2011has been a great year for singer Suraj Jagan, with song releases from big budget films like ‘Jaa Chudail’ (Delhi Belly) and ‘Dil Dhadkane do’ from (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara), to smaller budget films like, ‘Karma is a Bitch’ (Shor in the city ), Akkad Bakkad ( Bhindi Bazaar Inc ) , Fareeda ( Shaitan ) , Koi Aa Raha Hai Paas Hai (Pyaar Ka Punchnama) etc.
His latest songs from Delhi Belly & Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, are polar opposites. ‘Jaa Chudail’ speaks of a broken heart, with humorous lyrics,peppered with satire, scorn, angst & sung in a hard rock style, whereas ‘Dil Dhadkane do’ from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is a carefree, feel good song .Suraj's versatility shines through once again breaking the barriers of “vocalstyles” in Bollywood.
‘JaaChudail’ was recorded last year and Suraj was very unsure if this song wouldmake it to the film soundtrack. The lyrics that portray the angst in the songare unique & the singing that was required for the song was raw &heavy, something that is alien to Bollywood. It was only a month back whenSuraj got the news that the song was to be part of the Delhi Belly soundtrack.
Tothe success of ‘Jaa Chudail’ Suraj Jagan states “Love or hate it, this song ishere to stay, as the response has been phenomenal from both the music critics& most importantly the listeners. The song is humorous & needs to beheard & viewed in the spirit of fun & definitely should not be takentoo seriously. Ultimately the song connects to the script of the film & itsrelevance will be seen once the film is released. Hats off to Ram Sampat & Aamir Khan forexperimenting with different sounds , & for walking the less taken,courageous path in Bollywood. I am very fortunate to be part of path breakingfilms like Delhi Belly & others like ‘Rock On’ & ‘3 Idiots’.”
Speakingabout the spate of new music directors entering Bollywood Suraj says “ Its wonderful to see & work with new talent entering the Bollywood music scene.Young Music directors like Sachin – Jigar, Sandeep-Surya, Hitesh Sonic, Prashant Pillai are all very talented & are bringing fresh new sounds to Bollywood.”
On his latest song with SEL, Suraj is immensely happy with the way ‘Dil Dhadkane do’ from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara has turned out. “The freshness & feel good vibe of the song is what SEL do best. I love the influence of Rock and the balance of Bollywood in thissong. It is one of my favourite releases in 2011.” This song has been promoted in all the trailers & initial promos of the film & sets the pace of whatone can expect from Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara .
Suraj has been busy performin gall over India at various college festivals & concerts. At present he is working on a Hindi Rock album which should be released in the latter part of 2011.