Amit Trivedi

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Amit Trivedi
Amit Trivedi at QUEEN success party.jpg
Trivedi at the success party for Queen, 2014
Background information
Born (1979-04-08) 8 April 1979 (age 36)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Genres Soundtrack, Indian Film Music, Indie-pop
Occupation(s) Composer, record producer, singer, instrumentalist, lyricist
Years active 2001–present

Amit Trivedi is an Indian film composer, musician, singer and lyricist, working in Bollywood. After working as a theatre and jingle composer and composing for non-film albums, he debuted as a film composer in the 2008 Hindi film Aamir,[1] and shot to fame in the Hindi film music scene with his critically acclaimed work in the more popular Dev.D (2009),[2][3] which earned him several accolades, including the 2010 National Film Award for Best Music Direction for Dev.D.

Early life[edit]

Trivedi was born in Bandra, Mumbai in India. His native town is Ahmedabad, Gujarat.[4]

Career[edit]

In his younger days, an electronic musical instrument fascinated Trivedi and he was slowly drawn towards music, mainly influenced by classical music. At 19–20, he began composing music. In college days joined the band Om, who performed at local gigs, small shows and live performances. They struck gold when Times Music took notice at one of their shows, and offered to launch their album. The album however did not fare well, due to lack of promotion.[5] Eventually Trivedi went on to compose for theatre (Hindi, English and Gujarati plays), background music for television shows, live performances, dandiya shows, orchestras etc. He also had a brief stint composing advertisement jingles, for brands such as McDonalds and Airtel.[6] After sound engineer and Audio Garage Recording Studio owner Arvind Vishwakarma introduced Trivedi to Sony BMG, he began composing music for non-film albums. As a part of his two-year contract, Trivedi composed some tracks for Abhijeet Sawant's Junoon and one song in Prashant Tamang's debut album.He arranged for many musician including Amartya Rahut for a marathi movie Uttarayan in 2004.

Film music eventually came his way, when friend and playback singer Shilpa Rao suggested his name to film director Anurag Kashyap. The latter was in search of a new composer with a distinct vision for his next film. After meeting Trivedi, Kashyap offered him the chance to compose the soundtrack to Dev.D. Although it was scheduled to be his debut, Dev.D ran into production delays and was shelved for some time.Dev D's music got critical acclaimation

Upon Kashyap's recommendation, Trivedi was roped in to score Raj Kumar Gupta's directorial venture Aamir. Trivedi and Gupta worked on making the soundtrack fuse with the film narrative, resulting in an effort that garnered critical recognition.[7][8]

By the end of 2008, Dev.D was finally released. The soundtrack, released in December, consisted of 18 tracks of different genres. Trivedi dubbed the soundtrack the "baap of different genres". He sang five songs on the soundtrack, and wrote the lyrics for one ("Aankh Micholi"). He shot to fame with the unusual music of Dev. D, giving many chart-busters like "Emosanal Attyachar", "Saali Khushi", "O Pardesi" and many more. He was conferred with both the R. D. Burman Award and the Best Background Score at the Filmfare Awards 2010,[9] before receiving the National Film Award for Best Music Direction, the highest recognition for Indian composers. Trivedi wrote the score for the 2009 Hindi Film, Wake Up Sid and one of his compositions "Iktaara" was also included in the soundtrack. In 2009 itself, Trivedi was roped in by Anshu Sharma to compose the team anthem "Game for More" for Royal Challengers Bangalore, a team owned by liquor baron Vijay Mallya. Between scoring for films, Trivedi also wrote the title track for the reality show Big Switch aired on UTV Bindaas.

Music characteristics[edit]

Music provided by Amit Trivedi has always been different in tone & perspective. He has often collaborated with lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya who is known for his profound control of Hindi and Urdu as well as various folk languages. He often sings various of his compositions and is known for his distinct edgy/rustic voice. In one of his interviews, he stated that he never received formal training in singing and sings what sounds good to him. Trivedi's music has a refined sense of instrumentation and follows a more varied range of orchestrated music. He often experiments with his music style changing aspects of the musical tune simultaneously in order to establish a different phase of soundtrack genre.

Filmography[edit]

Movie Music Composer (Songs) / Background Score[edit]

Year Title Other Notes
2008 Aamir
Anthiponvettam Malayalam album, one song - "Aaja Sajna"[10]
2009 Dev D Winner, National Film Award for Best Music Direction
Winner, Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent[11]
Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Background Score[11]
Winner, Star Screen Award for Best Background Music[12]
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director[13]
Nominated, Stardust Awards for Standout Performance by a Music Director[14]
Nominated, Stardust Awards for New Musical Sensation – Male[14]
Wake Up Sid Background score + 1 song (Iktaara)
Winner, Airtel Mirchi Music Award for Listeners' Choice – Best Song of the Year[15]
Winner, Global Indian Music Awards – Best Film Song (Iktaara)[16]
Nominated, Global Indian Music Awards – Best Background Score[17]
2010 Striker one song - Bombay Bombay
Admissions Open
Udaan Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Background Score[18]
Winner, Best Soundtrack Award at Giffoni Film Festival[19]
Winner, Global Indian Film & Television Honors Best Background Score Award[20]
Nominated, Star Screen Award for Best Background Music[21]
Aisha Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Background Score[18]
Nominated, Stardust Awards for Standout Performance by a Music Director[22]
Nominated, Stardust Awards for New Musical Sensation – Male[22]
2011 No One Killed Jessica
Chillar Party CK International award Presented by the young Entrepreneur Mr. CK Sharma
Trishna Only songs.
2012 Ishaqzaade Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Nominated, Screen Award for Best Music Director
Nominated, BIG Star Most Entertaining Music
Nominated, Pareshaan song for BIG Star Most Entertaining Song
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu
English Vinglish Nominated, Screen Award for Best Background Music
Aiyyaa
Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana
Pehla Sitara
2013 Kai Po Che! Songs Only.
CK International Award, Presented by Mr.CK Sharma.
Bombay Talkies
Ghanchakkar
Lootera Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
2014 Queen Winner, Filmfare Award for Best Background Score[18]
Nominated, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
2015 Bombay Velvet
Shaandar Post-production
Bhavesh Joshi Pre-production
Milan Talkies Pre-production
Akira Pre-production

Television Performances / Non Movie Album[edit]

Year Title Other Notes
2007 Junoon Non-film album, 4 songs
2008 F4 – Tu To Na Aayi Non-film album (for Indian Idol F4 band)
2012 Coke Studio (Season 2,Episode 3)
2013 Coke Studio (Season 3,Episode 6)
2014 MTV Unplugged (Season 4,Episode 1)
2015 Coke Studio (Season 4,Episode 1)


Playback Singer[edit]

Year Title(Movie/Album/TV shows) Songs List
2008 Aamir Ha Raham (Mehfuz),
Chakkar Ghumyo &
Haara
2009 Dev D Duniya,
Nayan Tarse,
Saali Khushi &
Aankh Micholi
2010 Udaan Geet Mein Dhalte Lafzon Mein,
Udaan,
Motumaster Iski Maa Agar Isse &
Aazaadiyan Aazaadiyan Aankhein Na
Aisha Suno Aisha &
Shaam
2011 Chillar Party Aa Rela Hai Apun,
Tai Tai Phish &
Ziddi Piddi
2012 Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu Gubbare
Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1 Keh ke lunga
Coke Studio (Season 2,Episode 3) Baari Baari
English Vinglish Dhak Dhuk &
English Vinglish
Aiyyaa Wakda
Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana Kikli Kalerdi,
Motorwada,
Farukha Baadi &
Kikli Kalerdi (Punjabi version)
2013 Kai Po Che! Manjha &
Meethi Boliyaan
Bombay Talkies Murabba (Duet)
Ghanchakkar Allah Meherbaan,
Ghanchakkar Babu &
Ghanchakkar Babu (Remix)
Lootera Zinda &
Manmarziyan
Coke Studio (Season 3,Episode 6)
2014 Queen Badra Bahaa &
Jugni
MTV Unplugged (Season 4,Episode 1)
2015 Hunterrr Bachpan
Coke Studio (Season 4,Episode 1) Teriyaan Tu Jaane

Lyricists[edit]

Year Title(Movie/Album/TV shows) Songs List
2009 Dev D Aankh Micholi
2011 Chillar Party Tai Tai Phish

Live performance[edit]

Amit Trivedi did his first live concert at Mood Indigo (IIT Bombay's annual cultural festival), on 23 December 2010. The concert also witnessed Tochi Raina, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Kavita Seth, Nikhil D'Souza, Raja Hasan, Aditi Singh Sharma and Shriram Iyer performing with him. There was a Coke Studio concert at IIM Bangalore on 22 November 2013, featuring Amit Trivedi along with Tochi Raina, Shriram Iyer, Tanvi Shah, Mili Nair, Jaggi. He also performed for the Bacardi NH7 Weekender (music festival) which happened in Pune, Delhi, and Hyderabad.

Awards[edit]

Awards Year Category Movie Name Nominees/Winners
National Film Award 2009 National Film Award for Best Music Direction Dev D:[23] Winner
Filmfare Award 2009 55th Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent Dev D Winner
2009 55th Filmfare Award for Best Background Score Dev D Winner
2009 55th Filmfare Award for Best Music Director Dev D:[24] Nominated
2010 56th Filmfare Award for Best Background Score Udaan:[18]

Winner

2010 56th Filmfare Award for Best Background Score Aisha Nominated
2012 58th Filmfare Award for Best Music Director Ishaqzaade Nominated
2013 59th Filmfare Award for Best Music Director Lootera Nominated
2014 60th Filmfare Award for Best Background Score Queen Winner
2014 60th Filmfare Award for Best Music Director Queen Nominated
GiMA Awards 2009 GiMA Award for Best Film Song Wake Up Sid - Iktara Winner
2011 GiMA Award for Best Background Score Udaan Winner
2014 GiMA Award for Nayi Soch Lootera - Monta Re Winner
2014 GiMA Award for Best Music Director Lootera Nominated
2015 GiMA Award for Best Music Director Queen Winner
2015 GiMA Award for Best Music Arranger and Programmer Queen- London Thumakda Winner
2015 GiMA Award for Best Film Song Queen- London Thumakda Winner
2015 GiMA Award for Best Background Score Queen Nominated
Mirchi Music Awards 2009 Mirchi Music Awards for Song of The Year Wake Up Sid - Iktara Winner
Screen Awards 2009 Screen Award for Best Background Music Dev D Winner
2010 Screen Award for Best Background Music Udaan Nominated
2012 Screen Award for Best Music Director Ishaqzaade Nominated
2012 Screen Award for Best Background Music English Vinglish Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Why we should applaud Aamir by Raja Sen, Rediff.com, 5 June 2008.
  2. ^ "Dev.D – music review by Amanda Sodhi". Planet Bollywood. 28 December 2008. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Amit Trivedi’s music in Dev D derives from his musical journey The Indian Express, 21 January 2009.
  4. ^ "My wife handles my money and madness both very well: Amit Trivedi". The Times of India. 2 March 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Amit Trivedi – 'I don't believe stars are needed to make the music a hit' | Editorial-Just Talk". Radioandmusic.com. 14 January 2010. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Making music, from Aamir to Dev D". Rediff.com. 31 December 2004. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Aamir : Music Review by Joginder Tuteja". Bollywoodhungama.com. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  8. ^ "Aamir – music review by Gianysh Toolsee". Planet Bollywood. 25 May 2008. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  9. ^ Amit Trivedi's Interview where he reveals the identity of Rangila and Rasila
  10. ^ "A moral tale that fails to inspire Film Review". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 29 February 2008. 
  11. ^ a b "3 Idiots Dev-D top-winners at Filmfare Awards". The Times of India. 28 February 2010. Retrieved 27 August 2010. 
  12. ^ "Star Screen Awards 2010: The official website of the event at STAR Plus". Starplus.startv.in. 16 April 2000. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  13. ^ "Nomination for 55th-Idea-Filmfare-Awards". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 August 2010. 
  14. ^ a b "Stardust awards 2010 Nominations". Magnamags.com. Retrieved 27 August 2010. 
  15. ^ Filmicafe Media Inc. "Airtel Mirchi Music Awards Winners". Filmicafe.com. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  16. ^ [1][dead link]
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  18. ^ a b c d "Udaan, Dabangg top winners at Filmfare Awards". The Times of India. 29 January 2010. 
  19. ^ "Giffoni: Here are the winners". giffoniff.it. Retrieved 27 August 2010. 
  20. ^ "Winners of 1st Global Indian Film & Television Honors 2011". Bollywoodhungama.com. 12 February 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  21. ^ "Nominations for 17th Annual Star Screen Awards 2011". Bollywoodhungama.com. 3 January 2011. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  22. ^ a b "Nominations of Stardust Awards 2011". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 23 January 2011. 
  23. ^ "And the National Award goes to...". The Times of India. 17 September 2010. 
  24. ^ "Nomination for 55th-Idea-Filmfare-Awards". The Times of India. Retrieved 27 August 2010. 

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