Well-known for his work in India, Japan, Philippines, Thailand and Pakistan, the producer-composer Biddu Appaiah
brought an international influence to his work that changed the course of Hindi film music. Hunted down by the perfectionist filmmaker Feroz Khan
to write a club song, he composed the soundtrack for the 1980 Zeenat Aman
, featuring the iconic Aap jaisa koi
. Though he wrote the music for a few other films like Star
(1982) and Goonj
(1989), it was his wide-ranging work outside the world of cinema that defined the breadth of his career. From Euro-disco and funk to redefining Pakistani pop with Nazia Hassan
’s music, Biddu has done it all. Join Gautam Chintamani in the Cinemaazi Studio as he explores the fascinating career of a man so dedicated to pop music that he travelled to England via a pilgrimage to meet his idols.