Amit Trivedi is a full time composer and a part-time singer who breathes music. He strongly believes that each film has a different creative space and one film cannot inhabit the other and that is exactly why the music in all of his films is different from one another starting from Aamir, Dev.D to Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu. His music has a refined sense of instrumentation and he is known for his distinctly rustic voice. He says he never received any formal training in singing and just sings what sounds good to him.
Amit Trivedi was inspired by electronic music from an early age and began composing music at the age of nineteen. On his introduction to music, he says â€œmy mother and sisters liked to sing and we used to do jam sessions at home & even in college where I formed a fusion band and played the keyboardsâ€. He then made ad jingles with his friend Amartya Rahut and composed music for Gujarati Theatre 4 He soon joined a band called Om in which he performed at local gigs. Times Music noticed his performances and offered to launch one of his albums. His album did not perform well due to lack of promotion, so he went on to make music for Hindi, English and Gujarati plays and provided background scores for television and Dandiya shows. Later, Audio Garage Recording Studio owner Arvind Viswakarma introduced Trivedi to Sony BMG wherein he composed tracks for Abhijeet Sawantâ€™s album â€œJunoonâ€ and Prashant Tamangâ€™s debut album â€œDhanyavadâ€ in 2007.5 He arranged musicians like Amartya Rahut and others for the Marathi movie â€œUttarayanâ€ in 2004.
Rise to fame
Amit Trivedi made his entry into bollywood by composing the songs â€œChakkar Ghumyoâ€ and â€œHaaraâ€ in 2008 for the film â€œAamirâ€ (2008), which earned him critical acclaim. Later on Shilpa Rao introduced Amit to Anurag Kashyap who gave him a break for the movie â€œDev Dâ€ (2009). His songs in the movie included â€œDuniyaâ€, â€œNayan Tarseâ€, â€œSaali Khushiâ€ and â€œAankh Micholiâ€. He won the National Film Award for Best Music direction along with two Filmfare Awards and a Star Screen Award for the film. Soon afterwards, he wrote the score for the 2009 film â€œWake Up Sidâ€ which had one of his own compositions, â€œIktaraâ€ in the soundtrack. The year 2009 saw him compose the anthem theme â€œGame for Moreâ€ for the â€œRoyal Challengers team Bangaloreâ€. In between all this, he also managed to write the title track for the reality show â€œBig Switchâ€ for â€œUTV Bindaasâ€. In 2010, the film â€œAishaâ€ was nominated for many awards, including a Filmfare Award for Best Background Score. The movies, â€œChillar Partyâ€ (2011) and â€œKai Po Che!â€ (2013), made Amit win the CK International Award. â€œKai Po Che!â€ also saw Amit Trivedi singing the numbers â€œManjaâ€ along with Mohan Kanan and â€œMeethi Boliyaanâ€ along with Mili Nair.6
Upcoming films where Amit Trivedi is giving the music score include â€œBombay Velvetâ€ (in production), â€œNH 10â€ and â€œMilan Talkiesâ€ slated for release in 2015.
â€¢ Filmfare Awards:
Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent: â€œDev Dâ€ (2009)
Filmfare Award for Best Background Score: â€œDev Dâ€ (2009)
Filmfare Award for Best Background Score: â€œUdaanâ€ (2010)
â€¢ National Film Awards for Best Music Direction Film: â€œDev Dâ€ (2009)
â€¢ Star Screen Award for Best Background Music Film: â€œDev Dâ€ (2009)
â€¢ Airtel Mirchi Music Award for Listeners' Choice â€“ Best Song of the Year (Iktara): â€œWake Up Sidâ€ (2009)
â€¢ Global Indian Music Awards â€“ Best Film Song (Iktara): â€œWake Up Sidâ€ (2009)
â€¢ Best Soundtrack Award at Giffoni Film Festival: â€œUdaanâ€ (2010)
â€¢ Global Indian Film & Television Honors Best Background Score Award: â€œUdaanâ€ (2010)
â€¢ CK International Award: â€œChillar Partyâ€(2011)
â€¢ CK International Award: â€œKai Po Che!â€ (2013)
He wrote the title track for the reality show â€œBig Switchâ€ aired on UTV Bindaas.