Pritam Chakraborty

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Pritam Chakraborty
Pritam Chakraborty at Deepika's Cocktail success bash 07.jpg
Pritam Chakraborty at Deepika Padukone's Cocktail success bash, July 2012.
Background information
Born 14 June
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Genres Pop, rock, hip hop, dance, R&B and Indian film music
Occupations Composer, music director, singer, instrumentalist and record producer
Years active 2001– present
Associated acts Chandrabindoo, Metro

Pritam Chakraborty, mononymously known as Pritam, is an Indian music director and composer from Kolkata who currently composes music for Bollywood. Pritam has completed a decade in Bollywood as a solo music director giving chartbusters like Dhoom Machale from Dhoom. Pritam's latest album release is the soundtrack of Holiday.

Career[edit]

Pritam moved to Mumbai after completing his sound engineering course from FTII Pune. During his stay in Mumbai, he began composing ad jingles and became friendly with a number of other young strugglers like Shantanu Moitra, Rajkumar Hirani, Sanjay Gadhvi and Jeet Ganguly. During this time, Pritam composed famous jingles for brands like Santro, Emami, Head and shoulders and also composed title tracks for tele serials like Astitva, Kavyanjali, Yeh Meri Life Hain, Remix, Kashmir, Mili, Dil Kya Kare,Krishna Arjun,Dekho Magar Pyaar Se,Kyun Hota Hai Pyaar etc.

Pritam got his first break when Sanjay Gadhvi was signed on to direct ″Tere Liye″ and he, in turn, signed on his friends Jeet and Pritam as music composers. Though the music was well received, the film sank at the box office. However, in 2002, Jeet and Pritam were signed for Yash Raj Films, Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai also directed by Sanjay Gadhvi. After some time, Jeet and Pritam went separate ways and started composing solo.

Solo career[edit]

Pritam's career as a solo composer began with ″Fun2shh...Dudes in the 10th Century″, ″Agnipankh″, ″Ankahee″ etc. In 2004, Pritam composed the music for Sanjay Gadhvi's film, Dhoom, which was a runaway success with ″Dhoom Machale″ topping the charts everywhere.

The success of Dhoom continued with a string of hit songs like Halka Halka from Chocolate, Garam Masala, Gangster, Woh Lamheand Dhoom 2 Life in a... Metro directed by Anurag Basu, portrayed Pritam in a different manner where he featured in the film as part of the Metro band in 2007.

Pritam went on to score films like Singh Is King, Kismat Konnection, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Awarapan, Dhan Dhana Dhan, Goal, Jab We Met, Race, Naqaab, Jannat, Billu, Love Aaj Kal, Golmaal Returns, Tum Mile, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, De Dana Dan, Badmaash Company, Raajneeti, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, Crook, Action Replayy, Golmaal 3, Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji, Dum Maaro Dum, Ready, Mausam, Desi Boyz, Players, Agent Vinod, Jannat 2, Ferrari Ki Sawaari, Cocktail, Barfi!, Race 2, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, Once Upon ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara! and more.

Television[edit]

Pritam has mentored and judged for Zee TV's, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009. Pritam also judged for Chhote Ustaad. He has also featured in the NDTV Greenathon. Pritam has featured in the programme X factor, as a guest judge and has also appeared for Zee Bangla Saregamapa 2012-2013 as the guest judge for the Grand Finale.

He has composed the track for Hrithik Roshan's TV debut, Just Dance.

Live shows[edit]

Pritam has performed live all over India and abroad, in cities like London (13 April 2014) Dubai, Singapore, Lagos, Muscat etc.

Legacy[edit]

In the earlier part of his career, Pritam had to struggle to make the transition from ad-films/jingles to mainstream cinema, though,after the stupendous success of Dhoom and other films he acquired the reputation of a hitmaker. However, in 2007 he changed his sonic direction towards a more rock and pop based sound.[1] Eventually he even tried his hand in Sufi (Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai) and Ghazal music (Barfi!).

Awards and nominations[edit]

2012 – 2013[edit]

Award Year Film Category
Screen Awards 2013 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Won Screen Award for Best Music Director for film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Won Renault Star Guild Awards for Best Music Director for film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Film Fare 2012 Barfi/Cocktail Won Filmfare Award for Best Music Director film Barfi

Won Filmfare Award for Best Background Score film Barfi
Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Music Director film Cocktail

Screen Awards 2012 Barfi/Cocktail Won Screen Award for Best Music Director film Barfi

Won Screen Award for Best Background Music film Barfi
Won Screen Award for Most Popular Music film Barfi
Won Screen Awards for Most Popular Music film Cocktail

Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2012 Barfi Won Asia Pacific Screen Awards for Best Music
Zee Cine Award 2012 Cocktail / Barfi Won Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director film Cocktail

Nominated Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director film Barfi

RMIM Puruskaar 2012 Barfi Won RMIM Puruskaar Album of the Year[2]

Won RMIM Puruskaar for Song of the Year for Phir Le Aayaa Dil
Won RMIM Puruskaar for Best Sung Songs (Solo) for Phir Le Aayaa Dil
Won RMIM Puruskaar for Best Sung Songs (Duet) for Aashiyaan
Got Satish Kalra Sammaan in RMIM Puruskaar

Mirchi Music Awards 2012 Barfi Nominated Album of the Year in Mirchi Music Awards for Barfi

Nominated Music Composer of the Year in Mirchi Music Awards for Barfi
Nominated Technical Background score of the year in Mirchi Music Awards for Barfi
Nominated for Song of the Year for 'Tum Hi Ho Bandhu' at Mirchi Music Awards for Cocktail
Nominated Album of the Year at Mirchi Music Awards for Cocktail
Nominated Music Composer of the Year in Mirchi Music Awards for Cocktail

Times of India Awards 2012 Barfi Nominated for Best Music Director award in Times of India Awards for Barfi

Nominated Times of India Award for Best Music Director for Cocktail

People's Choice Awards India 2012 Cocktail Won People's Choice Awards India for Favorite Movie Album of the Year
U.K. Bollywood Cosmpolitan Award 2012 Cocktail Won U.K. Bollywood Cosmpolitan Award for Best Music Album
8th Apsara producers guild Award 2012 Cocktail Won the Best Music Director's award

Nominated for Best Music award in 8th Apsara Awards

GIMA 2012 Cocktail Won GIMA Hottest Song of the Year for Daaru Des
GIMA 2012 Cocktail Won GIMA Hottest Song of the Year for Daaru Des

2004 – 2011[edit]

Award Year Category
Film Fare 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004 Nomination for Best Music Director
Star Screen 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004 Nomination for Best Music Director
IIFA Award 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004 In 2010 Won Best Music Director award
Apsara Producers Guild Award 2010 Won Best Music Director award for Love Aaj Kal
Radio Mirchi 2009 Won Composer of the Year Award for Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
Big Star Award 2011 Won Best Music Director award for song Pee Loon from Once Upon A Time in Mumbai
Global Indian Film and Television Honours award 2011 Won Special Music Director award for Once Upon A Time in Mumbai
Mirchi Music Listeners Choice 2011 Won Album of The Year award for Once Upon A Time in Mumbai

He was nominated several times for Film fare Award for Best Music Director, Star Screen Award for Best Music Director and IIFA Best Music Director Award in the years 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. In 2010, he won the IIFA Award and the Apsara Producers Guild Award for his music in Love Aaj Kal.[1] He also won the Radio Mirchi "Composer of the Year Award" for his music in Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. In 2011, he won the Big Star Award for his song "Pee Loon" in Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai. He also won The Global Indian Film and Television Honours award for "Special Music Director" for his music in Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai and Mirchi Music Listeners Choice "Album of The Year" for the same.

2015/Prabhu deva's next film salman khan stararer...

Year Film Other Notes
2015 Badtameez Dil
2015 Jagga Jasoos
2015 Phantom
2014 White Lies Pre-production
2014 Holiday
2014 Shaadi Ke Side Effects
2014 Yaariyan[3]
2013 Dhoom 3 Including two singles, Malang and Dhoom Machale Dhoom
2013 R... Rajkumar
2013 Phata Poster Nikla Hero
2013 Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Dobara Pritam's 100th film as a Music Director
2013 Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani Won Screen Award for Best Music Director

Won Star Guild Award for Best Music
Won GIMA Award for Best Music
Won Zee Cine Award for Best Background Score
Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Nominated Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
Nominated GIMA Award for Best Background Score
Nominated Mirchi Music Award for Composer of the Year
Nominated Mirchi Music Award for Best Background Score

2013 I Love New Year
2013 Murder 3
2013 Race 2
2012 Rush
2012 Barfi! India's official entry for Best Foreign Film, to Oscars 2013

Won Asia Pacific Screen Awards for Best Music
Won Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Won Filmfare Award for Best Background Score
Won Screen Award for Best Music Director
Won Screen Award for Best Background Music
Won Screen Award for Most Popular Music
Won GIMA Award for Most Outstanding Music of the Year 2012
Nominated Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
Won RMIM Puruskaar Album of the Year[2]
Won RMIM Puruskaar for Song of the Year for Phir Le Aayaa Dil
Won RMIM Puruskaar for Best Sung Songs (Solo) for Phir Le Aayaa Dil
Won RMIM Puruskaar for Best Sung Songs (Duet) for Aashiyaan
Got Satish Kalra Sammaan in RMIM Puruskaar
Nominated Album of the Year in Mirchi Music Awards
Nominated Music Composer of the Year in Mirchi Music Awards
Nominated Technical Background score of the year in Mirchi Music Awards
Nominated for Best Music Director award in Times of India Awards

2012 Cocktail Won People's Choice Awards India for Favorite Movie Album of the Year

Won U.K. Bollywood Cosmpolitan Award for Best Music Album
Won the Best Music Director's award in 8th Apsara producers guild Award
Won GIMA Hottest Song of the Year for Daaru Desi
Won Screen Awards for Most Popular Music
Won Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
Nominated Screen Award for Best Music Director
Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Nominated for Song of the Year for 'Tum Hi Ho Bandhu' at Mirchi Music Awards
Nominated Album of the Year at Mirchi Music Awards
Nominated Music Composer of the Year in Mirchi Music Awards
Nominated Times of India Award for Best Music Director
Nominated for Best Music award in 8th Apsara Awards

2012 Ferrari Ki Sawaari
2012 Jannat 2
2012 Agent Vinod
2012 Players
2011 Desi Boyz T Series Play list on YouTube
2011 Tell Me O Khuda
2011 Mausam
2011 Bodyguard One Song

Nominated Apsara Award for Best Music Director Won BIG Star Most Entertaining Music

2011 Always Kabhi Kabhi
2011 Kucch Luv Jaisaa
2011 Ready Nominated Apsara Award for Best Music Director

Nominated BIG Star Most Entertaining Music

2011 Dum Maaro Dum Nominated Apsara Award for Best Music Director
2011 Thank You
2011 United Six
2011 Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji
2010 No Problem
2010 Golmaal 3 Nominated Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director
2010 Action Replayy
2010 Aakrosh
2010 Crook: It's Good To Be Bad Nominated Apsara Award for Best Music Director[4]
2010 Mallika One Song
2010 Hello Darling
2010 Aashayein Two Songs
2010 Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai Won Mirchi Music Listeners Choice Album of the Year[5]

Won Big Star Entertainment award for song Pee Loon
Won Star Screen Award for Most Popular Music[6]
Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Music Director
Won Mirchi Music Listeners Choice Album of the Year
Won Big Star Entertainment award for song "Pee Loon"
Nominated Star Screen Award for Best Music Director
Won Most Popular Music in Star Screen Award
Nominated Apsara Award for Best Music Director[4]
Nominated IIFA Award for Best Music Director

2010 Khatta Meetha
2010 Raajneeti One Song( Bheegi Si Bhaagi Si )
2010 Badmaash Company
2010 Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge? One Song
2010
2009 Love Khichdi
2009 All The Best: Fun Begins
2009 De Dana Dan
2009 New York
2009 Tum Mile Nominated Star Screen Award for Best Music Director
2009 Life Partner
2009 Dil Bole Hadippa!
2009 Love Aaj Kal Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Music Director

Won IIFA Best Music Director Award
Won Apsara Award for Best Music Director
Nominated Star Screen Award for Best Music Director

2009 Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani Nominated Filmfare Award for Best Music Director

Nominated Apsara Award for Best Music
Nominated Star Screen Award for Best Music Director
Won Mirchi Music Listeners Choice Album of the Year
Won Music Director of the Year in RMIM Puruskaar[7]

2009 Ek: The Power of One
2009 Billu
2008 Golmaal Returns
2008 Aa Dekhen Zara Two Songs
2008 Kidnap
2008 Singh Is King Nominated Star Screen Award for Best Music Director

Nominated Apsara Award for Best Music

2008 Haal–e–dil
2008 Kismat Konnection
2008 Jannat Nominated Star Screen Award for Best Music Director
2008 Race Nominated Filmfare Best Music Director Award

Nominated IIFA Best Music Director Award

2008 Mukhbiir One Song
2008 My Name is Anthony Gonsalves
2007 Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal
2007 Jab We Met Won Apsara Award for Best Music Director
Won Zee Cine Award for Best Track of the Year
2007 Bhool Bhulaiyaa Nominated IIFA Best Music Director Award
2007 Naqaab
2007 Bhram
2007 Raqeeb
2007 Awarapan
2007 Dhol
2007 Life in A... Metro Nominated Filmfare Best Music Director Award

Nominated Star Screen Award for Best Music Director
Nominated Apsara Award for Best Music

2007 Kya Love Story Hai
2007 Hattrick
2007 Just Married
2006 Bhagam Bhag
2006 Dhoom 2 Nominated Filmfare Best Music Director Award

Nominated IIFA Best Music Director Award

2006 Bas Ek Pal
2006 Woh Lamhe
2006 Apna Sapna Money Money
2006 Naksha
2006 Pyaar Ke Side Effects
2006 Ankahee
2006 Gangster Nominated: Global Indian Film Awards for Best Music[8]

Nominated: Zee Cine Award for Best Music Director

2006 Fight Club – Members Only Nominated: Global Indian Film Awards for Best Music
2005 Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena
2005 Garam Masala
2005 Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets
2004 Agnipankh
2004 Dhoom Nominated Filmfare Best Music Director Award

Nominated Star Screen Award for Best Music Director

2003 Fun2shh... Dudes in the 10th Century
2003 Stumped
2003 Mudda - The Issue With Jeet Ganguly
2002 Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai With Jeet Ganguly
2001 Tere Liye With Jeet Ganguly

Filmography as an actor[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The evolution of Pritam by Line of Sight:Aspi's blog-The Times Of India". The Times of India. 24 April 2010. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  2. ^ a b "RMIM Puraskaar 2012". Awards.giitaayan.com. Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  3. ^ "No big stars in my movie: Divya Kumar". Hindustan Times. 18 June 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  4. ^ a b "Nominations for 6th Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
  5. ^ IANS. "I don't care about jury: Pritam". Sify Movies. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Winners of 17th Annual Star Screen Awards 2011". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "RMIM Puraskaar 2009". Awards.giitaayan.com. Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  8. ^ "Pritam Chakraborty Awards". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 

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