Interview By: TEAM SUPER CINEMA
Tanishk Bagchi is a film music composer, who has given us some great songs like “Baarish” from ‘Half Girlfriend’, the title track of ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’, ‘Akh Lad Jaave’ from ‘Loveyatri’ to name a few. His songs are appreciated by the audiences, be it a love song or a party number. He has also recreated some iconic songs, and has done justice to it. He speaks to us about his journey and much more. Excerpts:
How has 2018 been for you so far and how was it for the music industry overall?
2018 Thankfully has been a blessed year for me. I have been fortunate enough to be a part of some really amazing films. It is undoubtedly a very special year for me as i did quite a few songs. Songs like Dilbar, Akh Lad Jave-Tera Hua-Rangtari-Dholida (Loveyatri), Gazab Ka Hain Din (Dil Junglee), Sawarne Lage (Mitron), Morni Banke (Badhai Ho), Tera Mera Rishra (Jalebi) amongst others got a lot of love and appreciation from All, which I’m really thankful to Bhushan Kumar and T-Series and everyone who have always showered their love, affection and support for me. Keep it coming.
How has the transition been from television to film industry?
Film Industry was the eventual aim anyway. I definitely had my fun time working for the music for television. It was a great learning process as well. The shift from Television to film industry was gradual but well awaited. I’m glad it happened.
What has been your learning so far from the music industry?
I’m a forever learning person I feel. Also, I think there’s no end to learning. Someone can never be enough learned to not learn anything new. The forever evolving Music Industry teaches you a lot every day, every time. So I have learnt a lot from the years I have been a part of this glorious industry and I’m still learning.
One of your favourite song you cherish and why?
All my songs are extremely dear and special to me. Every song is a journey for me, and I create special memories with all of them from the time I start making them. But if I have to point out one it has to be The Humma Song. I’m a huge A R Rahman fan. The song is a classic anyway, so I was extra careful recreating an already blockbuster song with the help of Azeem Dayani and Badshah. I don’t know how much justice I have done with it, but I have overheard Rahman Sir uses my recreation version in his live set which I think means he has kinda liked it. So that’s a big win for me.
How has the music industry evolved in last 20 years?
Like I said, the Music Industry is forever evolving. 20 years is a big time frame. Just check 3-5 years down the line. It’s always changing and evolving and mostly for good. People are now more open to experiment, come out of the shell and break the monotony in sound. Also, decision making people are also very musically sound now, which makes creative people like us dig deep on different avenues of music which still has not been ventured into. For example, I did a song called Akh Lad Jave in Loveyatri which is designed in a very Nu-Age style which is currently a big trend in the international music space and by god’s grace, the song is in top 10 of all major charts, so I guess that’s a win for all of us.