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News |  09 Feb 2022 12:58 |  By Tolika Yeptho

Thomson Andrews feels humble working with music director Pritam Chakraborty

MUMBAI: Thomson Andrews says, “it’s always a humbling and gratifying experience working with music director Pritam Chakraborty” for film 83.

Radioandmusic got in touch with Thomson Andrews to know more about film 83 and his experience working alongside Music Director Pritam Chakraborty. “We also dubbed on the other 4 regional language versions of the film score - Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada”. Thomson is also singing for Music Director Pritam for the upcoming film Brahmastra.

Check the interview below:

Share us your experience singing for Music Director Pritam Chakraborty for the film 83?

Well, it's always a humbling and gratifying experience working for such iconic Bollywood films like 83, based on the life of my childhood idol, the iconic cricket legend Mr. Kapil Dev. It’s seldom few artists whore is chosen among the majority and I’m always grateful to Music Composer Pritam Chakraborty for keeping me in mind to sing for his films. The music, the cast, the story, and the magnitude of this project is so huge that I am proud to have been chosen as a singer to contribute to this film. A few of us seasoned industry session singers we called together to sing on the BGM of the film and because Pritamda loved our work, we also dubbed on the other 4 regional language versions of the film score - Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. The process involved 10-hour sessions over several days of studio dubs to make everything sound sonically massive and fabulous vocally in the film score and some of the vocal arrangements were done by Arjun Chandy.

You have also sung for Music Director Pritam for the upcoming film Brahmastra. Tell us about that.

Pritam sir or Pritamda as we call him, has always been a great support and encouragement to me as an artist and he trusts my contribution to his projects as I’ve worked on several of his super hit films and TV projects including doing all the vocal arrangements for his MTV Unplugged TV show, performing with him live on GIMA AWARDS as well. I co-incidentally met and briefly chatted with Ayan Mukherjee pre-pandemic at the Durga Pujo celebrations in Mumbai which I had performed with Sunidhi Chauhan. This event was organized by Rani Mukherjee and her family, and Ranbir Kapoor also was present at that time. Little did I know that 1 year later I would be called by Music Composer Pritam Chakraborty to sing for Ayan Mukherjee’s film Bramhastra. Recently we have worked together on LUDO for Netflix, 83, now the upcoming Bramhashtra of all the other films we have worked together in the past - Jagga Jasoos, Race, Ae Dil Hain Muskhil, Raess, Dilwale, Jab Harry Met Sejal, Agent Vinod Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani and more.

What is your vision for your music in 2021?

This year I have slated 10 of my own singles as a singer-songwriter releasing across 2022 and 25+ singles releasing of other talented Indie artists via my Label ‘Throan Of Art Music’. Lots of studio sessions, a few live/ virtual concerts, composing new music, exploring new business opportunities as an entrepreneur and founder of my startup ‘Throan Of Art’ and hopefully curating a very special project with 200 singer songwriters that has been a dream for me and part of my vision board for myself.

I just sang for Disney’s ENCANTO film which is recently released. Currently, I’m working on Netflix’s animated children’s series Centaurworld season 1 & 2, Apple TV’s upcoming web series Raphanis, wherein I am the singing voice of the character ‘Wembley’, singing on the iconic series Sesame Street and dubbing as the character voice of Gonger, Marvel Studios ‘HAWK EYE’ series, Brahmastra (coming soon), a Marathi film playback song in the movie Zombivali, an upcoming Telugu Jazz playback song, several Ad jingles for Nykaa, Hero, Facebook TVC’s.