Music composer and DJ Nucleya composed an Indian version of Money Heist’s theme song ‘Bella Ciao’ titled ‘Jaldi Aao’. The song featured actors Anil Kapoor, Radhika Apte, Rana Daggubati, Vikrant Massey, Shruti Hassan, cricketer Hardik Pandya and Nucleya himself.
In a chat with the Indian Express, Nucleya said that he instantly agreed to work on this project. “Everyone including myself who has worked on this project is a serious Money Heist fan. When I was approached to make music for it, I instantly said yes,” he said.
He added, “You really need to be passionate about this particular show to be able to deliver a product like this. What I wasn’t aware of is I have to be in the video as well.”
‘Jaldi Aao’ was sung in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu. The song has similar tunes to ‘Bella Ciao’ with a desi twist. ‘Bella Ciao’ has been recreated in several languages and versions. Nucleya tried to make ‘Jaldi Aao’ different yet memorable.
“I think everyone wanted to play around its beautiful tune. I went online to check what people have done in their own versions of ‘Bella Ciao’. There are hundreds of videos online which you can watch all day long. So the aim was to make it musically different in terms of instrumentation, yet keep the essence of the show, the music intact,” Nucleya said.
In the music video, Anil Kapoor plays Denver, Rana Daggubati essays Berlin, Shruthi Hassan takes on Nairobi, and Nucleya plays Palermo with the iconic eye-patch.