Music composer Jatin Pandit has reacted to the ever growing trend of churning out remixes from old classics with Sidharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria-starrer Masakali 2.0 being the latest one to face the heat. The composer, who along with brother Lalit gave music for numerous superhit films from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge to Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, says musicians don’t have patience to work for long hours these days and believe in repeating a success formula.
Jatin Pandit says musicians these days are taking the support of what has worked and adding some bits to it
Jatin Pandit says musicians these days are taking the support of what has worked and adding some bits to it from their end. Lashing against the creators of remixes, Jatin told Bollywood Life in an interview, “What’s important is that it should sound good. The problem is that I don’t think people now have the patience to compose music. We used to sit for 8-9 hours on each song.”
But there’s a huge difference between being inspired and copying something: Jatin Pandit
Jatin agrees there’s no wrong in being inspired from a hit number but asserts, “So many a time, we used to hear an R.D. Burman tune, and get inspired to make something. But there’s a huge difference between being inspired and copying something. Inspiration is when no one will catch your source, whereas a copy is when everyone will understand that it’s a replica of someone else’s work.” AR Rahman, singer Mohit Chauhan and Delhi-6 director Rakeysh Omprakas Mehra also have expressed their disappointment with the practice.