“Aankhon ka hai dhoka, jaisa tera pyaar! Tera emosanal attyachar!” 

Who didn’t sing along with the two bandmasters played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sunil Grover in Dev D? It’s been 9 years, just so you know. Dev D is one of Anurag Kashyap‘s best works.

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The movie’s album was a masterpiece by Amit Trivedi. Till today, we thought that the voices behind the song ‘Emosanal Attyachar’ were actually two band members. These are the credits given on YouTube.

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Turns out it wasn’t Band Master Rangeela and Rasila. This is what Amit Trivedi had to say:

“Anurag wanted the song to be in a specific way. It was his vision. The term ‘emotional attyachaar’ was his, the idea of doing it in a brass wedding band style was also him. I just executed his vision and plan.”

The voices behind ‘Emosanal Attyachar’ are lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya and Amit Trivedi. This is how it happened:

“When Amitabh and I were creating the song, we thought we will sing the song ourselves first to present Anurag what we are doing. Later on, we will get some qawali singers or really interesting cool guys to sing the song.”

Anurag loved the scratch version and wanted to use it.

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“Anurag got angry saying ‘Why do you want to change the voice?’ I said ‘but this is just a scratch version, me and Amitabh are singing. He said, ‘this is exactly what I want!”

Amit further revealed why they didn’t put their own names in the credits.

“Amitabh was scared because he wasn’t singing in his normal voice. We tweaked it a little bit, and made our voice caricature-ish. And Amitabh wanted to be a singer so he got scared. He said ‘I want to be a singer and if this is debut I won’t get work.’ We got scared. o we changed the name to bandmaster Rangeela and Rasila. So, yes, we are them!”

Take a walk down the memory lane here.

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