Pritam believes Music draws audience to theatres

Veteran Music composer Pritam Chakraborty is making his Bollywood comeback with Salman Khan-starrer “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”. Pritam says that it’s the music of a film that draws the audience to theatres besides film cast.


He said, “I think once the music (of a film) is a hit, more than half the battle is won for a filmmaker. Music is definitely very important in the success of the film. Apart from the star cast, in Bollywood, music is what draws people to the theatre in the first place. Music sums up the impression of the film to a great extent”.

It is to be mentioned that the music composer was last seen composing for “Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty” released in 2014.

The film stars Kareena Kapoor and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, which is all set to hit the screens on July 17.

He said, “‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ is special for more than one reason. First and foremost is the fact that it’s my first film… after my year-long break.”

He added, “Equally important is the fact that people have tremendous expectations from a Salman Khan movie… as we have delivered many hits in the past. So living up to those expectations is something I wanted to do with ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan'”.

He said, “When working in my studio, these are not factors I think of, in there, I only have music in my mind and I go with the flow. I don’t think there, I only feel my music.”

He added, “The biggest change has been the gradual evolution of music that has expanded to incorporate many more genres and styles. Also, new talent has many more platforms to showcase their skills, which is good as it increases competition too and keeps everyone on their toes. One can’t be complacent and needs to innovate constantly to keep up”.

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