Ajay-Atul to do music for Karan Johar's Agneepath

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Composer duo Ajay-Atul to do music for Karan Johar's Agneepath remake


Source: Bollywood Hungama 

Date: January 18, 2011 


After announcing new actors for his banner, it is time for new music composers to enter Karan Johar's Dharma Productions. The Marathi music composing brothers Ajay and Atul Gogavale who shot to fame with their Marathi compositions Natrang have hit big-time in Bollywood. They have now been signed up by Karan Johar to do the music for his new-age remake of Agneepath. The sound captured for Agneepath is expected to be very different from what we normally hear in the films today. Explains Karan Johar, "We wanted a sound that resonated what the composing maestros Laxmikant-Pyarelal had done in my father's production of Agneepath. With due respects to the composers today, I don't think anyone giving state-of-the-art music could've done the sound we wanted." It was Riteish Deshmukh who introduced Karan to Atul-Ajay. 


Says Karan, "I loved Atul-Ajay's music in Natrang. The minute my Agneepath director Karan Malhotra and I heard their music, we knew this is what we were looking for. Atul and Ajay will do to this new Agneepath what Laxmikant-Pyarelal had done to my father's Agneepath. The music has the same epic quality with huge orchestral sounds, etc." This is first time that Karan Johar is working with a new team of music composers. It's part of his plan to rejuvenate the film industry with new talent. Some of the songs for the new Agneepath have already been finalized. 


Speaking on behalf of both the brothers Atul Gogavale says, "When Karan Johar asked us to do a new kind of sound in the Laxmikant-Pyarelal tradition, we immediately knew what he wanted. We've seen the original Agneepath at least a dozen times only to absorb the music of Laxmikant-Pyarelal. We've already locked in three tunes. And the very special thing about our music in Agneepath is that we're composing an entirely separate theme for the protagonist Vijay Deenanath Chauhan's character."