Merlin has broken
barriers in Bollywood. For a long time, there was a
derth of women composers in the male-dominated profession.
Merlin Dsouza, composer for 'Bas Yun Hi' and music arranger
for films like 'Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham' and 'Road',
confidently states that with the right kind of technical
knowledge, any woman director can definitely create
her space within the industry. Here are a few films
that Merlin has composed / arranged for:
KABHI KHUSHI KABHIE GHAM
Merlin successfully played, arranged and conducted
for Karan Johar’s superhit film ‘Kabhi
Khushi Kabhie Gham’ aka ‘K3G'.
The sound tracks included super hits ‘You
are my soniya’, ‘Suraj hua Maddham’,
‘Vande Mataram’ and ‘Deewana
Ram Gopal Verma directed the film 'Road'.
With music director Sandesh Shandilya, Merlin
arranged and programmed the musical score which
boasted tracks like the sensous 'Makhmali Si Badhan',
the lively 'Kya Yeh Pyaar hai', and the steamy
item number 'Khullam Khulla'.
BAS YUN HI
‘Bus Yun Hi’ directed
by Raja Menin, was Merlin’s debut film as
composer and music director. The film received
critical acclaim as the new urban-centric yet
soulful sound to hit the film industry. Two of
the most popular tracks were the title song ‘Bus
Yun Hi’ and ‘Ehsaas’.
PRINCE OF EGYPT
Merlin was the vocal director for the animated
feature film ‘Prince of Egypt’
(Hindi version). This Oscar winning animated
film was produced by DreamWorks pictures.
Merlin was the music director, arranger and programmer
for the Hindi version of Disney’s famous
animated movie ‘Lion King’.
The sound track of the movie was compiled into
an album which boasted of several leading Indian
singers and was produced by BMG Crescendo.
Merlin and Asif Ali Beg teamed up to compose for
Kaizad Gustad’s ‘Bombay Boys’,
starring Rahul Bose, Naveen Andrews and Naseeruddin
Shah. For an unorthodox film, Bombay Boys did
well at the box office because of its light, realistic
view of life in Bombay.
Merlin has also been vocal director, arranger
and programmer for the following films : Agnivarsha,
Piya Basanti, Socha na tha, Ganga Jal, Rules,
Band of Boys, Tum Milo To Sahi