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Buno Haansh Music Launch Makes for Director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s Birthday Treat


The music launch of the upcoming film Buno Haansh took place at The Oberoi Grand in the presence of the film’s star cast (consisting of Dev, Srabanti, Tanushree, Gargi Roy Chowdhury), director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, music director Shantanu Moitra and a host of other celebrities from the Tollywood film and music fraternity.

Based on the novel written by the eminent Bengali novelist Samaresh Majumdar, the film is the story of Amal who hails from a middle class family and owed to certain circumstances gets drawn into the gritty alleys of the underworld. What happens to Amal and whet were the circumstances that lead him to such hellish life is what the film will reveal.


Gargi Roy Chowdhury plays the role of Adrija in the film. “The day when I was told about this character, I found it to be superbly interesting. It was a big challenge for me and I hope that I have been able to justify myself in the role. Adrija is someone whose name may sound very simple and uncomplicated, but in reality she is one who will charm you with her beauty. She is a sort of femme fatale” said the actress.

“I have listened to all the songs in the film. Shantanu da has again created magic with the songs. After Antaheen, we will be getting the man in a brand new avatar with his music. He has experimented with his music and has come up with such soulful tracks that it is indeed a pleasure to listen to them” said Joy Sarkar.


Looking striking in a long flowing gown, actress Tanushree was full of praises for his co-star Dev whom she described as both funny and highly professional. The actress also revealed that she will be seen in a never before seen avatar by her fans in the upcoming Bengali Film Buno Haansh.

Shantanu Moitra, the man behind the soulful harmonious music of Buno Haansh said “The music is indeed the soul of the film. According to me the songs and the script have blended wonderfully. Papon, Lopamudra, Shreya and Bonnie have done a great job and have helped to transform my songs into such soulful numbers”. The lyrics of the songs in the album have been penned by Srijato.


The songs in the film, according to Lopamudra only add to the narration. The transformation of Amal from the simple middle class guy to a worldly wise man has been aptly portrayed with the songs. While Zindagi Kahin Bhi Thamti Nahin reflects on the very fact that life goes on, the other song Hariye Thikana draws heavily from Bhatiyali music.


Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury whose birthday was on the day of the music launch was visibly excited about the film. “This is my third film with Shantanu Moitra. He had composed the music for my earlier films Antaheen and Aparajita Tumi and we share a great bond of friendship that goes a long way in perfecting the music of our films. The songs have been well received and that is a huge boost” said the director.


Since the music of Buno Haansh has already become so popular and the film’s trailers have also raised a certain level of curiosity amongst fans, we sincerely hope that the Dev fan following in Bengal will be able to give tough competition to Ajay Devgan starrer Singham Returns as both the movies are due for release on August 15, the Indian Independence Day.

Priyanka Dutta

Bengali Audio Songs Album of Upcoming Bengali Movie Hrid Majharey Launched


Ranjan Ghosh’s maiden venture with Ayaan Priyanshi Films Pvt Ltd, Hrid Majharey launched their music album at the Press Club recently. Present at the occasion were music director Mayookh Bhowmick, Kaushiki Chakraborty, Kinjal Chatterjee, Abir Chatterjee, Indrasish Roy and director Ranjan Ghosh.

“Since this is a love story, the songs and music are of much importance. The four enigmatic tracks of the album are in perfect symphony with the tragic love story. The dark and vivid aspects of the script inspired from several of the Bard’s plays are complimented by the voices of eminent singers like Kaushiki Chakaborty, Kinjal Chatterjee, Ishita Chakraborty, Rajib Das and Zinia Deb Roy. Emni kore, Jaa urey, folk songs Dekhchi roop sagar e and Tomay hrid majhare rakhibo comprise the music album” said music director Mayookh Bhowmick.


Kaushiki Chakraborty who has lent her sweet voice to one of the songs in the film is a huge fan of actor Abir Chatterjee. “I really like his acting style. When I first recorded the song, I was not aware of the story of the film. It was at a later stage that I got to listen to the story. It sounds interesting and hopefully it will be interesting for the audience too” said Kaushiki Chakraborty.

Speaking at the occasion director Ranjan Ghosh said “The dichotomy of Hamlet and the witch from Macbeth help in giving the story its dark shades whereas the blind rage and envy of Othello forms the soul of the story”.


The film Hrid Majharey is about the love between Abhijit, a mathematics professor and Debjani, a trainee heart surgeon. Despite being warned by a soothsayer about not falling in love, Abhijit does fall in love. What happens next is what the story is all about. “Abir da had a great time romancing with Raima’s character Debjani in the film. I too also had great fun working in the film” said Indrasish Roy.

The film is slated for release on the 11th of July.

Priyanka Dutta

Interview: Sayani Palit; A Talented Young Singer and Music Composer Ready to Make it Big in Tollywood


Sayani Palit began music training at a young age under the tutelage of various eminent gurus like Pandit Ajay Chakabarty and has overtime gathered wide experience in music. In a candid talk with Sholoana Bangaliana correspondent Priyanka Dutta, the singer revealed much about her passion for music and future plans. Excerpts…


Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaTell us a little bit about your background.

Sayani Palit– I started taking Hindusthani classical taleem under Smt. Chandana Chakrabarty when I was 4. Being a past Scholar of ITC Sangeet Research Academy, Kolkata from 2009 August to 2014 April got me ample opportunity to have blessings and trainings from many musical maestros. I am still continuing my tutelage under Guru Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty and also taking talim from Padma Bhushan Girija Devi ji.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaYou have been undergoing training under teachers like Pandit Ajay Chakrabarty and GirijaDevi. How has this helped in your music career?

Sayani Palit– I am very fortunate to have such gurus. Not only their music but their personality also has been an inspiration for me. I have been
taking lessons from my Guru PT Ajoy Chakraborty and SMT Chandana Chakraborty for the last 19 years which has helped me to improve my thinking process and they have always inspired me to think in new ways and experiment with whatever I have learnt. For the last 2years I have got an opportunity to learn from Appa jee (Girija Devi jee) which has given me a basic idea about Purab ang, Thumri of Benaras and it is indeed an honor to learn from such a living legend.


Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– Who inspires you in Music?

Sayani Palit– Each and every good musician and good music inspires me.

Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– Do you have an idol in music?

Sayani Palit– I cannot take one name. Many singers and musicians inspire me in many ways such as Lata Mangeshkar,Asha Bhosle, Michael Jackson, Yani, A R Rahman and others.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaWhat is the kind of music that you personally prefer?

Sayani Palit– I love to sing different genres like Romantic numbers, Sufi, Thumri, Contemporary songs, Experimental music and so on. These are also the genres I prefer to listen to.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– You turned composer with your debut Bengali Audio Songs album Khwahishain. What is your next project?
Sayani Palit– Composing music is my passion. I have been composing music since the last 6 years. One of my Self composed Sufi songs has already been released in
2012 album Sur Prabaha. Khwahishain is an album where I have tried to compose melodies that people can hum and connect to my music. After Khwahishain my passion of composing music will definitely continue and I will continue to create new kind of music.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaGiven an opportunity, would you be interested to compose music for films as a music director?
Sayani Palit– Yes, certainly! As I mentioned earlier, composing is my passion and if this passion turns to be my profession too I will definitely enjoy the journey. Composing music for a film is going to be more interesting as I will be able to depict different emotion through music.


Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaAs a playback singer, what are the projects that you are working on?

Sayani Palit– I have already recorded for movies like Hanuman.com, Proloy, Singur, Pendulam, Swapno dakhe mon (Upcoming).  Beside playback singing I have been doing BGM, Ads and Jingles. I would like to mention one special Jingle here “Rajiv Gandhi JeevanDayee Arogya Yojna” an Ad film of Govt. India.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaDo you want to start a music school in future?

Sayani Palit– In today’s world people are not interested to learn for a long time. I see children performing in reality shows just after they start learning. I am not blaming any channel or reality show. I just feel music is a subject to learn and after a certain period one should definitely start performing because performing is also very important for a singer or musician. I also believe while teaching one can perfect his/her own skills too. I have started teaching music to few students and would like to continue the tradition of My Guruji and Guruma. I will be very happy if I could start a formal music school in the near future.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaWhat is music according to you?

Sayani Palit– Music is Life!


Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana BangalianaYou have worked with many reputed music directors. Which other music directors would you like to work with?

Sayani Palit– I would like to work with all the directors who are doing great works. My dream is to work with A R Rahman.


Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– Have you got any offers from Bollywood for singing in Bollywood films?

Sayani Palit– I have already recorded for Veneet Raj Bagga, Rajeev Gupta of  Bollywood but I have not got offers to record for mainstream Bollywood films yet.
Priyanka Dutta, Sholoana Bangaliana– Where do you see yourself in the next five years?

Sayani Palit– I see myself to becoming more perfect and a versatile playback singer. I also aim to be a better vocalist and composer. I would also like to collaborate with
national/international musicians for experimental projects.