Fantico, a non-fungible token (NFT) platform showcases, collectibles from the world of cinema, music, art and sports giving consumers a chance to own these rare compositions.Sneha Khanwalkar’s unheard tracks from the award-winning movie Gangs of Wasseypur are among the collectibles going live for auction on the platform.
Fantico allows fans to own exquisite music NFTs from the iconic film Gangs of Wasseypur in the form of unreleased tracks by the music director and singer, Sneha Khanwalkar. Sneha’s music in the film, which was both critically and commercially acclaimed and spawned a legion of fans, will now be available for people to own. Fantico, a platform which focuses on creating assets in the field of cinema, music, art and sports curated with the help of connoisseurs for collectors/investors and fans with a taste for purchasing NFTs.
Sneha Khanwalkar was nominated for a number of awards for the music of Gangs of Wasseypur including the prestigious honour for Best Music Director at the 58th Filmfare Awards. She also holds the distinction of being only the second woman who was nominated in the category. Fantico presents some of Sneha’s best musical compositions in the form of four tracks from Gangs of Wasseypur 1 and 2. The tracks include ‘Dumper 110 Paan’, ‘Mujik Mujik’, ‘Nautanki Scratch 1’ and ‘’Ojha Oldman Recording’ which will be auctioned.
Sneha Khanwalkar, the music director for Gangs of Wasseypur 1 and 2 said, “The Gangs of Wasseypur album turned out to be a mammoth of an experience. A lot of recordings, compositions, and raw scratches remain unheard. They couldn’t be a part of the film for various reasons, mainly because they fit lesser than the others, and we only could fit in as many. But all these scratches were loved by the entire film team of Gangs of Wasseypur and me. These are a part of me and my life. And I would love to put them out there for fans to own and cherish.”
Abhayanand Singh, Group CEO and Co-Founder of Vistas Media Capital said “With Fantico, cinema, music, arts and sports buffs can always expect the unexpected. Sneha Khanwalkar has made some truly remarkable music for the Gangs of Wasseypur movies. And just when we thought that we had heard all of it, she presents us with four out of this world tracks that any fan of the movie would like to own. These are remarkable compositions and we want to thank Sneha for coming onboard with Fantico and giving fans a chance to own a piece of movie history.”
NFTs are permanent digital certificates of ownership that are secured and encrypted using blockchain-enabled technology. This allows buyers of such digital collectibles to have permanent ownership of such assets which are enabled and secured on a blockchain. Through Fantico, NFT buyers can purchase Indian cinema-focused exclusive digital collectibles either through a sale or auction.
Fantico invites NFT and graphic designers , artists to participate in designing the album covers for the unreleased songs. Follow the Fantico social media pages to submit entries.
Below is the list of digital original collectible compositions by Sneha Khanwalkar which will be showcased on the platform:
- Mujik Mujik : The track Mujik Mujik was made for the iconic scene where Sardar Khan’s dies at the end of Gangs of Wasseypur 1. Sneha recorded an older man, about 75-years-old, playing the trumpet in a village. She wanted to record him before sunset, but he insisted he finish his daily routine first. He took a bath at 3 pm, had a belly full of Taadi- a fermented coconut water drink, and then played the trumpet when he felt he was ready. While he seemed to play shakily and uncontrollably, what the composer could hear out of it was pure musical magic. The recorded part sits as a glorious interlude in this scratch track.
- Dumper 110 Paan: The song was made around dumpers being loaded and unloaded in the coal mines in Dhanbad, and the theme came out of a visit to the coal mines by the composer. The steel pan drum is an instrument from the West Indies and the sound was recorded in Trinidad .
- Nautanki: The Nautanki scratch was a pre-scratch to what eventually became – the Aabroo song, finally sung by Piyush Mishra and Bhupesh. This scratch was sung by Brijesh Shandilya, one of the composer’s favourite singers.
- Ojha: Sneha Khanwalkar found the singer Teta Das in a village near Muzaffarpur, Bihar. He was an Ojha – a priest, who worshipped the ghost gods and the composer believes that his voice was truly a rare fin.