Composer Tanishk Bagchi, who’s known for chartbuster recreations of popular songs such as Tamma Tamma Again (Badrinath Ki Dulhania), Tu Cheez Badi (Machine) and The Humma Song (Ok Jaanu), is back with Yeh Sindoor (Mission Mangal), a powerful poem, for which he has done the music. The Telegraph caught up with the composer:
Your other originals such as Ve Maahi (Kesari) and Bolna (Kapoor & Sons) were well received. What’s your expectation from Yeh Sindoor?
Tanishk: Thank you! Ve Maahi and Bolna have been extremely dear to me. Both were with Dharma Productions and had a musical association with my brother, Azeem Dayani. Both the songs have been in people’s playlist for a long time, and I’m glad they can listen to the original side of me as well. Yeh Sindoor is extremely special, too, as it empowers the real goddess of our nation — our women. They are our pride and they make us proud every time. Mission Mangal is a very dear project where I associated with Akshay (Kumar) Sir again. This is a tribute to all Indian women. Aap sabko salaam!
Tanishk Bagchi Sourced by the author
How do you handle the pressure of recreating old hits which were already so popular back in the day?
Pressure actually harms everything... the songs and also your health. So I deal with pressure a little differently, by not paying too much attention to it. When I recreate a track, I try to keep the essence of the original alive and then I add my vibe and my style to it. I’m a music producer, so I focus more on the production and arrangement aspect of the song to be recreated and leave it to the audience and God to validate. Thankfully, both have been very kind.
Your favourite composition so far?
It would be Baarish (Half Girlfriend).
How do you handle criticism?
I take it positively. Constructive criticism is good as it helps you get better. Every field of work would incur some sort of criticism, we should take it positively and go ahead. Criticism should never affect your way of functioning. Keep doing good work, critics would eventually turn fans!
Is Yeh Sindoor a conscious effort to break your image of only recreating old chartbusters?
Well I’ve had chartbuster originals such as Banno tera swagger (Tanu Weds Manu Returns), Baarish, Akh Lad Jave (Loveyatri) as well. Sindoor is a song for a cause. The cause being the ever powering Indian women and their empowerment. Versatility is a great skill, I just try to help mine in all spaces of music.