Mithoon: Trend of remixes will die out in years to come


So, we worship music. So there is no need to remake and recycle music. All I have to say is if you are consuming someone’s hard work, give them credit. It was interesting to do rehearsals on FaceTime and Zoom calls. His latest album, Khuda Haafiz was a hit, and now he is working on the music for Ranbir Kapoor starrer Shamshera. I have said no to many offers. I had to record singers online. I also think the trend is diminishing, and it’ll die out in the times to come. They will celebrate it. My uncle Pyarelal ji is a legend, and I started learning music when I was 11. We recorded Ahmed, an Egyptian singer from LA. They never mention lyricists and composers. Q. That itself points out to the pulse of the audience. Written by Komal RJ Panchal
| Mumbai |

September 23, 2020 9:15:54 pm

Mithoon composed the music of Khuda Haafiz from home. I take it as a compliment as I am very sincere about the music I make. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. We signed the film last year and then from March, there was a lockdown due to the pandemic, so we thought now whatever has too happen will happen post Diwali, including the release of the film. Sonu Nigam sir was in Dubai, Vishal Dadlani was somewhere near Pune, Vishal Mishra was in Chandigarh, Javed Ali was in Delhi, so making music for this film felt like an all India project in the true sense. Many of the singers we worked with were not around. Lyricists have come together to urge streaming platforms to grant them their due credit. If you give them good music, they listen to it, love it and cherish it. Q. They deserve to be credited. I don’t think making remixes is a good trend. However, it is not about legacy. In an exclusive interview with indianexpress.com, Mithoon talks about working from home during the coronavirus-induced lockdown, giving credit to musicians and lyricists and making original music. The industry should realise that it is wrong to underestimate the audience and music lovers. What are your thoughts? I am not excited about remixes at all. Working in this condition felt challenging, but I guess since we made the music with all our heart, people enjoyed it. We had a lot of recordings pending. If by giving original music, I can be successful, then it is very clear what people want. But then we were told that the film is ready to release on OTT. (Photo: Mithoon/Instagram)Music director Mithoon has time and again proved that original music is what the audiences love. My philosophy is less is more, and people have questioned me over it. If you go through old songs, they only write the film’s title or the actor’s names. How was it making music for Khuda Haafiz from home during the lockdown?https://images.indianexpress.com/2020/08/1×1.png
Making music for Khuda Haafiz was quite a different experience. Actually, there are many streaming platforms where there is no credit given to lyricists as well as composers. Similarly, when you are consuming music online, the musicians, the writers and the lyricists deserve to be known too. It is bad for the health of Indian music. Q. Music has been a part of our lives from the time my grandfather Pandit Ramprasad Sharma ji started training. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. Why did you decide to stick to making original music? A lot of Bollywood music today has a hit formula. What’s your take on this trend since you have stayed away from factory type manufacturing of music? I come from a family of musicians. I enjoy making original music because the people of India have given me love for the original music that I make, whether it is Bas Ek Pal, The Train, Anwar, Aashiqui 2, Murder 2 or Kabir Singh. It is about how music has been placed as God in our family. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd

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Mithoon When you go to watch a film in theaters, all the actors’ names are written, right? We did mixing online too. My father Naresh Sharma has done background score for more than 200 films. You have stayed away from remixes. Here are excerpts from the interaction:
Q. I have my recording studio in my apartment, so I could work from there. Life teaches us to change with circumstances. If there is a will, there is a way. They have asked me to do various things away from the music that I love and make, but I stuck to my roots, and it has paid off.