Pritam Chakraborty teaches Music composing via Xpert

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About Pritam Chakraborty

With a repertory spanning a number of genres, Pritam has composed songs for over a hundred Bollywood films and is particularly known for his unique musical style, blending elements of both Indian and Western music. Pritam made his debut for Bollywood composing songs for Tere Liye and has won 5 Filmfare Awards, 4 Star Screen Awards and 3 IIFA Awards for his contributions to Bollywood film music.

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  • You started off with Jeet Gannguli but the two of you soon parted ways. What happened?
  • What was the turning point in your career?
  • You have worked with the three Khans. Would you term their contribution as involvement or interference?
  • It’s been an exceptional two years for you, right from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil to Jab Harry Met Sejal. Which album in these two years has been the most challenging and which would you pick as your favourite?
  • Growing up, who were your musical inspirations and who are the contemporary music directors in Bollywood you admire?
  • Which singer, according to you, brings out the best in a Pritam composition?
  • Of all the songs you’ve made over the years, which remains the most personal and why?
  • If you had to revisit any song composed by you over the years and tweak it, which would it be?
  • Did you expect so many awards for Ae Dil Hain Mushkil? Have you kept a count of the trophies you have won for this film?
  • How was it working with Salman Khan?
  • Who are your friends in the industry?
  • How do you compose a love song?
  • How do you decide to compose music for a film?
  • How did you feel when you were often referred to as a copycat?
  • As a musician, tell us how important lyrics are for a song.
  • If you had to compile a playlist of the Top 5 songs composed by you, which ones would you choose?
  • Having judged reality shows, how do you view reality shows in the light of reviving the soul of music?
  • Who has been your inspiration?
  • Have you ever considered starting a music academy of your own?
  • You gave your heart and soul for Jagga Jasoos and Jab Harry Met Sejal. While the music of both the films were loved, the films didn’t do well. Does that affect you?
  • What according to you is the music taste of Indian millennials?
  • Today’s songs don’t necessarily have poetry. Mostly they only have beats and rhythm. Your say?
  • The Indian music industry today has become competitive. More emphasis is given to performances, looks and fan following. What is your take?
  • Tell us the kind of work that you want JAM8 to take up?
  • What is your take on the trend of rehashing, remixing and bringing back older songs.
  • How did you enter Hindi cinema?
  • How do you decide on the music for a film?
  • Does criticism bother you?
  • What do you aim for with your music?
  • You have been often criticized for plagiarism. Do you feel the criticism was justified?
  • Your songs are both peppy and soulful. But, is there a genre that you’d like to experiment with?

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