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I'm proud of my compositions: Pritam

He's belted some of the finest tracks in the movies, never mind the duds. Composer Pritam Chakraborty reflects on the year gone by as Ritujaay Ghosh speaks to him.

music Updated: Dec 27, 2007 20:12 IST
Ritujaay Ghosh
Ritujaay Ghosh
Hindustan Times

This year, he's belted some of the finest tracks in the movies.. never mind the duds (

Dhol, Raqeeb, Kaisey Kahein

). Overall, composer Pritam Chakraborty looks back at 2007 with satisfaction:

So, it's been quite a successful year for you.

Yes. But I think 2006 had given me bigger hits like

Dhoom 2, Bhagam Bhag, Gangster, Woh Lamhe


Apna Sapna Money Money

. This year, I'm quite proud of my compositions in

Jab We Met, Bhool Bhulaiyaa



. At the end of the day, I have a smile on my face when I sleep.

You've trimmed down your hair. Is it for the

Star Voice Of India Chhote Ustaad


Haan. I thought that I'd look better with trimmed hair. It goes well with my profile, especially with the kind of rock songs I compose.

Okay rock star, do you plan to do a Himesh Reshammiya?

No.. never. I can't imagine myself acting even in my dreams. Himesh tasted success with acting but that doesn't imply that every composer who tries acting will do well. I don't think I'm a good singer either. Please let me be happy as a music director only.

Hello, you sang

In dino


Life In A … Metro

.. your voice wasn't there on the audio CD though.

That was a one-off instance. I've never felt that a music director has to be a good singer.. as long as he can explain to his singers and musicians how to go about a song.

Update me on band



I'm the guitarist and back-up vocalist. Our album will be out soon. We're also doing live shows. James is in Bangladesh. He frequently visits India.

James and you seem to complement each other quite well.

He has a fantastic voice that goes perfectly with folk rock songs. But that doesn't mean I will use his voice for all the folk rock songs I compose.

Will Himesh Reshammiya and you work together for Anurag Basu?

I'm not working with Anurag right now. We are friends first and then professionals. So, not working with him doesn't matter. I am ready to work with him when he comes up with a new script.

What's next?

Jahnu Barua's

Har Pall

, Aziz Mirza's



, Vipul Shah's

Singh Is Kinng

, Vishesh Films'


, Sanjay Gadhvi's


and Abbas Mustan's


. I'm also working on an animated film called

Kutty Chetan

. I've done six songs for it with the

Voice Of India