New Delhi, Nov. 19 -- Honey Singh or Badshah for party numbers, Mithoon for love tracks and Ankit Tiwari or Sachin-Jigar for soft melodies - filmmakers are no longer leaving the fate of their films' music in the hands of a single music composer - they are using a mix of the best in different genres for different moods.
With more than 15 films in 2015 featuring multiple music composers, the trend is hot in the industry. Some of those swearing by the trend include top filmmakers such as Rajkumar Hirani and Karan Johar.
"Earlier, when some composers were giving music for all the songs in a film and simultaneously handling five-six projects, the quality of the music was getting compromised," says music mogul Bhushan Kumar. Composer Arko Provo Mukherjee adds, "This has led to specialisation among composers, and an ability to develop their own style."
However, Shankar Mahadevan from the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio says the trend leads to a loss in the consistency of a signature style in a film's music. "Different composers collaborating together may be great for the independent music genre, but not for films. The music sensibilities are in conflict," he says.
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta agrees, "Sharing my script with one music director helps, as his music sensibilities add value to the storyline. Haven't we noticed how films with multiple music directors often bomb at the box office?"