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OTTplay Changemakers Awards 2023: Achint Thakkar wins ‘Composer on Spotlight’ title

The music composer is best known for his recent work in Netflix’s Monica, O My Darling

OTTplay Changemakers Awards 2023: Achint Thakkar wins ‘Composer on Spotlight’ title
Achint Thakkar

Last Updated: 11.41 PM, Mar 26, 2023


Known for his work in projects like Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, Maska and most recently Rocket Boys and Monica, O My Darling, Achint Thakkar has bagged the ‘Composer on Spotlight’ title at the prestigious OTTplay Changemakers Awards 2023 tonight. The award was presented by composer Jeet Ganguly. The glittery award ceremony - which took place at JW Marriott (Juhu), Mumbai - was attended by the who’s who of the Indian film fraternity.  

The ‘OTTplay Changemakers Awards 2023’ intend to honour and celebrate the groundbreakers and trendsetters of the entertainment industry. With Indian cinema on the cusp of remarkable transitions, it’s pertinent to honour and boost the confidence of those young minds that are bringing about the change. It’s the first edition of the awards ceremony. 

During an interview when Achint was asked about the retro vibes in his compositions like Ye Ek Zindagi, Bye Bye Adios from Monica, O My Darling, the music composer said that he had to research a lot about Bollywood music in the 60s and 70s before composing those tracks. Although he had been a fan of legends like SD Burman, RD Burman and Shankar-Jaikishan, he had never studied or composed songs in that style. So initially, I took him some time to understand the music. Apparently, Achint even took to watching old movies for a few months to understand the compositions of the ear better. 

The ‘Composer on Spotlight’ award is conferred on him in recognition of his innovative music compositions in the past year. 

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