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Features |  29 Aug 2016 14:23 |  By RnMTeam

On a brighter note: 5 incredible songs from movies that failed

MUMBAI: In a recent interview to a popular talk-show host, noted music composer Ehsaan Noorani appealed to the film industry for a better utilisation of soundtrack from the movies that failed to create an impression at the box-office. The disappointing performance of a movie in the theatres, directly or indirectly, creates an unfairly negative impact on the album, thus nullifying all the efforts executed by the music composers.

From Rahman to Trivedi, every composer has had a bittersweet experience in this respect. Here's a look at five such songs from the movies released in the last five years or so -

1. Murabba - Bombay Talkies

Amit Trivedi boasts of a high success ratio when it comes to soundtracks to movies. The composer who shot to fame with the success of 'Dev D' failed to repeat the impact with the multi-starrer 'Bombay Talkies'. Trivedi had invested several months into the creation of the album, and understandably felt dejected when the movie's poor performance reflected on the soundtrack too. The single 'Murabba' proves why a soundtrack never should be judged by the storyline's success or failure.

2. Jabra - Fan

While 'Fan' did not technically fail to make profits at the box office, in this case, the song made more news (for all the right reasons) than the movie itself. And although, people may not have seen
the movie, everyone has listened and danced to this song at least once. Brought to you by Vishal and Shekhar, the song was released in multiple languages.

The duo has created similar impact through their creations for movies that may not have fared well commercially. (Example- 'Bluffmaster', 'Anjaana Anjaani',etc)

3. Mast Magan - 2 States

If there's one singer who is gradually achieving on par fame with the actors, it's Arijit Singh. And when he receives support from the country's favourite trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, magic is inevitable. The movie created a lot of hype before its release, however unfortunately, failed to maintain it.

4. Pashmina - Fitoor

The movie neither managed to create the hype or surprise the critics after its release. In fact, some fans argued that the only reasons to buy the tickets for 'Fitoor' was Amit Trivedi's music. That says a lot about the evolution and popularity of the young musician. And this song justifies that.

5. Sanam Re - Mithoon

It's almost criminal to produce a movie with no star-cast to pull the fans to the multiplexes. The disappointing performance of the movie 'Sanam Re' did not surprise many, and similarly, Mithoon's ability to create a lovely and engaging soundtrack does not come as a surprise to those who followed the talented music composer's journey.