The Shiva Trilogy (comprising The Immortals of Meluha, The Secret of the Nagas and the yet to be released The Oath of the Vayuputras), published by Westland, has been one of the most successful book series in the history of Indian publishing. It has sold almost a million copies within a short period of two-and-a-half years, with gross retail sales of approx Rs 22 crores. The books have been released across the Indian subcontinent in various languages, including English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati and Telugu. The Oath of the Vayuputras, the 3rd book of the trilogy, is set for release on 27th February, 2013.
The innovative idea of promoting a book series through its own original soundtrack was conceived by Sangram Surve, and is being attempted for the first time in India. The idea of the soundtrack was extended to make way for a full album by Raajeev Sharma, who came on board as the Music Producer. All the songs in the album have been drawn out of various sections of the 3 books of the Shiva Trilogy, thus giving the life of music to the soul of the words. The lead track, ‘Jo Vayuputra Ho’, has been composed by Taufiq Qureshi and sung by Sonu Nigam. This song, in a way, captures the flow of the Shiva Trilogy books in a tune that is a classic fusion of the traditional and the modern. A high quality music video has been prepared for the song which was showcased at the press meet and will be telecast on various channels. Many other artists have come on board to create the other tracks on the album such as Bickram Ghosh, Palash Sen, Raghav Sachar, TaTvA Kundalini, Arijit Datta, Aghor, Aditya Jain, Durgesh Khot, Sunny Thadani & Charan Singh Pathania. Amish has also performed in one of the tracks.
The album has been produced by Amish, Sangram Surve, Westland Ltd and Raajeev Sharma. Times Music has signed on as the music label partner for the album
Listen to Sonu Nigam's "Jo Vayuputra Ho" here: