Magical Mentors – Himesh Reshammiya
Sneak peek into the life of Himesh Reshammiya
Himesh started his career with a production house which aired quite a few TV soaps on Doordarshan Ahmedabad and Zee TV. Early in his career, he received critical acclaim for his musical scores, although the films associated with them were not popular at the box office. His first film as music director was Bandhan (1998), in which he collaborated with Anand Raj Anand to produce the musical score. Although it was not the first film to which he contributed music, it was the first one on which he was listed as a contributing music director.
Music direction career
Himesh Reshammiya was first noticed in Bollywood for his work in the film Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998). He became good friends with Salman Khan, a famous Bollywood actor who starred in the film, and composed songs for some subsequent film in which Salman starred. Reshammiya soon developed his own unique style of composition, based on pop music and catchy techno beats. He also places a particular emphasis on melodic hooks to his songs. His most popular albums can be said to be Tere Naam and Aashiq Banaya Aapne. With a series of popular film scores, he is considered one of the upcoming music composers in Indian cinema today. His music is associated with the youthful culture that has recently been pervasive in India, but he has also shown versatility, focusing on a more classical style for films such as Banaras: A Mystic Love Story and semi-classical like Tere Naam. As of 2006 he is the top composer of this year. It is reported that Dil Diya Hai represented Himesh’s tiredness as his music has not been quite top charting as it used to be. The media has advised Himesh to cut down work as he is working on 30-35 films (equivalent to half the films released in Bollywood in one year). In 2006, Himesh had well over 36 hit tracks in a single calender year. He also became the first Indian to perform at the Wembley Arena. 2007 was the return of Himesh Reshammiya with three soundtracks Red : the dark side, Namastey London and ShakaLaka Boom Boom. All three films have chart busting songs Afreen Tera Chera, Aamin, Chakna Chakna, Rafta Rafta, Shaka Laka Boom Boom, Dil Laageyenge and many more. His new album Good Boy Bad Boy is also rocking and is anticipated to top charts considering its aggressive promotion by Subhash Ghai. Next would be his own filem Aap Ka Soorror which already has one great track “Assalaam Vaalekum”
Recently, Himesh has been in the news for controversial remarks and comments made regarding notable and popular musicians of the past. Himesh has also been heavily criticized for using what many consider repetitive music.
Himesh Reshammiya will score the music and make his film debut in Aap Ka Suroor – The Real Love Story, a movie on his life which will be filmed in Germany’s state of Hesse in March 2007. Shooting will take place in Heppenheim in Bergstraße County District. This movie is scheduled for release in July 2007, The original release date is 29th june 2007