Bangla Bands Tollywood to Bollywood
The latest trend of Bengali music and songs is ruled by the various Bandla Bands both in Bengal and in Bangladesh. Many of the Bands are extremely successful with their songs and music albums. Being a part of a Bangla Band is a fashion signature for many college goers. Lets take a look at the Bangla Bands that are extending their feet in to the Bollywood World with the Hindi Films.
Rupam from Bangla Band Fossils
Rupam from the famous Bangla Band Fossils sang “Jannat Yahan, Jannat Jahan” in the movie Jannat produced by Mukesh Bhatt.
Year : 2008
Label : SONY BMG
Genre : Action
Director : Kunal Deshmukh
Music Director : Pritam Chakraborty, Kamran Ahmed
Leading Cast : Emraan Hashmi, Samir Kocchar, Javed Shaikh, Sonal Chauhan
Listen to the Music Video of “Jannat yahan”
Bonney Chakraborty – ex-lead singer of Bangla Band Krosswindz
“Azeem O Shah Shahenshah” the title track from the movie “Jodha Akhbar” starring Hrittick and Aish is sung by the ex-lead singer from the Bangla Band group Krosswindz. A. R. Rahman has also used Bonny Chakraborty in the Hindi Movie “Mangal Pandey” for the song “Rasiya“. He has also sung a song in superhit Bollywood film “Delhi 6”.
Listen to “Azeem O Shah Shahenshah” online:
Listen to Rasiya by Bonny Chakraborty online
Primarily a progressive world/rock band, Krosswindz is now focusing on world music and soulful songs, lyric oriented. Professionally performing concerts all over India for the last thirteen years. Krosswindz is a crosspollination of rural folk music of india with the sounds of folk traditions from around the world. The result a potpouri of sounds deeply rooted in the soil that touches the heart and speaks the common language of humankind.
Pat Metheny, Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Joni Mitchell, Basudev Baul, Ghulam Ali, Eric Johnson, Sting, Nitin Sawhney, etc.
Vikramjit (tuki) lead guitar backing vocals/songwriter/producer, Chandrani – lead vocals/songwriter, Dwaipayan (doi)lead vocals/drums/percussion, Nitin – bass guitar, Ratanjit – keyboards, Avinash-drums.
Krosswindz singles bmg crescendo india, krosswindz poth geche benke – sagarika, krosswindz one world – kosmic music, krosswindz bhebe dekhecho ki – kosmic music.
Compilations : aabar bochor kooree porey mohiner ghoraguli, khyapar gaan mohiner ghoraguli, moni chara shunno laagey various artists, THE MUSIC OF THE GLOBE.
James from Bangla Band “Nagar Baul”
“Alvida” in the movie “Life in a metro” by Anurag Basu was extremely popular. He also sang the “Bhigi Bhigi” in another hindi movie Ganster which make him famous all over India.
Listen to Alvida By James Online
Listen to “Bhigi Bhigi” by James online
Gangster – Bhigi Bhigi
Year : 2006
Music Director : Prittam
Leading Cast : Emraan Hashmi, Shiny Ahuja, Kangna Ranaut
Soumitra from Bangla Band Bhoomi
Soumitra from the Bangla Band Bhoomi has sung the title track for the famous movie “Mr. and Mrs Iyer” in 2002 directed by Aparna Sen.
Listen to Title Track of Mr. and Mrs Iyer online
The Bengali Movie Industry is also using the various band groups a lot. Lets take a look at various Bangla Band groups working on Bengali Movies
- Jeo Kaka ( The first movie by Parambrata as a Director)
- Box No. 1313 (A movie by Aniruddha Bhattacharya)
- Break Fail ( A Movie by Kaushik Gangopadhyay)
FOSSILS (Rupam as a Singer)
- Jeo Kaka ( The first movie by Parambrata as a Director), Rupam is composing and singing along with Chandrabindu.
- Kanchan Babu (Upcoming Bengali Film) – Rupam will be singing with a composition by Chirodeep Dasgupta)
- Chalo Lets Go ( A Bengali Film by Anjan Dutta) – Rupam is already extremely famous for his song with music direction by Neel Dutta.
- Piyalir Password – Rupam has sung in the Bengali Thriller Movie “Piyalir Password” also. The movie is released in the USA and waiting to be released in Kolkata Soon.
Bhoomi is working on Tin Yarri Katha – a film by Sudeshna Roy and Abhijit Guha.
CACTUS has worked in the 2002 Bengali film “Neel Nirjane” by Subrata Sen.
The Band KAYA is also working on couple of upcoming Bengali Films.