'Bollywood movie soundtracks are like motherless child'
Mumbai: Oscar-winning Indian music director A.R. Rahman, says the current trend of having multiple composers in one film dilutes the impact of music in a Bollywood film.
Asked about his opinion on the current Bollywood music scene, the Roja fame composer said: "There are some very good music composers working very well but the upper zone of film music has gone to a strange zone. I think Bollywood movie soundtracks are like a motherless child where several music composers are coming on board for one film and composing each song of the film."
"What they are concerned is if his/her song is there or not. They are not bothered about the whole story and how all the songs are working in that," he added. Elucidating on this, Rahman said: "There is no internal commitment towards the whole film or the story, where one artiste is coming on board with his dream, investing his soul and pledging to execute his art through the storytelling. That is missing, I guess. When we look at the overall impact of the music of the film, one would say, 'Oh that's not my song, I just composed one song in the film and that is doing well."
While the 'Mozart of Madras' – as he is lovingly called – is constantly striving to find the meaning of life through music and spreading the joy of music.
Rahman says some of his young students keep him on his toes creatively.