Hindi cinema music is part of our DNA
Described by many as India’s most versatile composer and songwriter, Mithoon is known for his soulful and soulful music. He is probably the only music composer who also writes his own songs, which makes him an ideal musical icon. In fact, in 2012, his hit track, “Tum Hi Ho” from the movie “Aashiqui 2,” set a new box office benchmark.
With films like ‘Ek Villain’, ‘Baaghi 2’, ‘Malang’, ‘Khuda Haafiz’, ‘Shivaay’, ‘Ki And Ka’, ‘Hate Story 2’ and ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’ among others to his credit, he has now cemented his position as a leader in the music and entertainment industry.
As of 2022, Mithoon, who believes “music is his calling”, has worked on several films, including “Khuda Hafiz 2”, “HIT: The First Case”, “Shamshera”, and “Ek Villain Returns”.
While ‘Shamshera’ exploded at the box office, his music for the song ‘Ji Huzoor’ impressed everyone. The film marked its first association with Yash Raj Films and it reinvented itself with thrilling background music.
When asked if he felt discouraged that the film wasn’t doing well, Mithoon told us, “Obviously I was disappointed because I don’t see myself as an independent composer, but I am a film composer. With ‘Shamshera’ too, I worked closely with director Karan Malhotra and YRF to understand the emotion behind the film. It’s selfish for me to only focus on the song ‘Ji Huzoor’. The kind of music I composed for the film was something new, working with different instruments and singers, so you can’t take that away from me.
Meanwhile, born into a family of musicians, Mithoon has always showcased his family lineage in his award-winning work. Talking about how his childhood shaped him as a music composer, Mithoon said, “The kind of compliments I get from my background music is because of the exposure I got in my childhood, and this is where my lineage or viraasat comes into place. ”
Last but not least, he hopes that no matter what, the epitome of Bollywood music will always be loved. “I really believe in Hindi cinema music, it’s part of our DNA. I’ll never fade away and playtime will never last long. It always has. But if there’s good music through talented artists, there is also too much mediocrity. It’s the eternal fight. We, as artists, have to decide which side we are on,” he signed.
Then we’ll soon see him back in the spotlight with movies like “Gadar 2: The Katha Continues” in his chat.