10 years of Lootera: Amit and I had been in Goa after I wrote Shikayatein, says Amitabh Bhattacharya

“I had come to Mumbai with the vision of becoming a singer and I became a lyricist by chance. I’d just found a footing as a lyricist in the industry around the time Lootera happened, so it was a special project,” says Amitabh Bhattacharya, who penned all of the six songs of the movie. Teaming up with composer Amit Trivedi, his collaborator on many tasks even earlier than the movie, was a memorable expertise for the author. “Amit and I make a good team. Since we had worked on projects like Aamir (2008), Dev D (2009) and Udaan (2010) by then, we had a great tuning. He would share the melody with me and I’d write lyrics after listening to the track. All the songs in the film were the first drafts I wrote.” he says, including, “Working on a classic like Lootera while I was also writing songs for an out-and-out commercial masala film like Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) was interesting. As an artiste, I enjoy variety.”

Ranveer Singh in a nonetheless from Lootera; (proper) Amitabh Bhattacharya

“I remember Amit had already composed and written the lyrics for the mukhda of Zinda Hoon Yaar and it was a beautiful thought. I realised that the words were so apt that I thought rewriting the mukhda was not possible. For me, the responsibility to live up to the benchmark of the mukhda with impactful antras was a challenge. But mujhe khushi hai ki main gaane ko accha likhne ki zimmedari nibha paaya,” he remembers.

Whereas composing the tune, Amit got here up with the phrase Sawaar Loon. And I keep in mind the best way I’d written wasn’t going properly with the thought Sawaar Loon. I’d written the phrase Mori Mori Kije Kori in Bangla which interprets to haaye marr jaun, major kya karoon? However the crew appreciated Sawaar Loon higher so I related the considered the mukhda to Sawaar Loon and it labored out properly.

My favorite monitor from the album is Shikayatein. There’s one thing within the melody. Amit and I had been in Goa when Amit shared the melody with me and I wrote the tune in Goa. There are some songs that you just write and really feel a way of aid and catharsis. Shikayatein is that tune for me. With (singer) Mohan Kannan’s voice, the tune went to a different degree.

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