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News |  15 Jun 2019 10:00 |  By RnMTeam

'Dimple Wale Saiyyan' is composed on a reggae beat: Nikhil Kamath

MUMBAI:  Nikhil Kamath, a multi-faceted music composer is now ready with an item song for a movie, Dunno Know Why Na Jaane Kyun, the third part of the same franchise. This time, he is composing a track called, Dimple Wale Saiyyan featuring Bidisha Bagh. It is sung by Meenakshi Sharma.

Nikhil is happy to be a part of three parts of this franchise. He exclaims, “I had a privilege of working with the living legend Lata Mangeshkar a few years ago, for a movie of the same franchise. Today, I am composing a song for the third part and I couldn’t have been happier. We are also composing two more tracks and also the background score.”

The theme song of the movie, Pal Mein Rishte Badal Jate Hain is sung by Lata Mangeshkar, which was released in 2010.

Speaking about Dimple Wale Saiyyan, Nikhil says, “Most of the item songs are similar; however, this one is composed on a reggae beat, which is very unique. The concept of the movie is unique and deals with complex issues of a man loving another man. These movies are very special and important for us.”

Nikhil was a part of the music composer duo Nikhil-Vinay, and separated years ago, but not before giving us gems like the poignant Koi Fariyad from Tum Bin, which linger on our mind even today. The duo worked together for 16 years before parting ways. However, there is no bitterness that led them to split. As Nikhil reveals, “Vinay wanted to explore avenues and moved to London and that’s the reason why we went our separate ways.”

Nikhil shres fond memories of those old days, “I have beautiful memories working with the legend Jagjit Singh. He was such a stalwart but had faith in us when we were composing Koi Fariyad. There was mutual trust and respect. Bhushan Kumar was so young when he decided to go ahead with such a complex song like Koi Fariyad, but then he had trust in the music, we were making. It is always great to work with T-Series team. I remember working on an album with Sonu Nigam too then. Working with such amazing people was very easy as they trusted us as music composers.”

However, according to him, the scenario is completely changed, as he explains, “With the corporates coming in, things are different today. They are welcome but the confusion has grown. If you want a good film with good music, you have to trust the professionals. The trust is missing today. The corporate team or the sponsors usually come with their set of ideas and ask for a change, which adds to the confusion.”

Citing an example of the benefits of mutual trust, he mentions of the new Gujarati movie Tare Saathe. He says, “Director Amit Acharya made me hear a South Indian tune and within five minutes, I created a scratch tune and Amit was so happy with it. The tune was then transformed into a song. We also had choreographer LollyPop at the recording. We worked as a team like old-school.”

He is happy with the team of Donno Why Jaane Kyun too, “The team worked on grass root level and there was immense clarity.”

Commenting on the current scenario, Nikhil says, “Independent artists are emerging and social media is helping. Like the Betiyaan song, I composed was on everyone’s phone. However, small films aren’t able to push a music album, which is unfortunate and sad for both these films and composers.”

Finally, he concludes, “The most important thing in this world to survive is passion and I am very passionate about music and it’s not just working or profession for me. I have relentlessly tried to explore various genres of music always.”