People might forget films but good music stays with them forever: Jatin Pandit


Music composer Jatin Pandit reminisced about his Bollywood journey, the inspiration behind his new single and much more. Popularly known by the name Jatin-Lalit, the duo has delivered timeless songs in movies like ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’, ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham’, and ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ among many other blockbusters. The composer has now ventured into independent music with his first-ever non-film music album called Dhadakte Rehna.

Speaking about the inspiration behind his new single Dhadakte Rehna, Jatin said, “I was just sitting at home, utilising my time by playing some tunes on my guitar. The rhythm and the words of this song hit out of nowhere. I was just humming the words and playing the tune accordingly. It felt unique and pleasing to my ears and I realised that it had created a melody. My son Rahul Pandit heard it and insisted me to complete the song.”

He explained the meaning of the lyrics, “To me, it seemed like a new approach. When I reviewed the lyrics after writing a few lines, I knew that it was going to be fresh and unique. That’s when I decided to complete it. We decided to shoot the song and started our hunt for a few locations and finally decided to shoot in West Coast California. We shot the whole sequence with Rahul and a Mexican model named Jessica Lopez. The chemistry between the two looks amazing.”

Speaking about how it felt to create an independent music single, Jatin expressed that the entire experience has been amazing. “The song was shot during the Covid-19 pandemic. The presence of Rahul in the video appeals to the youth and revives the young-love element in the video. It was a special moment for me.” 

When asked about his opinion on the changing trends in the music industry, he said, “With the advent of technology, new trends have emerged in the music industry which is good. Music has evolved with time. Now, there are many music directors and background singers. Earlier, the music used to create such an impact that people would forget the stories, the films but good music stayed in their memories forever.”

Talking about his favourite song, Jatin said, “Nothing like Pehla Nasha, composed by my brother Lalit Pandit and I, has ever been created or can be created in future. I believe that the song is immortal.” On a concluding note, the music composer and his son crooned a few lines of Pehla Nasha.