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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
Amaal Mallik has composed music for the fourth instalment in the Golmaal franchise.
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

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