What is it?
Debut director Neerav Ghosh has chosen a musical theme for his first project 'Soundtrack'. Bannered under Saregama India Limited and Indie Ideas, the film stars Rajeev Khandelwal, Soha Ali Khan, Mrinalini Sharma, Yatin Karyekar, Mohan Kapur, Ankur Tiwari and Sidd Coutto in the lead. Based on a true story, 'Soundtrack' revolves around a popular DJ who aims high; however, fate brings a grave twist in the course of his dreams and aspirations.
Rajeev Khandelwal, a 26-year old from small town in India comes to Maximum City Mumbai carrying just three things - a guitar, a pair of head phones and a dream.
With the help of his late father's friend, played by Yatin Karekar he lands a job at "Tango Charlie"- the city's most rocking night club.
Mohan Kapoor, the owner of the club promises and makes him the most indispensable DJ in town based on his prodigious talent. Saturday nights now have a whole new meaning. His world is now one big drink all you can, party all you can to the hardest, with the hottest girl at the nightclub - Mrinalini Sharma. He is living his dream - a flashy lifestyle, a bunch of friends as close as family, and the coolest DJ in town. It is really his life, his friends - HIS MIX.
Rajeev is, however made for bigger stuff - he isn't going to settle for being only a DJ. His dream is to be a composer for main stream Indian movies. Celebrated filmmaker Anurag Kashyap gives him the break to compose music in his forthcoming film and Rajeev gives it his best.
But life has other cards to hand him, and it does deal him an unplayable hand. Tinnitus coupled with an over exposure to loud noise takes away - his 'hearing'. With him going deaf, his dreams are shattered - and he ends up going into a very dark and lonely place.
In this depressed state and battling internal demons he meets his anti thesis Soha Ali Khan, a beautiful free spirited, bohemian, speech therapist for whom life is treasure, and every minute is worth living to the fullest.
Rajeev and Soha come together with just one common thread - both of them can't hear a thing.
Soha coaches Rajeev to get started with his communication and helps him pick the pieces in his life. The fact that he can't hear music still cuts into his soul. In his new found love for life, Rajeev chances upon a kathak performance, which makes him, feel the vibrations of music. His body slowly but surely starts begins to do what no other musician can do. Rajeev now begins to feel the music but still can't hear. It sets off a whole chain reaction to his life, and now, he feels music everywhere.
Will Rajeev, now get his chance to get people to hear what he has for them, and compose his masterpiece?
'Soundtrack' is slated to unfold on screens in August 2011.