If KGF is my last album, I will look back satisfied: Ravi Basrur
The music director talks about his experience working on the Yash-starrer
Over the last three years, composer Ravi Basrur has been working day and night towards the completion of the score of KGF. With 400 musicians from different parts of the world, 20 sound producers, and orchestral scores, the music has been creating much anticipation.
In the last stage of the re-recording work, the composer admits that he has lost track of time, and is “unable to differentiate between day and night.” Having composed three songs for the film, he is still contemplating including a fourth song. “If KGF is my last album, I will look back satisfied with the work I’ve done,” says Ravi, who hopes to create a mark with the film’s music.
In KGF, he says he has attempted to do something different with the music. “It will be on par with Hollywood standards,” says the Uggramm composer, who shares that he managed to speak to Hollywood technicians/sound producers despite his "butler English".
Revealing that he never headed to his sets without his Beatle piano, which he picked up three years ago, Ravi says, “Every tune of KGF was composed on that piano.”
Hailing from a family of sculptors, Ravi says that he faced many hardships along with the way. He came to Bengaluru with a keyboard in 1999, only to realise that music was already being made on a computer. “Well-known music directors sent me back telling me that the keyboard doesn’t exist,” says Ravi, who then bought a computer to make music.
There even came a point when he almost wanted to end his life. “Then someone took me to a jeweller on Avenue Road, who predicted that I had a bright future. However, at that point, all I wanted was money to survive. After listening to my story, he lent me Rs 35,000 for a new keyboard. That’s when my life changed. I changed my name from Kiran to Ravi, and since I come from the village Basrur, I took that as my surname,” he explains.