By Subhomoy Mukherjee
Video: Music launch - Baishe Srabon Soundtrack album
Kolkata, August 27, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) We are all aware of the date 22se Srabon as marking the death anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. But no, we are now not talking about cultural programs on the death anniversary of the bard but the upcoming Bengali film “Baishe Srabon” by Srijit Mukherjee.
Bengali film lovers have witnessed the emergence of a new director, Srijit, during Durga Puja last year puja with his tribute to Satyajit Ray's Nayak Uttam Kumar in “Autograph”. The film caused a sensation, and this year Srijit is ready for more magic with his "musical thriller" starring Prasenjit Cahtterjee, Parambrata, Aabir and Raima Sen among others.
Producer duo Srikant Mohta and Mahendra Soni of Shree Venkatesh Films organized the music launch of Baishe Shrabon at Metropolis Mall, Hiland Park, Kolkata on 27th August, 2011 evening.
It turned out to be an exclusive musical evening as almost all the male singers from the film performed live with everyone from the film present there talking only about the music of the film.
Srikant Mohta and Mahendra Soni were present there along with Srijit, Prasenjit, Parambrata, Aabir, Rupam, Anindya, Rupankar, Saptarshi, Indradeep and the singer - composer and music director of the film Anupam Roy.
We discovered Anupam last year with his unforgettable song “Aamake amaar moto thakte dao” from Srijit’s first film “Autograph”. Anupam subsequently directed music in Haranath Chakraborty's “Chalo Paltai” and Debesh Chattopadhyay's drama “Bikele Bhorer Sorshe Phul”. Here comes Anupam again to further consolidate his position in the Bengali heart which he has already won. This time he worked with his close buddy Srijit as the music director for the entire film.
The evening started with solo performance by Anupam followed by performances by Rupankar, Rupam, Anindya and Saptarshi finally Anupam again. Unfortunately Raghav and Shreya Ghosal could not attend the program. Srijit, Prasenjit, Parambrata, Aabir, Anupam, Indradeep, Rupam, Rupankar and Anindya shared their experience with Baishe Srabon, especially the music.
Srijit compared his experiences of making his first two films. He thanked the Bengali audience for making Autograph a very successful venture, and expressed hope for Baishe Srabon's success with a bit of apprehension, as the film is very dark and violent. He said Baishe Srabon is made in the tradition of Feluda and Byomkesh Bakshi films, and touched upon the Bollywood classic Jewel Thief as his favorite Hindi thriller with seven songs - thus inspiring him to use songs in his thriller. All the songs are relevant to the film.
Srijit shared his thoughts on the necessity of including songs in Indian films, as Indians have songs for every occasion from birth to death.
Prasenjit spoke on his association with Srijit. All songs from the film are close to his heart, especially “Gabhire jao” (performed once each by Rupankar and Shreya in the film ).
Parambrata, Srijit and Saptarshi are buddies from school days. Parambrata had read the script of Autograph as soon as it was complete, but could not act in the film since he was busy with an acting course abroad at the time. He considers himself fortunate to have worked with Prasenjit and Shree Venkatesh Films for the first time in Baishe Srabon - a musical thriller blended with romance.
Indradeep talked about composing the background music of this suspense thriller. He also touched on the violin composition for the suspense song “Gabhire Jao”.
Aabir shared his experience of working with Srijit.
Rupam and Rupankar shared their experience of working with Anupam in Baishe Srabon.
Anupam spoke to the history of each song in the film and how Srijit used them in the thriller.