Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy’s soundtracks in the 2000s were broadly bubblegum pop of various hues. The 2010s saw the composers working on high-minded projects, which offered more room for esoteric experimentation involving folk and classical forms.
Their album for the Amazon Prime Video series Bandish Bandits bridges their work across both decades. The series follows a YouTube pop star forming a professional and romantic partnership with a Hindustani classical singer. Bandish Bandits, which stars Ritwik Bhowmik, Shreya Chaudhry, Naseeruddin Shah and Atul Kulkarni, will be out on Amazon Prime Video on August 4.
Shankar Mahadevan is steeped in Hindustani and Carnatic traditions ...
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