The trailer of Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif starrer Jagga Jasoos may have been a little too musical with just one dialogue by the end of it. But the latest revelation by the music director of the film, Pritam Chakraborty, is a little too shocking to digest! Turns out the film will have a total of 29 tracks composed by him! The composer is proud of his upcoming Jagga Jasoos and is most excited about the film. So much so, at a recent interaction with the Bollywood composer, he said as much. After his A&R (artist and repertoire) and incubation initiative JAM8, which he debuted with the recently released Raees, he’s doing something different with the soundtrack for JJ, which stars Ranbir and Katrina. The Anurag Basu film has been in the news for several reasons, but more so, for its rather rich soundtrack. “There are 29 songs in all,” says Pritam, finally putting a number to the much-speculated album.

When pressed for the reason, apart from it being a musical — that part is known — he said, “You see, Ranbir Kapoor stutters throughout the film, the only time he doesn’t, is when he sings. And every time he expresses an emotion strongly, it’s through songs. Think of the effortlessness and the way the songs are featured in La La Land. They’re part of the story. And the narrative flows forward through it.” We’ve been brought up by movies of Sooraj Barjatya which are as good as musicals so it has been quite a while since someone in the industry has presented a musical. Plus, Anurag Basu’s films always have a lovely set of soundtracks that make it an entertaining watch.