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Young Kolkata Singers Record for Upcoming Bengali film Chitra Audio music Album

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Upcoming Bengali film Chitra is a romantic drama which will be talking about the happenings in the society and how one revolts against it. The music recording of three songs of this upcoming film took place at a recording studio in the city.

Mohul ( Dodo) Chakraborty is composing the music for this upcoming Bengali film. There are five songs in the film. Sidhu, Rupankar, Somlata, Mouli, Timir Biswas, Mohul (Dodo) Chakraborty and Ujjaini have lent their voices to the songs in the film. Mi amore, Khunsuti olpo beshi, Sur Chera are the three songs which were recorded. Mi Amore has been sung by Timir Biswas, Khunsuti olpo beshi by Ujjaini, Timir Biswas and Mohul (Dodo) Chakraborty while Sur Chera has been sung by Pujarini Ghosh who is also the lead actress in the movie.

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“The film is essentially a love story. The film also has a strong underlying tone of women empowerment. Abhijit Bhattacharya plays the role of Neel who is an NRI. Pujarini Ghosh plays the role of Chitra, a college going student. They both fall in love. However society plays the villain and comes up to disturb the peace in their lives. What happens to their love story is what the audience will have to wait and see” said director Abhigyan Mukherjee, one of the youngest directors in the Tollywood film circuit, while speaking with Sholoana Bangaliana.  Speaking about the music in the film, the director also highlighted on the fact that the music will help in carrying forward the narrative of the film. The songs are not only present for the sake of it but are extremely important.

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The film has Sudeshna Roy, Abhijit Bhattacharya, Pujarini Ghosh and Sushmita Bhattacharya in pivotal roles.

“Chitra” is produced under the banner of “Mahaveer Productions” and is scheduled to hit the theatres after Durga Puja 2014.

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Life and Works of Kazi Nazrul Islam now in Video DVD ‘Bulbul Kande Ghazal Gaane’

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Kazi Nazrul Islam, the National Poet of Bangladesh was not just a poet but also a lyricist and musician of sorts who gave Bengali Music an absolutely new perspective and dimension. Nazrul Islam, along with producing many literary masterpieces also wrote and composed Ghazals in Bengali that even today are sung and re recorded by many eminent artists. Islam’s writings and lyrics also resound with the memory of his dead son Bulbul and many of his songs have also been composed in his memory. Kolkata music company Questz World, in fond memory of the great poet recently released a Video-DVD ‘Bulbul Kande Ghazal Gaane’ that has 12 different Ghazals that had been composed by Kazi Nazrul Islam himself.

The songs in the Bengali Music Video-DVD have been sung by the very talented Somerita Malik and accompanying her songs is the recitation by eminent Tolywood actor Dadasaheb Phalke Awardee Soumitra Chatterjee.

This Video DVD also comes with a short film by Swagato Gangopadhyay on the life of Kazi Nazrula and beautifully captures places in Churulia where Islam was born and spent the better part of his life. The video also presents the views of eminent Kolkata musicians like Banasree Sengupta, Mallar Ghosh, Subarna Kazi, Chika Tsurumaru on Kazi Nazrul Islam’s works and the added bonus here is that, guiding viewers through the stages of Islam’s life is his brother Kazi Rezaul Karim who features in the Video.

Not just the association of some of the industry’s greatest talents, this Video-DVD is also acting as a confluence of cultures as business entities from across the borders have come together to promote and partner with this one of a kind project.

This Video-DVD is surely a collector’s item and a must have for all music lovers as watching the short film and listening to the beautiful ghazals will surely be an enriching experience for all in the field of music.

 

• Narration: Soumitra Chatterjee
• Songs: Somerita Mallik
• Sarangi: Roshan Ali
• Harmonium: Sanatan Goswami
• Tabla: Ashis Paul
• Percussions: Sabyasachi Mukherjee

 


Bulbul Kande Ghazal Gaane [Video-DVD – Questz World] [Big Promo] (You Tube)

New Rabindra Sangeet Album ‘Ashruto Rabindranath’ Features Unheard Songs of Tagore

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The Pankaj Mullick Foundation of Music and Art released an audio CD Ashruto Rabindranath- Tagore Unheard at Press Club. The album consists of musical compositions made by the collaborations of Pankaj Kumar Mullick and Rabindranath Tagore. Rajib Gupta (Grandson of Mullick) & Jhinuk Gupta (Granddaughter-in-law) conceived the idea of the cd which features eight unheard songs. Mr S.F.Karim (Chief Business Manager, Saregama), Bickram Ghosh, Tanmoy Bose, veteran television presenter Pankaj Saha graced the evening along with performers.

The audio CD revolves around the reflection of Rabindrasangeet in the life of music maestro Pankaj Kumar Mullick with a special focus on those songs that had lyrics by Tagore and music by Pankaj Kumar Mullick. Eventually, he was the only music composer whom Tagore allowed to set tune to his lyrics. He even used Tagore songs in Bengali films for the first time. Pankaj Kumar Mullick also played a key role in popularizing Tagore songs back then. He even used Tagore tunes his way in Hindi film songs composed by him.

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Each song has a historical significance besides many untold stories. There are also songs composed on request of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to encourage Bengalis after the Bhasa Andolan took place in Bangladesh. Mullick set tunes to the poems Prashno ( Bhagaban Tumi Dut Pathayechho), Suprabhat ( Rudra Tomar Darun Dipti).

The CD also contains a rare picture with Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, and Satyajit Ray’s quotation about the musical maestro,”Pankaj Mullick earned legendary fame and popularity as a singer and teacher of Rabindrasangeet. He devoted his whole life to this cause using the media of the film, the radio and the gramophone – he succeeded in endearing himself to music loving Indians all over the country.”

Ashruto Rabindranath-Tagore Unheard CD will be a collector’s delight for sure.

 

Priyanka Dutta

 

 

Star Jalsa Bengali Serial Tomay Amay Mile Completes a Year

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Star Jalsa’s one of the highest TRP grossing Bengali serial Tomay Amay Mile completed one year. A press conference was held to inform the press about all that is due for the one year celebrations and about the channel’s future course of action. The press conference held at NT 1 Studios saw the presence of the cast of the serial.

The character of Nisith which was earlier played by actor Riju will now be played by actor Gaurab. Speaking at the occasion, the actor said “This is a great change for the viewers and I will be doing my level best so that they accept me as the new Nisith. As far as my portrayal of the character goes, this has been a cake walk for me. I am a pet of my mother and for me portraying this character has been immensely satisfying. However I am attending workshops to adjust myself to the best of my abilities in the role” said the actor.

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As part of the one year celebrations, Nisith will be planning something big for Ushashie, his wife. Members of the Star Jalsa family will also be visiting the family of Nisith as part of these celebrations.

Rusha who plays the role of Ushashie highlighted on the future course of events which will be taking place in the serial. “The family members now know that Nisith had me admitted in a college. This had caused my mother-in-law Bhabani to become enraged. What Nisith will be trying now is to balance the wishes of his wife and also not break the heart of his mother” said the pretty actress.

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Viewers of Tomaay Amay Mile will get to see interesting twists and turns in this popular serial in the coming weeks for sure. Stay tuned!!

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Chirodini Tumi Je Amar 2 Music Launch Graced by Ustad Rashid Khan and the Film Cast and Crew

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A bunch of young dynamic talents, most of whom are still in their teens make up the team of New Kolkata Bengali Movie Chirodini Tumi Je Amar 2 which releases April 11 and this young dynamic team came together on March 28 to meet the press and talk about their work in this new film.

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 The name Chirodini Tumi Je Amar 2 leads most of us to believe that it is a sequel of the 2008 Rahul-Priyanka starrer block buster Chirodini Tumi Je Amar and when asked about the same, the director Mr. Soumik Chatterjee brushed aside such claims and said that this movie is very different from the previous one and the name is just a means to reach out to the audience.

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This movie, along with its very promising script has many important aspects to look forward to as here the audience will get to see popular Bengali Comedian Kharaj Mukherjee’s son Bihu Mukherjee playing the role of a villain (At 17, probably the youngest), Popular Film and Television as well as theater actor Mr. Kaushik Sen’s son Riddhi Sen playing the role of the Hero Arjun Chakraborty’s friend, Ms. Urmila Mohanta, an FTI Pune graduate who has previously acted in Ketan Mehta’s Mountain Man opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui making her Tollywood debut and many more such interesting first of its kind attempts.

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The audio music album of this New Kolkata Bengali Movie was also launched during the meet and the occasion was graced by Ustad Rashid Khan whose daughter Suha Khan is making her debut as a playback singer with this movie, Tollywood’s Superhit music director Jeet Ganguli, the young and beautiful Suha herself and Bineet Maitra (son of editor actor Ravi Ranjan Maitra) who has scored the background music for this film and is also one of the youngest members of the musical team to contribute in such a big way. Along with introducing his young and practically new team of singers Mr. Jeet Ganguli also sang the Arijit Singh Song ‘Eka Ekela Mon’, which is already a rage with the audience for the assembled guests.

The Chirodini Tumi Je Amar 2 music is already a hit with the masses and from the looks of it, even the film is expected to go well with the cine goers as well as the box office, as the hard work that the team has put in seemed quite evident from the trailers that were shown during the press meet.

Arjun Chakraborty, who has already established himself as a versatile actor with his performance in his last movie Jodi Love Dile Na Praane is quite hopeful about this new project too. When asked about his chemistry with his new co-star Arjun only had to say “Go watch the film and give me the verdict”.

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This new Bengali movie has given a platform to many young and highly talented actors, all of whom have put in their heart and soul to just give in their best performance and we wish the team of Chirodini Tumi Je Amar 2 All the Success and hope Bengal gets a much awaited Box Office Hit with the Bengali New Year.

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