Kolkata: The boyish charm of Anupam Roy, the Heathcliffian aura of Rupam Islam and the mystic candour of African jungles lit up Day II of Radio Mirchi Jalsaghar at the Science City Auditorium.
The legion of fans of both Roy and Islam made quite a din and bustle as they waited in serpentine queues amid a wafer light drizzle to enter the sactum sanctorum. Once they did they were richly awarded by the guest list of the evening. Anupam Roy in his trademark white shirt, black tie and coat churned out hits after hits as the crowd swayed to his tunes and reached for his hands as he broke into “barie dao tomar hath”.
The same audience went into a frenzied pitch as Rupam Islam’s verve and vigour rubbed off on them. If his songs were opium for the crowd, his words were sparks on dry leaves and the audience burned in the flames of Fossils.
Amid all these was a 40 minute music, mime and figure dance presented by Bickram Ghosh as a tribute to Bibhutibhusan Bandhopadhyay’s Chander Pahar that was broadcast by Radio Mirchi in six episodes and released last night as a six-CD pack. The music created by Bickram Ghosh brougjt out the thrill, scare and adventure that Shankar and Alverez experienced during their journey to Chander Pahar snd was aptly supported by Suman Mukherjee’s mime and Kajal Hazra and his troops figure dance.
Gionee Radio Mirchi Shera Band Blood also looked quite ready to rock and roll.
Photographs By: Sagnik Jaiswal