Dr Sagar, who wrote the popular song Herail Ba for Anubhav Sinha’s Bheed, discusses the importance of Bollywood adopting Bhojpuri music.
The sufferings of migrant labourers in India during the COVID-19 shutdown in 2020 are the focus of Anubhav Sinha’s film Bheed, which contrasts the situation with the Partition of India in 1947. Since the announcement, the movie has been receiving a lot of positive feedback. Bheed is a must-watch for everyone who is interested in learning what happened to the migrant workers during the first wave of the COVID, from the black-and-white pictures to the fantastic performances to the background score and amazing lyrics by Dr Sagar.
One of those pioneers in the music business who is renowned for his innovative lyrics is the gifted lyricist Dr Sagar. He is one of these talented lyricists who has given us a vast collection of lovely lyrical compositions. With the phenomenal success of his work in “Bollywood Diaries,” “Khakee: The Bihar Chapter,” and “Maharani Seasons 2,” which received a tremendous response from fans, the great lyricist has also been receiving a lot of appreciation for his eagerly anticipated “Herail Ba” song from the film “Bheed.”
Dr. Sagar expresses his enthusiasm by saying,“I’m quite thrilled with how the music turned out. As a songwriter, writing such songs really moves me. I sincerely hope that the rawness and reality in this song will strike a chord with the listeners and enhance the whole cinematic experience.”
He further adds, “This song is an integral part of the narrative, so my goal was to really elevate the performances with the haunting lyrics. The movie speaks about the struggles of migrant workers during the first wave of Covid 19, so I really wanted to pen down the pain and heartwrenching reality into the movie with the lyrics”
“Bhojpuri music has yet to find its footing in the Bollywood industry. If Punjabi songs can be used in mainstream Bollywood movies, then why not Bhojpuri music?,” Dr Sagar continued, “So, I really took it upon myself, to connect these two worlds, in this movie with my music and now, seeing the response of the audience, I am really happy to have gotten the opportunity to be a part of Bheed.”
Anubhav Sinha said, “He is such a rare talent in Bhojpuri literature, I wonder how, over the past 30, years he continued to believe that his brand of Bhojpuri writing will someday get mainstream.”
We are once more in awe of Dr. Sagar’s tunes, and we are eager to hear more from this gifted musician.