Interview: Debojyoti Mishra - Composer and Acclaimed Tollywood Bengali Film Music Director
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Debajyoti Mishra talks to Subhomoy Mukherjee in this exclusive, comprehensive and intimate audio interview on Washington Bangla Radio.
How to describe Debojyoti Mishra who is an musical institution by himself!! We can only consider him as a gifted prodigy of Bengali Music. He is one amongst the best music directors of Tollywood. At the same time he is showing his talent for Ad films, soaps and movies from other countries and of other languages too.
He started his musical career when he was hardly three years old under tutelage of his father Pandit Janhabiranjan Mishra who not only made Debojyoti as a expert in violin but also helped him to learn playing the guitar, a western instrument, later.
At the same time Debojyoit learned Sitar and Sarod from Ustad Bahadur Khan and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.
Debojyoti was a disciple of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi and Pandit Krishnachandra Banerjee for Indian Classical Vocal.
In the mean time he got diploma from Royal School of Music, London for Western Classical Music.
He was regular on stage as violinist that time.
We can hear his solo violin performance in Satyajit Ray movies like Piku, Ghare Baire, Gana Shatru etc.
But the turning point of his career came when he met legendary musician Salil Choudhury who encouraged him to assist him and start his own career as a Music Composer.
Debojyoti also assisted south Indian musical legend Ilayaraja that time.
From that time Debojyoti started composing music for television programs, ads and films.
Right now we are listening to this successful music director’s composition in popular soaps Ganer Opare, a tribute to Rabindranath Tagore, based on script by none other than famous director Rituporno Ghosh and produced by our very own Tollywood Bengali movie hero Prosenjit, and also in hit Bengali Movie "Shukno Lanka”.
We are waiting eagerly to taste his music again in upcoming comedy Natobar Not Out which will be released by August, 2010 end. As told by Debojyoti, Natobar is very musical in nature and he has delivered music in bit different but esthetic in nature for the movie.
We will listen to his composition again in Iti Mrinalini by Aparna Sen, Memories in March by Sanjay Nag, Flying Butter from Bangladesh, etc.
We are hoping to listen more and more powerhouse music from this legend more frequently.