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'Eagle' features experimental music, four distinct tracks: Davzand


'Eagle' is set to hit the cinemas on February 9. Ahead of the movie's release, music director Davzand talks about what makes the film's music a unique one. Revealing that his actual name is David Sandeep, the young composer talks about the music in the action thriller, produced by TG Vishwa Prasad of People Media Factory. "Of the four tracks in 'Eagle', 'Gallanthe' serves the tastes of the lover boy in me," Davzand says.

I am a self-made musician. I have been a freelancer. When I was in Class X, music took roots in me as a God's gift. I was fascinated by music after playing the National Anthem. I later ventured into small musical gigs for video games brought out by Sony. I was fascinated by how music enhances the screenplay in movies.

My collaboration with 'Eagle' maker Karthik Gattamneni started a few years ago. I used to compose tunes when he started writing scripts. Finally, I landed 'Eagle' because of my years of travel with him. I composed three or four tracks. Karthik pitched them to Ravi Teja, who liked them.

The BGM of 'Eagle' is particularly compelling. It was challenging to work on a Ravi Teja movie. Yet, I was not nervous after a point. 'Eagle's On His Way' is a total English track; this is the first such song in Ravi Teja's career. 'Gallanthe', the romantic song, is the most likeable to me. 'Aadu Macha' is a commercial song meant for the fans of the hero. It is a fan service song intended to excite the mass audience. The sound design is intended to give an edgy feel. A female singer was chosen from the AR Rahman music school. Her voice is refreshing. A fight sequence comes with a spiritual flavour. A Goddess' support to the hero's mission is evident in the fight. It was a nice experience composing BGM for the sequence.

Music plays a key role in 'Eagle', be it during the action scenes or the love scenes. Scenes running into thirty minutes were shot in Poland. Director Karthik is inspired by Hollywoodian music. I molded my work in step with his music sense. In the last couple of weeks, after the postponement of the film from Sankranthi, we did some fine-tuning.

I am inspired by the likes of AR Rahman, Anirudh, Thaman, DSP and others. Any album is a team work. Music is evolutionary. The listeners are open to new sorts of music. Indian musical styles have restrictions. When it comes to Western music, there is none. In Indian movies, your music needs to be aligned with the story. It is the screenplay that sets the mood, and the composer has no prerogative to disturb that mood. And he must tend to a variety of genres within the film: action, romance, thrills, etc.

In Hindi, multiple composers compose different songs within a film. Such a mechanism works only if the director has a unifying vision and clarity. I don't mind such a practice.

Updated on February 1, 2024