It’s always been hard to pin down Pritam in terms of sound. Unlike A.R. Rahman, Amit Trivedi or Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, the composer doesn’t really have a “signature". While that makes him stand the risk of sounding too generic, in other times, it’s pleasantly surprising, as in, say, Barfi. Similarly, Dangal sounds unlike anything Pritam has ever done before. The fact that this album comes a month after the formulaic, but pretty and moving, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, makes it seem even more different.