October 8, 2009 2:57:07 PM IST Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network
BLUE and ALL THE BEST-FUN BEGINS
Bollywood's uncrowned number one composer, Pritam, is a die-hard fan of music maestro, A. R. Rahman, and swears by his music. We all know how Pritam acknowledged in an interview (on our very own portal) that JTYJN was the music of the year for him and that "Kabhi Kabhi Aditi" was such a brilliant composition that it was worth its weight in gold.
However, this Diwali, Pritam is pitted against Rahman, as his ALL THE BEST...FUN BEGINS is facing serious opposition from BLUE, Rahman's first Bollywood music album after the Oscar triumph. At present the situation is that Rahman has won hands down (not that Pritam will mind at all!) in this battle, as BLUE is currently the top seller in the market, across all stores in the country and even Overseas, while ALL THE BEST... FUN BEGINS is in hot pursuit!
No doubt Rahman's name sells, as is evident from the fact that BLUE has overtaken ALL THE BEST...FUN BEGINS, despite the presence of quite a few chartbusters in the album. As Diwali nears, the competition will naturally hot up and we can only say who won in the end when both the films release on 16th October.
In the clash between Pritam and Rahman, one name we forgot to mention is that of composer duo, Sajid-Wajid whose latest album, MAIN AURR MRS KHANNA (which too is a Diwali release), is selling quite well and the film may attract the family crowd, who wish for some wholesome 'mushy' entertainment.
As of now, it's Rahman all the way! So cheers, Rahmaniacs!