Category: Music Directors

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Soft melodies, aromatic of the loamy soil of Bengal, remained S D Burman’s trademark till the last. After composing soothing harmonies for 40 years, Dada Burman proved that age is no impediment for creativity. The only great composer to be active and in demand till the end, S D Burman had just released successful scores […]
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“Which rival musician would provide that kind of encouragement to a then unknown musician like me?” Bhupen Hazarika shakes his head in wonderment. Hailing a taxi Hemantda took the stupefied young Bhupen Hazarika to the HMV office in Calcutta and a deal was finalized on the spot. Later in Mumbai Hemant Kumar, already a reputed […]

Khan Ataur Rehman

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On January 6, 2010

The highly distinctive patterns of Bengali filmmaking has added lots of sparkling colors to sub-continental cinema. In Bangladesh, during the 1950s and 1960s too, there were many artistes and film rel

Robin Ghosh

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On January 3, 2010

While waters rise up in the shape of a cyclone wall in Bengal, musical waves sigh softly when they touch its coastal sands. Compositions in Bengal sweep off your feet, even as the storms drown the reg

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Amjad Bobby

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In Music Directors
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On November 14, 2009
The life of a film musician is like that of the movies he composes songs for — it has happy moments, others that see him struggle to survive and the end which comes suddenly and takes a talented soul from the world. Amjad Bobby’s life was no different. He began his career in 1969, composed […]
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