"The songs that I have written for other films have generally been received well. I was under a lot of pressure for this film. I knew that people will judge me if I wrote poor songs," Varun said.
This is why the love shown to the Benaras-based movie and its three songs -- 'Tu kisi rail si...', 'Mann Kasturi re...' and 'Bhor' -- is special to the multi-talented lyricist, writer and stand-up comedian.
Varun says he was struck by the simple yet evocative metaphor of 'rail' in Dushyan Kumar's ghazal 'Tu kisi rail si'. He took the opening line and reworked the rest of the poem to suit the film's narrative.
"I wanted a song to describe the moment when a boy and a girl cross paths. I remembered Dushyant Kumar ji's 'Tu kisi rail si...' and loved the simplicity of the metaphor. It is such a common metaphor and connects with everyone. The relationship in the poem seems physical and at the same it has a momentariness”, Varun added.
While 'Bhor' is a version of Indian Ocean's previous hit, 'Mann kasturi re' is a nod to the style of Kabir.
Varun has written lyrics in 'That Girl In Yellow Boots', 'Gangs of Wasseypur', 'Prague', 'Katiyabaaz', 'Ankhon Dekhi' and 'Dum Laga Ke Haisha'.


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