Amaal Mallik: I want to compose for projects other than movies

Amaal Malik is getting back to his old habit of composing soundtracks for video games and web-based films.

music Updated: Oct 01, 2017 15:17 IST
Samarth Goyal
Samarth Goyal
Hindustan Times
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Amaal Mallik has composed music for the fourth instalment in the Golmaal franchise.

After composing music for Bollywood films such as MS Dhoni: An Untold Story (2016) and Noor, Amaal Mallik wants to get back to composing outside of films as well. The 27-year-old composer “loves” to make music for films, but doesn’t want to get restricted to just doing that.

“For movies, you have to stick to a story, and you work on the music according to the situation. Don’t get me wrong, I love composing for movies, and I think a lot of my music for films is the reason why people now know me. But, now I am getting back to the early days, where I would compose for projects other than movies,” says Amaal, whose upcoming project includes making music for the fourth instalment in the Golmaal franchise, Golmaal Again.

“In the last two years, I have composed over 51 songs. I have slowly paced myself in movies, and I am pretty happy with what I have done there. Now I have started composing for web based films, for video games. I love making soundtracks for video games, because it is a completely different challenge, and I get to do something different. I used to compose a lot of music for video games, before I got into movies, and I am slowly getting back to it,” Amaal says.

Independent music, too, is something that is big on Amaal’s mind. “ I composed Main Rahoon Ya Na Rahoon, with (singer) Armaan ( Amaal’s younger brother) , and it was a great thing that I did. Emraan Hashmi featured in the video, so it looked like a short music film. It was something that I made without any script or any situation in mind. I didn’t feel bound by anything. I think every artist wants to create something, on their own, without any boundaries. I am working towards this,” he says.

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First Published: Oct 01, 2017 15:17 IST