In today’s episode, Rajan travels to India to meet renowned Bollywood film score composer Julius Packiam. Active for over a decade, his music has been enshrined into the memories of an entire generation of Global Indians, with scores for major Hindi motion pictures including Dhoom 3, Tiger Zinda Hai, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Kabul Express.
Rajan and Julius discuss the power of music on identity and the changing rhythms of India, whilst looking at what needs to change in the country and the important role of musicians.
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About Julius Packiam:
Julius Packiam is an Indian film score composer. His notable work is in Bollywood movies such as Ek Tha Tiger, Tiger Zinda Hai, Baaghi, Baaghi 2, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Sultan and Bharat.
His repertoire includes background scores for Tiger franchise, Baaghi franchise, Dhoom 3, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Sultan, Tubelight, Bharat, to name a few. He is a frequent collaborator of director Kabir Khan, Aditya Chopra, Sajid Nadiadwala and Ali Abbas Zafar.
You can learn more about Julius on his website www.juliuspackiam.com.
About the Global Indian Series:
My name is Rajan Nazran Chief explorer for the Global Indian Series, the official platform for people of Indian origin (PIO), because let’s face it, we are everywhere!
For almost 15 years we have travelled across the globe covering 58 countries to date whilst exploring the kaleidoscope of our remarkable 50 shades of brown community.
Voyaging to the edges of the Amazon, facing Ebola in West Africa, being held hostage in Eastern Europe, tapping rubber in Malaysia, drinking chai with Heads of State and sharing laughter with local fishermen – I have been there, looking for us!
Our purpose is simple, to build a living encyclopaedia of the human experience of the community and a safe mooring ground for open discussions, whether you are an NRI, Indian Diaspora, person of Indian origin (PIO) or a fan of South Asian anthropology, what we do is bring people and communities together.
We do this by plunging into the human experience of being a person of Indian origin (PIO), taking a second look at the countries we now call home and tackling the conversations we need to know more about.
Through our range of award-winning original content (print, podcasts, events and TV) and fascinating discussions, our impactful stories and platforms have spearheaded national and international conversations that have brought people together.
Our work is featured in global brands including The Indian Express through to the CNBC network.
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Special thank you to TAIZU for the music
Presenter – Rajan Nazran
Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth
Guest – Julius Packiam
Art Design – Vanisha Patel
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