Over the past few months, several Indian independent artists have been approached to have their music featured in movies on OTT platforms. The recent “Doobey” by Mumbai/Ahmedabad producer Kabeer Kathpalia aka OAFF, songwriter-producer Savera Mehta, singer-songwriter Lothika Jha and lyricist Kausar Munir is an example of independent artists who have put themselves in the foreground thanks to OTT opportunities via film. Gehraiyaan. Here are a few other artists who are also grabbing this break.
Kamakshi Khanna, OAFF – “Duur”
OAFF reunites with another OTT project, this time alongside New Delhi singer-songwriter Kamakshi Khanna in Madhuri Dixit’s starring The fame game.
Easy Wanderings – “Enemy”
Pune soul/easy listening band Easy Wanderlings have found their 2021 soft rock offering “Enemy” in Gehraiyaan.
Mali – “Maange Manzooriyan”
Chennai singer-songwriter Maalavika Manoj aka Mali made his Bollywood debut earlier this year singing in the drama film Badhaai Do.
Sameer Rahat, hybrid protocol – Back home (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Released last month Back home features music by Mumbai-based singer-songwriter Sameer Rahat as well as electronic duo Hybrid Protokol from Kolkata.
Indian Ocean, The Yellow Journal – Jugaadistan (OST)
One of the country’s fusion/rock stalwarts, Indian Ocean and Mumbai alternative rockers The Yellow Diary feature among other artists on the series’ soundtrack Jugaadistan.