There are those common composers who make generic scores for Bollywood movies and go with tried and tested formulas and then there are composers like Pritam, who dare to risk it and try something new! Pritam Chakraborty is one of the leading musicians in India today and his compositions are far from anything generic and regular that we normally hear in the film industry. There is a huge reason why Pritam is regarded as one of the composers who played a pivotal role in redefining Bollywood, and that reason is his uniqueness and stride for perfection.
He has made numerous musical masterpieces which never seize to mesmerize us. Millions have become his ardent fans after listening to Alvida, from Life in a Metro, Subhanallah, from Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and many more such compositions. It is songs like these which have the potential to become timeless classics.
Fans are in fact so crazy for this composer that they follow each and every corner of his public life, but very few know about his background apart from being a renowned composer. He is one of the most celebrated music composers in India. After graduating from the prestigious Presidency University, he decided to pursue a career in music. He later joined FTII and pursued music, and despite being a huge star he still denies to blatantly accept his stardom or boost his ego in any way. After so many years he still acknowledges that whatever he is, is because of his guidance.
And though his teachers are not with him, they still continue to guide him, which clearly shows his humble nature. He has completely redefined Bollywood’s music and his compositions became big hits not only in viewership but also in terms of winning hearts.