Band Kaya in Bengali Film “House Full”-Interview
Kaya, the eminent Bengali band from Kolkata, has also started creating music for Bengali films. Their upcoming Tollywood project is Bappaditya Bandopadhyay’s next film ‘House Full’. Kaya is also working with film director Nihal Dutta in his next film. If you are a music-lover and fond of Bengali folks, contemporary music, and fusion works, please visit gaanmela.com to listen to the exclusive interview with Arindam, the leading singer, lyricist, and musician of the Kaya band. Our Associate Website Gaanmela.Com interviewed Arindam, the lead Singer from Bad Kaya recently. Check out the featured portion of the interview that deals with Bengali Film Songs.
Gaanmela/CalcuttaTube: Arindam da, plaese share your experience working in Bengali films.
Arindam: We are working in a couple of films right now. One of them is “House Full” by Bappaditya Banerjee. Our overall experience is satisfactory and I would say that Bengali movies are in a recovering situation. Things are not the same as they were a few years back. And many Bengali other bands like the ChandraBindu, have already started directing music in the Bengali films. A lot of newcomers are also entering the film industry as music directors. The music of the Bengali films is not the same as it was some time back. New innovations are coming in. In “House Full” one the songs we have composed is a pure jazz, the other is a totally Sufi style folk song. The other film we are working in is by Nihal Dutta. It is his second film. We have completed making five songs for the film and each of them is different in forms form the other. We have used romantic, folk style songs. We have sung a couple of the songs, and some are to be sung by different artists like Shubhomita, Raghab, Jojo.
Gaanmela/Calcuttatube: How much freedom do you have when working as a music director in a film?
Arindam: We do not have the ultimate freedom when working as a music director. The reason behind it is that songs used in a film are made only or the film itself. The songs in a film are made to enrich the film, it does not work the other way round. So when we are making music for a film, we always have to keep the story and its requirements in mind. We have to create the songs and music according to the demand of the story and the situations in it. So there always exist some bounds on our works. But we are working with more freedom than usual. Since, we are working as a band, we are getting more liberty in our works. The director explains us all the situations in the films, and we have to make songs accordingly.
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