Bollywood music 2019: ‘Kalank’ title track and ‘Bekhayali’ from ‘Kabir Singh’ among the best songs
Vishal-Shekhar saved the day; new composers such as Shashwat Sachdev and Karan Kulkarni did good work; Arijit Singh is still singing the best tunes.
2019 was a weak year for Hindi film music.
Great things seemed to be in store early on, with Pritam returning to work after a gap. However. none of his three albums hit the spot even though his title track for Kalank was worth the wait. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Sachin-Jigar and Amit Trivedi had a lean year as well. Vishal-Shekhar delivered in all three of their albums, and proved to be the saving grace. AR Rahman had only one Hindi film credit: the heavily delayed The Fakir of Venice.