The 5th edition of Mirchi Music Awards Bangla, Royal Stag Mirchi Music Awards Bangla 2015 Powered By Idea (RSMMA Bangla) was recently held at a star studded event at Nazrul Manch.
More than 2000 songs released in 2015 were judged by a judges’ panel of thirty two luminaries of Bangla music in an effort to present awards to the most deserving and outstanding artistes of the year in various categories. The entire process of judging was held in secret ballot handled by the renowned audit firm Ernst & Young. The songs were adjudged for total 22 award categories. Besides the regular awards categories in Film and Non-Film Bangla music, there is also the Mirchi Listeners’ Choice Awards for the Best Film Song and the Best Film Album.
The show was hosted by Abir Chatterji, Biswanath Basu and Mir. Studded with outstanding performances by the likes of Bonny and Kaushani, Anupam Roy, Anindya Chatterjee, the Zee SaReGaMaPa winners, Rupankar Bagchi, Srabanti and Dev the show was indeed high on music and entertainment.
Radio Mirchi conferred veteran singer Arati Mukherjee with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding contribution to Bengali music. Noted musician Sameer Khasnabis won “Special Jury’s choice for outstanding contribution to Bangla music”. Anupam Roy was awarded “Royal Stag Make it Large award 2015”, for his outstanding contribution to Bengali music.
“Open Tee Bioscope” swept all major awards this year bagging best album of the year, song of the year (“Bondhu Chol”). Arijit Singh won the male vocalist of the year for “Ke Tui Bol”, from the film “Herogiri”, while Shreya Ghoshal won female vocalist of the year for “Eto Alo” from ” Katmundu”. Popular artist Upal Sengupta won the award for best music composer (for “Open Tee Bioscope”) and Lyricist of the year was won by Anindya Chattopadhyay (for “Bondhu Chol” from “Open Tee Bioscope”). “Kichhu Kichhu Kotha” from “Lorai(Play…To Live)” also won the Mirchi listeners’ choice award for best song while “Parbona Ami Chharte Toke” was chosen by the listeners as the best album of the year.
Overall the Royal Stag Mirchi Music Awards Bangla 2015 powered by Idea was a grand celebration of music.