Mumbai: Along with excellent storyline, a fantastic cast, and stunning cinematography, a great show is also defined by the music that leaves behind a mark. While the much-anticipated OTT debut of Ajay Devgn, Rudra: The Edge of Darkness is all set to start streaming on Disney+ Hotstar from March 4, the platform has launched the title track Inaam today. Marking her digital debut, the title track is sung by singer and businesswoman Ananya Birla, and it will surely strike a chord. Ananya is the eldest child of Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman of Aditya Birla Group, and Neerja Birla.
Rudra is the official Hindi remake of the hit BBC series Luther, starring Idris Elba. This lyrical song perfectly compliments the gripping story, adding a different noir-esque flavour to the overall intense feel of the Hotstar Specials. Inaam is hauntingly mesmerizing, impactful and leaves behind a captivating effect. From the play of words to the intrinsic musical melody, Ananya Birla with her voice has been able to enthrall the thriller-mood and feel of the show with this stirring track. The music video is a depiction of Rudra’s ‘hauntings of the past’ coming to life through a representation of Ananya being stuck, controlled and stripped of her own rights while being interrogated. The song is composed and produced by Salvage Audio Collective, and sung by Ananya and the beautiful lyrics are penned by Rajan Batra.
Commenting on the title song, Ananya Birla said, “I’ve been an avid fan of the British series Luther and it was such an enjoyable experience to collaborate on Rudra – The Edge Of Darkness. In Inaam, I have tried to embody the emotions and intensity of Rudra’s mind and I hope the viewers enjoy listening to it. I am super happy with how the music video has come together. It goes seamlessly with the show and is everything that I had envisioned it to be.”
Born to one of the most powerful and illustrated business families of India, Ananya developed an inclination towards music in childhood and started playing the santoor at the age of 11. While at university, Ananya sang at pubs and clubs. Her debut single, Livin’ the Life, was co-written, and produced, by JimBeanz. It was recorded and produced at a studio in Philadelphia. 27-year-old Ananya has business in her blood, so she is also the founder of Svatantra Microfin, a firm that provides microfinance to rural women in India. She is also the founder of Ikai Asai and Mpower.
Set in Mumbai, Rudra-The Edge of Darkness is a race-against-the-clock thriller that delves into the psyche of highly intelligent criminals and the detective who hunts them. Each episode features a new threat even as the overarching series arc continues, portraying the grave personal cost at which DCP Rudra Veer Singh (Devgn) pursues criminals and killers and the unlikely friendship that he forms with Aliyah, a genius sociopath. Devgn has always impressed in his cop acts, so the audience is eager to watch the Bollywood actor in his OTT debut.
In the series, Mumbai goes beyond being a mere backdrop for our hero’s vigilante actions but sets the very stage upon which the war between good and evil is waged. Even in this darkness, Rudra believes there is still love in the world. Because in the end, humanity is all we’ve got. And it is for this belief that Rudra sacrifices everything he has. The series also stars Esha Deol, Raashii Khanna and Atul Kulkarni in crucial roles.