When I hear the word ‘Pagalworld’, names like Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Sonu Nigaam and Shaan come to mind. Since childhood, I grew up listening to their soulful compositions created by Bollywood mp3 music directors. They had a romantic charm about them that immediately entered the mind of the listener. The long lasting impact of these songs was something that cannot be described in words.
Today Bollywood mp3 songs have undergone a metamorphosis as compared to those of the early and mid 90s. Melodious compositions have now been replaced by raunchy item numbers and obnoxious rapping, which is quite okay because change is necessary, even in music; and the younger generation is connecting with it very well, but the question that arises is, “Does this mean the slow departure of melodious songs from Bollywood mp3?”
Well, the current scenario in Bollywood mp3 movie songs illustrates just that. There is a lack of melodious music in movies. Though it would be totally unfair to mention their immediate passing away as a film like Aashiqui 2 reminds us that melodious songs still rule the hearts of romantics; it won the hearts of young audiences with its extremely romantic songs. Indian music has a different status in world music and has even captured the mind of the global audience. (Not forgetting the songs composed by AR Rahman for the movie Slumdog Millionaire, which won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, BAFTA Award for Best Film Score and Grammy Awards).
Movies have now become much more commercial, and directors have become cautious about return on investment. In fact, the constant climb up box office collections put all directors in a rat race of getting into “X” crores clubs either by hook or crook and achieving those dream numbers box office collections leave no stone unturned even if it means including peppy music with the latest rapping sensation. As a result, the value of melodious songs diminishes day by day and they get lost in the glitz and glamour of songs with aggressive lyrics and western beats. But after every high tide comes a low tide, and those days are not far off when we will hear melodious songs again.