The album launch of Sharoni Sen’s Gaan Diye Je Tomay Khunji: In Search of You – A Collection of Tagore songs close to the heart was launched recently. The album was presented by Batch 99 and Nirjharer Swapna. Present at the music launch event were Aparna Sen and Pramita Mallick.
This is Sharoni’s first solo music album and the songs in it are varied in content. Some bear a strain of nostalgia and the pain of separation while others are purely spiritual and speak of the sublime.
Speaking at the launch, Sharoni mentioned that her grandmother Sunanda Dasgupta was her mentor for music when she was a little girl. The album is a tribute to her grandmother and showcases the style of singing that she would have loved to hear.
Aparna Sen who also graced the event said that she was in search of a music trainer for Shabana Azmi for her upcoming film Sonata. A relative referred Sharoni’s name as a possible teacher. “Shabana still is in awe of her as she is one of the most intelligent teachers she has ever met. She was jittery till the very end and it was Sharoni who gave her the confidence to record her voice. Shabana sang two very difficult Rabindra Sangeet- Aji Jhore Raate and Sukhe Aandhare Ekela Ghore for the film.
The album is available at all leading music stores!!
Rupankar’s new album Tor Jonno was released in the august presence of Madhabi Mukherjee, Kalyan Sen Borat, Kohinoor Sen Borat, Antara Choudhury and others.
The seven songs in the album are modern songs which have been sung by Rupankar. The lyrics have been composed by Koushik Sengupta while the music has been composed by Kalyan Sen Borat.
Speaking at the occasion, Kalyan Sen Borat said “I have been extremely satisfied after composing the music of this album. The Bengali modern songs in this album will appeal to the audience. Listen to them at night and you will feel the essence very nicely”.
Madhabi Mukherjee urged the audience to buy authentic CDs in a bid to save the music industry and also help the artists. Rupankar added that one can also download from the legal sites and save the industry.
The album has been priced at Rs 125 and is available at all music shops in the city.
The music launch of the upcoming Bengali film Hotath Dekha was released recently in the august presence of director Reshmi Mitra, Debosree Roy, music director Raja Narayan Deb and others.
The story and screenplay of the film Hothat Dekha has been derived from the poem Hotat Dekha by Rabindranath Tagore.
The music and background score of Hotath Dekha is by Raja Narayan Deb. The songs have been sung by Kartick Das Baul, Monomoy Bhattacharya, Suvomita, Anupam Roy and Rejwana Chowdhury Banya respectively. The lyrics are by Rabindranath Tagore, Bhaba Pagla, Lalan Fakir and Gautam Susmit.
Debasree Roy, Sankar Chakaborty, Partha Sarathi Deb, Avik Ghosh, Ilias Kanchan, Kartick Das Baul, Premankur Chakaborty will be seen in pivotal roles in this upcoming Bengali film.
The film Hothat Dekha is an Indo-Bangladesh joint venture and will also be shown at the 22nd Kolkata International Film Festival.
The music launch of the Bengali film Thammar Boyfriend took place in the presence of Anindya Ghosh, Abir Chatterjee, Sabitri Chatterjee, Arunima and others.
The story of the film Thammar Boyfriend is about a seventy five year old widow Nandini Mitra (Sabitri Chatterjee) residing in a big mansion in Debimongolpur. She has inherited much wealth from her husband’s side. One day her children and grand children receive a letter that she has someone special in her life and is planning to marry him. She asks them to come down so that she could discuss about the upcoming marriage. The family gets shocked and they rush to Debimongolpur. Partho (Abir Chatterjee) makes an entry then and it is he who plays an important role in creating this confusion. What happens next? Will Nandini marry her boyfriend?
“She is a living legend. To be able to sing in a film featuring her is a big achievement for me as a singer. I am grateful that I have been asked to sing in this film” said Ujjaini.
The music of the film has been composed by Dolon Mainak. After the music release event, the singers performed the songs live at the event and kept the audiences hooked.
The film is slated for release on the 18th of November.
Timir, recently released his first solo album “Ondho Premik”. The music release ceremony was done in the august presence of Srikanta Acharya and other eminent dignitaries. The lyrics have been penned down by Rajib Chakraborty. Ashu-Abhishek composed the mesmerizing music for the album.
Ondho Premik (Un-conditional love Personified) is a debut journey of four friends. They are- three musicians and one poet, who are in un-conditional love with their passion for Music. All the songs are interconnected and bring forth a new dimension. It is like a stream of love and passion. Love speaks its own language and communicates with every heart that wants to love and be loved.
It started off four years back, when Ashu-Abhishek and Timir were working together on a project for a television channel. They were planning to do something together. The triangle got completed when Rajib joined the team as a poet and penned down six love stories in form of six songs. The album is something ‘Ashu-Abhishek, Timir, & Rajib’ has always wanted to happen and to them, it is a fresh breather in this world of crisis.