Interview: RUPAM ISLAM - Singer, Song-Writer, Composer and Music Director on His Song for Bangla Movie Om Shanti (2012)


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Calcutta, July 1, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio) Celebrated Bengali singer, song-writer and composer Rupam Islam wrote the lyrics and composed music for the song Dhulo Dhulo Hoye Jachhe Amar for Shatabdi Roy directed 2012 new Kolkata Bangla movie "Om Shanti".

Rupam subsequently performed the song for the Tollywood Bengali film with music directed jointly by Allan and Rupam.

Rupam Islam is a creative genius and the front-man of avant-garde Bengali rock group Fossils whose songs and tag-line Banglaye Rock Hoye! remain a milestone in evolution of Kolkata Bangla Band music.

In this interview recorded at the music launch ceremony of Bangla cinema "OM SHANTI" (2012) Rupam describes the making of Dhulo Dhulo. He also emphasizes that Allan and he have take up work as music directors without the classification of a film in terms of commercial or art-house being a deciding factor. If they find the script and screen-play appealing they would like to direct music for the entire film. Even if they are engaged for just one special song for a specific situation in a film, they will happily work with that one song provided the situation being portrayed is strong, as was the case for the song Dhulo Dhulo in Om Shanti.

The full audio album of the music soundtrack of Om Shanti consists of the following songs and singers:

  • Bandhu Kokhono Hoi Na Purano - Anupam Roy & Ankita Banerjee
  • Choya Chui Dekho - Bappi Lahiri & June Banerjee
  • Dhulo Dhulo Hoye Jachhe Amar - Rupam Islam
  • Dil Diwana Dil Hai - Subhomita Banerjee
  • Nila Na Pila Na Lal Gulabi - Kalpana Potawary & Samidh Mukherjee
  • Shantir Chele - Amit Kumar

Sovan Chatterjee, Sougata Roy, Samiksha, Bappi Lahiri, Rupan Islam, Satabdi Roy, Samidh Mukherjee, Tapas Pal
Sovan Chatterjee (left), Sougata Roy, Samiksha, Bappi Lahiri, Rupan Islam, Satabdi Roy, Samidh Mukherjee, Tapas Pal

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