NITIN SAWHNEY SCORES SOUNDTRACK FOR NETFLIX MOVIE ‘MOWGLI’
Ivor-Novello Lifetime Achievement Award-winning composer Nitin Sawhney scored the musical accompaniment of new Netflix film Mowgli, which features a star-studded cast including Andy Serkis, who also directed the film, plus Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris and more. According to Sawhney, the soundtrack “is not to be confused with Disney’s kid-friendly musical version of The Jungle Book…” Sawhney’s primary goal was to achieve a balance between maintaining “the authenticity with the Indian classical tradition” while capturing “the essence of Mowgli” and the ability to “appeal to a mass audience,” which the score and film certainly accomplished. Sawhney previously teamed up with Serkis’ to compose the soundtrack to his directorial debut film, Breathe.
Listen to the “Mowgli” soundtrack here: