‘Dance tracks must for success of music album’
While many musicians in Bollywood believe that a dance track or an item number does not determine the success of a film’s music score, music composers Atul Gogavale (right) and Ajay Gogavale (far right) think otherwise. The two are currently enjoying the success of Mera Naam Mary, a song featuring actor Kareena Kapoor Khan in an upcoming film.
“I think that an item track or a number with fast beats is important in movies. There should be a song on which the audience can dance, because when there is a track that people can enjoy and dance freely on, they tend to listen to it more,” says Atul, who, along with Ajay, has composed tracks for movies like Singham (2011), Agneepath (2012) and Bol Bachchan (2012).
The musical duo received a National award for their work in Marathi film Jogwa (2009,) and as their work travelled around the country, both of them faced the problem of plagiarism. “People have copied our Marathi songs without any fear. In fact, the introduction of our song Mera Naam Mary has been copied by filmmakers in the south. This is not right. Once the copyright law gets implemented, things will definitely improve in our music industry,” says Ajay.
When there is a track that people can dance freely on, they tend to listen to it more
Atul Gogavale, music composer