Amit Trivedi composed London Thumakda, Gujariya and Hungama from Kangana Ranaut starrer Queen, are rocking the clubs across the country. After belting out an earthy soulful album for Lootera, he has dished out a floor shattering, powerful album for Queen. It has taken desis across the globe by storm. Queen just proves Amit Trivedi's versatility as a music composer in the cacophonic Bollywood. He has carved a niche for himself in the world of music where he could have just turned into a music factory but has instead become a custom-made source point. The 34 year-old has come a long way from his college band Om to where he is now.
Amit Trivedi was first noticed by Times Music when he was in his college band OM. They performed at live shows and events. The album didn't do very well as there was no promotion. He moved on to composing music for theater and doing live shows. He also composed background music for television serials and did jingles. He went on to sign a two-year contract with Sony BMG where he composed for non-film albums like Indian Idol winner Abhijit Sawant's Junoon. His career was slowly picking up pace but not as he would have desired.
Amit Trivedi's lackluster career flew through the roof when he composed for Anurag Kashyap's much acclaimed Dev D. The film was the talk of town as was its music. It was a mash up of various genres like Jazz, Brass band, and rock. The album was a chartbuster and won him much deserved critical acclaim and also a National Award for best music direction. 2009 marked the arrival of the musical marvel Amit Trivedi and there has been no looking back for this creative genius. Advertising agencies and production houses have been queuing up ever since to grab a bite of the maestro. He has consistently delivered beyond expectations. He has been a composer, singer, lyricist, musician ever since. He has worked on films like Aamir, Wake Up Sid, Aisha , Ek Main Aur Ek Tu, English Vinglish, Ishaqzaade, Kai Po Che, Lootera, Queen etc.
The reason Amit Trivedi is so popular is because of his versatility and his understanding of the art. His music is very much in sync with the flavor of the movie instead of it being run of the mill music. He grasps the wavelength of the film and sticks to that graph and this is what makes him unique. Lootera was earthy, where as Kai Po Che had a flavor of folk, Ghanchakkar was quirky, and Queen was very fresh and upbeat. His music is in tandem with the soul of the film.
Parallels are being drawn between him and the legendary A R Rehman. In the short five years since 2009, Amit Trivedi has won various awards for music direction and background score, including the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award too and has worked on over 20 films! All this does not faze him and he continues to surprise everyone with his creativity. His upcoming projects include the much touted Milan Talkies, Bombay Velvet and Trishna among others.
We are all claps for Amit Trivedi's infinite ingenuity and hope that he continues to build on his impressive array of work.