Ved Nair is an Indian music composer and director who is known for providing the brilliant background score in Gaurav Jani’s adventurous documentary “Riding Solo to the Top of the World” (2006). The musical background added by Ved perfectly complemented the aesthetic frames that captured Gaurav’s solo motorcycle journey from the boisterous city of Mumbai to the solitary hills of Changtang Plateau in Ladakh. Ved made his debut as a composer with Fareeda Mehta’s drama “Kali Salwaar,” starring
and Irrfan Khan.
He did not gather attention, however, since his forte lies in creating original harmonies in melodious raga music, which has gradually lost its popularity in the nation. Ved is a worshiper of classical Sufi songs while the modern generation craves for pop and hip-hop. All these obstacles still failed to deter him from immersing himself in his passion and working in movies that resonated the same through an impactful story, no matter whether they were blockbusters or not.
He made his contributions to the likes of “Khargosh” (2009) and “Kaphal: The Wild Berries” (2013). While the former was named as one of the best Indian cinemas ever made by the Doordarshan Network, the latter was honored with the Swarna Kamal for Best Children’s Film category at the 61st
National Film Awards
in 2014. Ved’s other projects include “Paltadacho Munis” (2009), “One Crazy Ride” (2009), “End of Love” (2010), “
” (2013) and “