Aug 22, 2012 at 12:05pm IST

Barfi!: Welcome back, Pritam Chakraborty

New Delhi: It seems music director Pritam Chakraborty has taken the plagiarism charges seriously. Now, he wants to reclaim his position as a talented and original composer. Listen to ‘Barfi’ songs if you don’t believe it.

A new song of ‘Barfi’ called ‘Kyon’ has got good response after the lyricist of the film Neelesh Misra posted the link to the audio of the song on the micro blogging site Twitter. The song has been sung by Sunidhi Chauhan and Angaraag Mahanta aka Papon.

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The song reminds the listeners the era of ‘Woh Lamhe’, ‘Ankahee’ and ‘Life in a Metro’, when Pritam came up with songs that had minimalist approach towards instrumental support.

Barfi!: Welcome back, Pritam Chakraborty

'Aala Barfi' and 'Kya karoon' are good songs but 'Kyun' has a soothing effect, a rare virtue for today's songs.

Pritam has this ability of catching the right note of a singer’s voice. Remember the song ‘Mummy ko nahi hai pata’ from the film ‘Chocolate’. Though the film remained in oblivion, the song showcased the range of Sunidhi Chauhan’s voice. Sunidhi has lent her voice to many item numbers but very few of them actually used her to the fullest, most of the times she is asked to reach her highest possible pitch. Pritam judiciously blended her energy with the right kind of expressions.

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Recently released ‘Cocktail’ was another feather in Pritam’s cap. Fun was amalgamated with the philosophical approach of the lyricist in ‘Tumhi ho bandhu’.

‘Aala Barfi’ and ‘Main kya karoon’ are also good songs but ‘Kyun’ has a soothing effect, a rare virtue for today’s songs. At a time, when every composer is focusing on groovy numbers, filmmaker Anurag Basu and Pritam should be credited for creating such a lovely song.

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Even filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is in awe of Pritam’s music in ‘Barfi’, he tweets, “With Barfi Pritam has reinvented himself. Wow soundtrack.”

Till the time, plagiarism charges get confirmed, keep listening to the genuinely heart wrenching ‘Kyun’.

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Who do you think is the most original music composer of Bollywood?

AR Rahman


Pritam Chakraborty


Himesh Reshammiya

None of these