LONDON PARIS NEW YORK: Another addition to genre of actor music director
March 5, 2012 06:27:57 PM IST Enkayaar, Glamsham Editorial
Apart from the fact that LONDON PARIS NEW YORK has been shot extensively in these cities, another feature of the film is that the lead star of the film Ali Zafar has also given music to it. He is the newest addition to the illustrious list of actor-music directors who have made their mark in a big way in the world of Hindi cinema. Ali Zafar became associated with the world of Hindi entertainment with his music album 'Jhoom', but he tested waters as an actor with TERE BIN LADEN and with his third film LONDON PARIS NEW YORK he has got a chance to give a flavor of his musical acumen as well. He seems to have made his mark as a music director as the song of the film, ''Woh Dekhne Mein Kaisi Seedhi-Saadi Lagti'', is peppy and foot tapping.
There have been phases in the world of Hindi cinema where actor-music director have made their presence felt with the versatile talent. The pioneer in this category was Kishore Kumar and the music that he arranged for his films, be it JHUMRU, DOOR GAGAN KI CHAV MEIN, were haunting, simple and continued to reach out and impress through the score and rendition. CHECK OUT: Will LONDON PARIS NEW YORK hit the bull's eye?
R D Burman aka Pancham was another music director who flirted with the genre of acting, but in a limited scale with BHOOT BUNGLA. It may be a fact that as Pancham had also acted, so when his combination with Kishore Kumar started in a big way, Pancham being an actor himself, they were able to emote the essence of songs through their score and rendition, and that could also be the reason why the heady combination of Pancham and Kishore Kumar could never be repeated again.
Subsequently, genre of actor - music directors was not found in the world of Hindi cinema for quite a long time. It was the advent of Himesh Reshammiya that added a new chapter to this genre in Hindi film industry. Though Himesh has made waves off and on as a music director, there is a lot left to be desired about his acting prowess. May be, with LPNY Ali Zafar would be able to establish some new paradigms. His USP lies in the present times for the sheer fact that for a producer he comes as a package deal, and the producer does not have to worry about the hummability and the success of the music of the film. After all, the songs would be composed by the music director, Ali Zafar would sing them as well, and also enact as well. The offers from producers however would depend on the success that LPNY is able to get at the box office.