Interview: Egaro The Eleven (2011) Bengali Film Music Directors Mayukh-Mainak & Lyricist Sumanta Choudhury


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EGARO The Immortal Eleven Tollywood Calcutta Bengali Movie PosterCalcutta, India, October 10, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Mayukh and Mainak are music directors and Sumanta Choudhury is the lyricist of the Bengali film EGARO - THE IMMORTAL XI  that celebrated the best of Indian soccer (football) and the July 29, 1911 historic victory of the Calcutta-based Indian team of Mohun Bagan against the British East Yorkshire Regiment, thus winning Mohun Bagan the IFA Shield for the first time ever for an Indian team. Egaro is directed by Arun Roy and produced by Anilava Chatterjee.

Mayukh, Mainak and Sumanta talk to Subhomoy Mukherjee, reporter in Kolkata for Washington Bangla Radio. We have previously presented a video interview of Anilabha Chatterji which you can watch online here.

By profession Sumanta Choudhury is attached with designing the houses. But, beside interior designing, he has other passions also like writing and painting. He has got interest in painting after seeing his Grandpa’s collection at their ancestor’s home in Orissa and he has started painting and writing with his Grandpa’s encouragement and guidance. Sumanta has got the highest reward till date when musical duo Mayukh and Mainak has approached him to write lyric for the film “Egaro” produced by Anilava Chatterjee, based on Historic IFA Shield winning by Mohunbagan as first Indian Club in 1911.

Born as children of School teacher parents, Mayukh and Mainak have got inspiration for music from very childhood from their parents. Brought up in a small town of North Bengal, Alipurduar, they have always dreamt about their successful career in Music. At their teenage, they decided to come Kolkata for further studies and learning music and focusing on their career in the tune of music. They have started to sing here and there then and have got the opportunity to compose music also. Afterwards they have got the opportunity to compose music for shows and jingles. That time they have formed their own musical band, Mokam, which is very popular and come in lime light with their first album. Now they try to bring folk singers of rest of Bengal into lime light. They are very busy music composer duo now as for their creativity they have got projects like mega daily mythological soap “Behula” and feature film like “Egaro”

Washington Bangla Radio wishes all the best for the trio.

EGARO - The Immortal XI
Concept & Direction: Arun Roy
Producer: Anilava Chatterjee
Director Of Photography: Gopi Bhagat
Production Designer: Indranil Ghosh
Editor:Shyamal Karmakar
Script: Dipannita Ghosh
Casting Director: Dipak Halder
Music Director: Mayukh-Mainak (of Bangla band MOKAM)
Lyricist: Sumanta Choudhury
Background Score: Arijit Singh