Here’s everything you need to know about the Amaal Mallik comeback with the ‘A-Team’!
By Bryan Durham - January 7, 2019
Can you call it a “comeback” if you’ve been away from Bollywood for a year? If you’ve been as consistent as composer Amaal Mallik since starting out in Bollywood, you can.
We’ve missed the prolific composer’s melodies and are glad to confirm that he will return to Bollywood late-January or early-February with Ajay Devgn-Rakul Preet starrer De De Pyaar De, sees him back in the hits.
The reason he’s been away is his staunch refusal to do remakes, which was the flavour of… well, pretty much the whole of last year.
Given that the film is titled De De Pyaar De (derived from the hit song from Sharaabi, perhaps?), there was some speculation that the young composer may have decided to go with the flow and done a re-creation for the film.
He tweeted this to clear up the air:
For all those who are confused….— Amaal Mallik (@AmaalMallik) January 6, 2019
There are 2 “Original” compositions by me in #DeDePyaarDe
It’s high time we bring back some good original music on the charts….
Let’s do this #Adeez & #Armaanians #Amaalians : #ATeam https://t.co/Y2HB1wKwxp
As per this post, the film also stars Tabu, features lyrics by Kunaal Vermaa and is a Luv Ranjan production helmed by Akiv Ali and features two ORIGINAL compositions by Amaal. One of the tracks will be sung by Atif Aslam and the other by Amaal’s brother Armaan Malik.
But here’s what you don’t know. Our source says that the film will also feature two remakes (one’s by RDB and the other by Tanishk Bagchi, obviously! There will, from what we know, also be two more originals — one by Rochak Kohli and the other by Vipin Patwa.
We reached out to Amaal, who’s currently in Spain, to get a handle on what’s happening. He confirmed the developments and added, “I wrote the post as people felt it was a remake I was working on.”
While we don’t know the names of the songs, what we can tell you is this, Amaal sounded equally excited about both tracks. While he has worked with Atif on a non-film single (Zindagi Aa Raha Hoon Main), this will be their first Bollywood track together. Also, the film has the winning Amaal-Armaan combo together after quite a while.
What can he share about the tracks? Says Amaal, “My track with Atif falls in the orchestral pop range and is a romantic track.”
What about the Armaan track? “It’s a heartbreak song,” he shoots back.
So there you have it! For more details, watch this space!