Motion picture soundtrack of Diva launched
The motion picture soundtrack CD of musical drama Diva was released on March 15 simultaneously in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei and India.
Diva is a production of independent film production house Tarantella Pictures Sdn Bhd together with Nusantara Films Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Astro Shaw Sdn Bhd which was set up to produce films that are targeting audiences around the region.
The story revolves around Kartika (Ning Baizura), a diva who returns to her homeland after seeking fame and fortune abroad. However, she is greeted with suspicion from the media as to her motive in wanting to develop the talents of four youths Idit, Jay, Eja and Mera (Adam AF2, Awal Ashari, Balkisyh, Jessisca Iskandar) into musical superstars upon the advice of her childhood sweetheart Arman (Jeremy Thomas).
After all the work and effort she has put into training them for their concert, the group Jiwa abandons her for a competing recording label.
Five of the songs from the album soundtrack was composed by 21-year-old Mithoon who made headlines last year with his first ever single hit Tere Bin (from the film Bas Ek Pal) that became one of the hottest songs in India. Loloq, who is the number one lyricist for Malaysian movie songs, has written the lyrics.
This is the first time ever that a musical collaboration of this kind has happened between India and Malaysia.
Among the songs from the Diva soundtrack that are poised to become hits are Bintang Impianku, Nafas dan Hidup, Kasih and Padamkan Ragu. The movie theme song Bintang Impianku is sung by Ning Baizura.