Indian Ocean creates youth anthem for 'Satyagraha'

Mar 5, 2013 IANS

Mumbai, March 5 (IANS) Music band Indian Ocean has composed a track for upcoming social drama "Satyagraha" and the film's director Prakash Jha has praised the work saying it is "brilliant" and would be like a "youth anthem".

"It is true that I have roped in Indian Ocean to compose one of the tracks in 'Satyagraha'. They have composed a brilliant track that will move us all," Jha told IANS.

The filmmaker said that keeping their popularity among the youth in mind, he couldn't think of anyone else to "create an anthem for the youth to stand up for what is right, to stand up and fight against corruption, and to stand up for democracy. They are a fantastic band with a super fan following among the youth".

Jha is currently shooting the film in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, with Amitabh Bachchan, whose character is reportedly modelled on activist Anna Hazare. Others in the film include Ajay Devgn, Arjun Rampal, Kareena Kapoor and Amrita Rao.

According to a source from the production, Indian Ocean have not only composed a track for the film, they will also be part of the movie.

"Prakashji wants them to feature in the film. It will be a crucial juncture where the band will be shown belting out a youth anthem that motivates one and all to stand up for democracy and their rights.

"They have been flown down to Bhopal for the shoot. It will be a three-day shooting schedule for the band," added the source.

Co-produced by UTV Motion Pictures and Prakash Jha, "Satyagraha" is scheduled for an August release.

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