Established directors are known to help their assistants take the plunge into direction. This is what Vishal Bhardwaj did when he decided to produce ‘Ishqiya’, a film that was to mark the debut of his assistant Abhishek Chaubey. Abhishek had assisted Vishal on films like ‘Makdee’, ‘Maqbool’, ‘Omkara’ and ‘The Blue Umbrella’. ‘Ishqiya’ turned out to be a profitable fare at the box-office and Chaubey and Bhardwaj collaborated again on ‘Dedh ishqiya’. Though the film opened to glowing reviews, it could not set the cash registers ringing.
Abhishek then directed ‘Udta Punjab’, a film co-produced by Phantom and Balaji Motion Pictures. The film turned out to be a success and now, Abhishek is ready with his fourth directorial venture ‘Sonchiriya’ which has been produced by Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP. What is interesting is that this film reunites Chaubey with his mentor Bhardwaj. Though Vishal has not produced the film himself, he had composed the album. Vishal mostly composes for his own films and steps out to lend his services as a composer for other directors quite infrequently.
The seven-song soundtrack complements the rustic appeal of the film quite effectively. The album features the voices of Mame Khan, Arijit Singh, Rekha Bhardwaj and Sukhwinder Singh. The lyrics have been penned by Varun Grover.