“Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter”, was said by Keats, and this was brought to life by one of the most talented musicians produced by Bollywood. Yes, we are talking about our favorite Shantanu Moitra. His innovation in the field of producing the most exquisite music has brought him closer to the hearts of all music lovers. He is the leading music director of Bollywood, and it his quest for perfection that has got him his most coveted position in Bollywood. He started off by composing music for Indipop albums, and albums like “Mann Ke Manjeere” and Ab Ke Saawan” got him popularity. His claim to fame was from Pradeep Sarkar’s Parineeta, for which he not only received immense critical acclaim but also was nominated for the award of the best music director in the prestigious Filmfare Awards. Needless to say, that his career graph has been at an all-time high. Here is a list of some of his best songs.
The One Which Boosted Us Up – All Izz Well
This song was the one which probably has seen us through many of our tough times. Crooned by Sonu Nigam, Swanand Kirkire, and Shaan, this peppy campus number from the movie 3 Idiots, not only makes us relive our college days but also reassures us that the troubles of life can be done away with mere whistles, because “murgi kya jaane ande ka kya hoga?” This was indeed Bollywood’s most playful soundtrack of 2009.
The Soulful Heart-Warmer – Theher Jaa
Theher jaa, sung by Armaan Malik has been composed by Abhishek Arora and the lyrics have been penned by Abhiruchi Chand. Armaan Malik’s voice tranquilizes us and the most noticeable part of the song is the fact that it takes us back to the days of unconditional and innocent love. This is indeed Shantanu’s best compositions
The Weirdly Funny Number – Tharki Chokro
This peppy number, with the fun-filled music and the energetic dance of Sanju Baba is from the movie PK. Here, the tharki chokro is Aamir Khan, who is shown as a confused alien, running after humans, irrespective of their gender, and Sanjay Dutt tries his best to stop him. The Rajasthani flavor in the song adds to the folk style. This song has been penned by Swanand Kirkire. The song became a hit in no time and received 6.41 lakh views on YouTube.
The Sweet Melody – Pal Pal
Inspired by Richard Cliff’s song, “Theme for a Dream”, this melodious number was a wonderful duet by Shreya Ghoshal and Sonu Nigam, from the movie Lage Raho Munna Bhai. The video shows the developing romance between Vidya Balan and Sanjay Dutt, and the song became quite famous, and Shreya Ghoshal had also received a Filmfare nomination for the best female playback singer.
So, from Indipop to mainstream Bollywood, Shantanu’s journey, like his music, has been soulful.
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