Mithoon: Talent is bigger than any individual or label

Mithoon: Talent is bigger than any individual or label

Written by Mimansa Shekhar
| New Delhi |

Revealed: July 4, 2020 7:56:40 pm


Mithoon’s final work was in movie Malang (2020). (Picture: Mithoon/Fb)

If he had caught to following tendencies, says composer-lyricist Mithoon, he wouldn’t have gained 21 awards for Aashiqui 2. The creator of award-winning tracks, like “Banjaara” (Ek Villain), “Phir Bhi Tumko Chahunga” (Half Girlfriend), “Tum Hello Ho” (Aashiqui 2) and “Tujhe Kitna Chahne Lage” (Kabir Singh), prefers to pursue his model of music.

On the sidelines of MX Participant’s Instances of Music, Mithoon acquired candid with , the place he defined why regardless of beginning off with remakes, he finally turned in direction of unique compositions. He additionally opened up in regards to the adjustments he needs to see in India’s music scene.

Listed here are excerpts from the dialog:

Q. Regardless of beginning your profession with two recreations – “Woh Lamhe Woh Baatein” and “Juda Hoke Bhi”, you selected to compose unique music. What inspired you to make the shift?

I got here right here to create unique music. After these two songs, it was a acutely aware resolution. Then my first tune “Tere Bin” turned a nationwide rage in 2006. It’s merely in regards to the pleasure of constructing one thing unique. That achievement is past anything.

Q. Does each writing and composing your songs present more inventive liberty?

It’s a spontaneous and festivity. I wrote “Tum Hello Ho” and Mohit Suri and Arijit Singh insisted that I don’t change something. Seeing their perception and pleasure, I went with it. The tune “Foremost Phir Bhi Tumko Chahunga” from Half Girlfriend was really a nazm written by Manoj Muntashir in 2001. He gave it to me 15 years later after which I set it to music. That’s additionally an equally lovely change for one man to think about one thing and the opposite, to deliver a brand new perspective to it. So we have fun all conditions and collaborations; it’s not about one being higher than the opposite.

Mithoon with filmmaker Mohit Suri and singer Arijit Singh. (Picture: Mithoon/Facebook)

Q. What adjustments do you want to see in India’s music scene?

Music is continually evolving. If challenges have elevated, so have alternatives. Today, we have now digital platforms the place new artistes can join instantly with the viewers. I’ve been by way of my share of challenges. Lots of people as soon as advised me to vary my model of music as a result of ballads didn’t work in Hindi movies and it was darkish music that was well-liked then. If I had listened to them, the music for Aashiqui 2 would have by no means occurred.

Q. What’s your tackle Sonu Nigam’s latest revelations about “music mafia” and wish for music firms to be sort to new expertise?

On a human stage, I undoubtedly agree with him. I don’t suppose any individual must be advised to be sort and thoughtful. We’re weak and we want one another.

Q. What recommendation will you give to new expertise?

Take Laxmikant-Pyarelal and the percentages they needed to combat to develop into the uncrowned kings of music. They have been each outsiders to town. These challenges have at all times been there, however expertise is greater than any particular person or label. Even when it’s robust, simply maintain onto your weapons, because the time will come when those self same labels, who’re opposing you today, will come to you.

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Q. What has been your most favorite collaboration, and which singer you’d wish to work with in future?

My most favorite collaboration has been with singer Roop Kumar Rathod in Anwar (2007). He’s a jewel and deserves the Bharat Ratna. He has much more to provide and is an ocean of expertise.

I’m wanting ahead to recording with Sonu Nigam. I’ve at all times appeared as much as him as a vocalist. I believe he is among the most technically sound singers our nation has ever produced.

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