Anoushka Shankar pays an ode to her father, playing the sitar for Avijatrik’s title credits
Six-time Grammy Award-nominated sitarist, composer, and producer Anoushka Shankar has played the sitar in the title credits of Avijatrik: The Wanderlust of Apu, the film that takes forward Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy. Anoushka has recreated the music as an ode to her father, late Pandit Ravi Shankar, whose centenary celebrations happen to be in 2020. Percussionist Bickram Ghosh has composed music for the film. Interestingly, Pandit Ravi Shankar had composed the music for the Apu Trilogy comprising Pather Panchali, Aparajito and Apur Sansar. Directed by Subhrajit Mitra and co-produced by Madhur Bhandarkar and Gaurang Jalan, this is the first time that the sitar virtuoso has played for an Indian film. The Telegraph takes a deep dive into the music of the film.