The generation that we come from has witnessed the most superb, heart-touching, mind-blowing songs. Millennials and Generation Z have grown up hearing compositions of every kind. Songs from each generation have some specialties, but the new generation composers compose songs infused with all kinds of flavors. We have heard songs that sound like they are from the ’50s, ’40s, or ’60s. Songs with all kinds of beats, songs from various genres, and with different sounds.
The new generation of composers has taken over our industry. Their creativity, talent, and hard work inspire us all. They work hard day and night and deserve a big salute. Hindi film music Composers from different backgrounds come together to work on music and build masterpieces.
Here is a list of the top 5 young music composers of Bollywood and how they paved the way to glory.
Let’s find out!!!
Sachin & Jigar are Gujaratis based in Maharashtra and compose for Gujarati as well as Hindi films. Both of them have expertise in making music for different platforms, whether it be theater, television soaps, or jingles. They have composed more than 500 plays and around 5,000 television episodes for different genres and channels. Jigar was helping music director Rajesh Roshan when he came across Amit Trivedi, who introduced him to Sachin. After that, they joined hands and began assisting Pritam in fixing musical arrangements.
They won the prestigious Mirchi Music Awards- Recreated Song of the Year in 2022 for Laadki and also the Zee Cine Award- Best Background Score in 2023 for Bhediya.
As a child, an electronic musical instrument fascinated Trivedi like never before and he was slowly attracted towards music, particularly classical music. At the age of 19 or 20, he began his journey as a composer. During his college days, he joined a band called Om, that performed at local gigs, mini shows and live performances. The group struck gold when Times Music noticed one of their shows and wished to launch their album. However, the album was not a success due to lack of promotion.
Slowly, Trivedi started composing for theater, background music for television shows, programming for Marathi films, live performances, small shows and local gigs.
After sound engineer and the recording studio owner of Audio Garage Arvind Vishwakarma introduced Trivedi to Sony BMG, he started composing music for non-film albums. As a part of his contract for two years, Trivedi composed a few tracks for Abhijeet Sawant’s Junoon and another song for Prashant Tamang’s debut album. He also had a brief stint composing advertisement jingles, for brands such as McDonald’s and Airtel. He arranged for many musicians including Amartya Bobo Rahut for a Marathi film Uttarayan in 2004. Film music slowly came to him when his friend and playback singer Shilpa Rao gave his reference to film director Anurag Kashyap. The latter was looking for a new composer with a clear vision for his next movie. He was so impressed with Trivedi that Kashyap gave him the opportunity to compose the entire Dev. D. Soundtrack. Even though Dev. D. was supposed to be his debut, it went through production delays and was shelved for a while. His first successful composition was for the 2009 film “Wake Up Sid”. Now, music lovers feel that there is no better composer in 2023 than Amit Trivedi and he is here to rule for all the years to come.
Does Mithoon’s name sound familiar? He has been composing lots of movie albums currently. Well, he was the person who composed the famous Hindi song “Tum Hi Ho” from the all-time favorite 2013 Bollywood romantic movie Aashiqui 2. He received the Filmfare Award for Best Music Director and in 2014, he was nominated for the Filmfare Award for best lyricist. He wrote as well as composed the most streamed Hindi song on YouTube. The song was called “Sanam Re”. This song was honored with the prestigious award for being the “Most Streamed Song of 2016” at the Global Indian Music Academy Awards.
Mithoon launched singer Arijit Singh in 2011 with Mohammad Irfan Ali, co-singer for the track Phir Mohabbat.
He began his career with “Woh Lamhe” in Zeher and “Aadat” in Kalyug. In the year 2006, Mithoon’s friend recommended his name to Onir, who wished to have an electro based title track. This led him to compose his first original song as a composer, “Bas Ek Pal” with singer KK, and “Tere Bin” by Atif Aslam in the year 2006.
Sajid-Wajid’s first experimentation with a music composition was for Salman Khan’s “Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya” in the year 1998. In 1999, they came up with the music for Sonu Nigam’s album Deewana. More than that, they were mentors in some of the biggest reality shows like Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa 2012 and composed the title track for T.V reality shows like Bigg Boss 4 and Bigg Boss 6. Sajid- Wajid also gained a lot of fame after composing the IPL 4 theme song called ” Dhoom Dhoom Dhoom Dhadaka”. This track was particularly sung by Wajid. Some of their recent hit albums are “Radhe Your Most Wanted Bhai”, “Kisi Ka Bhai, Kisi Ki Jaan”, “Judwaa 2″ and”Welcome”. They have composed the maximum music albums for Salman Khan movies.
Amaal Mallik is a top rated Indian music director, fantastic singer, background scorer, performer and top rated lyricist. He is Daboo Malik and Jyothi Malik’s elder son and Sardar Malik’s grandson. Malik started his career at a young age and after completing his 10th grade, he instantly began assisting composer and background scorer Amar Mohile with the soundtrack of Sarkar (2005) and Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007). He was hardly 15 at that time. Later, he also moved on to produce and arrange music for his dad in movies like Sohail Khan’s Kisaan (2009), for which he collaborated on the remix track of ‘Mere Desh Ki Dharti’, along with pop singer ‘ Daler Mehndi. His first attempt as a solo background scorer was for Saina, a biopic based on the life of champion badminton player Saina Nehwal.
Some of his recent hit albums are “Saina” and “Kabir Singh”. Recently, he also collaborated with Dua Lipa for the Indian remix version of Levitating.
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By- Arunima Gupta