Pritam reflects on the music of the superhit Dangal

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Music maestro, Pritam Chakraborty certainly made music sing in 2016! In fact, the musician gave two of the best albums, full of a range of styles filled with such good notes with Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Dangal.

Dangal is still going strong at the box-office and the composer talked about his creation of the cool, critically and fan loved, music for the hit film. “I was keen on creating a certain soundscape of Dangal. While approaching the music, the soundscape I wanted to keep it in was Haryanvi obviously, because its based in Haryana. So you will find heavy influences of Haryanvi folk music in terms of instrumentation in it and multiple times we have gone to Haryana and recorded Haryanvi folk instruments.’

What is interesting is that the ablum has equal desi tadka and western music blend. Explaining this, he says, ”While scoring the background, I first lay the themes and then we kind of programmed the whole thing in. Like a string will play but the entire thing is laced with folk instruments, we have used lot of them in background. So the basic approach to Dangal music was to keep the flavour of the music very Indian. I used Indian notes, whenever I was composing. But we kept the orchestration base western but the top layer of orchestration was very desi and very folk, very rural and Haryanvi.”

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