Too many cooks spoil the broth goes the popular saying. But the same doesn’t seem to hold true for multiple music composers working on a film’s album. Today, two or three composers collaborate to create tracks for a movie. Kapoor & Sons and Shivaay are some examples of this growing trend.
Lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya maintains that he prefers a solo composer working on a project’s songs. “I’m more for the single composer and lyricist concept. I belong to that school of thought,” he says. Bhattacharya further adds that, till date, he has made a conscious effort to stick to the practice [of working with a single composer on a project].
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“I believe that if one composer or lyricist works on a project, they bring a certain value to the album that compliments the movie as well,” says Bhattacharya.
The lyricist started off his career with composer Amit Trivedi and went on to work with him on films such as Dev. D (2009) and Udaan (2010). Ask him if he finds it difficult to work with other composers, given the journey he has had with Trivedi, and he says, “It’s not like I’m proving my loyalty to anybody. I come on board as per the director and the producer’s choice. Whoever I have collaborated with are my contemporaries now. I share a wonderful equation with them. I aim to be part of interesting projects with like-minded people.”
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Bhattacharya has penned the lyrics for Aamir Khan’s next film. “It has been a wonderful experience working with Aamir and Pritam. I always look forward to such opportunities,” he says.