes and Director, Sudip Bandyopadhyay wanted to try something very different for the film so they decided to create the entire background and song score with one instrument. While this is no mean feat, it is one of the first films in India to apply this concept to the whole film.

Rupert Fernandes said, ” When I first saw the film, the one feeling that stayed with me was that it had a very personal touch. The story – the brilliant performances and direction – the cinematography – the editing, everything had a simple yet a very powerful message. And all of a sudden, I had this intuition of interpreting the music – the background score, as well as the songs, only through one single instrument -the Guitar! As Necessity is the mother of invention”.

Rupert Fernandes - Music Director Hope Aur Hum
Rupert Fernandes – Music Director Hope Aur Hum

“Of course, when one challenges oneself in doing things a certain way, creativity takes over and brings forth a solution in any situation! Music is a very divine and powerful medium, and even a single instrument, played using the right choices of notes, can make you feel different emotions. Also, we were fortunate to have the awesomely talented singers – Sonu, Shaan, Suraj and Bhoomi, and it was an exciting challenge to blend-in this single instrument proposition, with their diverse singing styles!”, Rupert added.

The tunes made with the guitar along with the voices of Shaan, Sonu Nigam and Bhoomi Trivedi is bound to create magic. We cannot wait to hear the amazing efforts of Rupert Fernandes and the team and the cast play their part in this much-awaited Family entertainer.