Shuklas : Musical Maestro : Salil Chaudhury Salil Chowdhury (1925-September 5, 1995)
Posted 11 May 2006 - 03:13 PM
Salil Chowdhury (1925-September 5, 1995) was a famous Bengali music director. Although disputed, his birthdate is widely recognised to be 19 November, 1925.
Salil was acknowledged as a talented musician by many in India's musical industry. Late in the 1940s, he joined the Indian People's Theatre Association (IPTA) as well as joining the country's communist party. During this period, it is believed he wrote numerous songs and used his membership with the IPTA to get his work presented to a mainstream audience.
Some of his other activities include converting Sukanta Bhattacharya's poems into songs (sung by Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay), which he referred to as "Songs of consciousness and awakening". He also created many compositions for over 75 Hindi films, 26 Malayalam films including the late sixties' classic Chemmeen, and a variety of Bengali,Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati, Marathi, Assamese and Oriya films, as well as several TV films and serials.
Several other popular or famous Indian playback singers have worked with Salil Chowdhury, including Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey, Mukesh and Yesudas. His daughter, Antara Chowdhury, also contributed her voice to some of his works. Salil's Bengali songs had a major impact on the course of Bengali modern music, which began to influence the industry from the 1950s onward.
(Source : WKPD)
Salil Chaudhary was born on 19th November 1923 in Sonarpur, District 24
His father, Gyanendra Chaudhary was a doctor with a passion for music.
His elder brother Nikhil Chaudhary was the director of an orchestra
called "Milan Parishad" hence Salil was exposed to musical
instruments and instrumental arrangements from a very early age.
Salil's favourite instrument was the flute, which featured prominently
in his subsequent work. He was trained on the piano and violin and hence
from an early age was introduced to western classical as well
as traditional North Indian classical musics, and a fusion of the two
became his distinguishing trademark.
While at university in Calcutta, Salil was exposed to the rising tide of
Indian nationalism and protest against British rule, as well as the
rural mass movements that were being led by Communist groups in
the villages of Bengal. Having first made his mark writing for student
conventions (including "Bicharpati Tomar Bichar" in 1943, and
"Dheu Uthchhe Kara Tutchhe" in 1944 for the Quit India
Movement, both of which songs were banned).
He was a founding member of the Gana Natya Sangh or Indian Peoples
Theatre Association (IPTA), where he composed innumerable songs under
the grouping "Ghum Bhangar Gaan". Among these included musical
accompaniments to famous poems, such as Sukanta Bhattacharya's
"Abak Prithibi" and "Runner". Other famous "mass songs" (ganasangit)
from this period include "Hei Samalo" written for the Tebagha Andolan (1948),
"Amaar Pratibader Bhasha" (1950) and many translations of mass
songs from around the world, particularly the Soviet Union. He was also,
with Ruma Guha Thakurta, a founder of the Calcutta Youth Choir, which
travelled in its early years around the villages of Bengal with
the IPTA to sing Salil Chaudhary's songs.
In the 1950s, Salil, having created a completely new style of music
through fusion of east and west, established himself as the leading
composer of "adhunik" (popular) music in Calcutta. He was the
leading playback song writer in Tollygunj, from where he was taken to
Bombay by Munshi Premkumar. Salil, though continuing to write for
Bengali films, was based in Bombay for 2 decades subsequently,
with prominent films including Jagte Raho/Ek Din Ratre (1957), Madhumati
(1958) and Kabuliwala (1960).
He returned to Calcutta in the 1970s, and continued writing modern
Bengali songs, leading a revival movement with songs which were
quickly popularised such as "Surer Jharna" and "Teler Shishi". His
wife, Sabita Chaudhary, and his daughter, Antara Chaudhary, are also
prominent in Calcutta today. Salil's contemporary work is predominantly
for the popular Bengali theatre form "Jatra" and he continues to write
songs for each year's puja releases.
Published collections of his work include "Prantarer Gaan" and "Salil
Posted 09 July 2006 - 06:51 AM
Posted 29 December 2007 - 03:22 PM
Jangal Mein Mor Naache - Madhumati 1958 - Mohammed Rafi
Zulmi Sang Aankh Ladi - Madhumati 1958 - Lata Mangeshkar
Sanyasi Talash Jiski Hai Woh To
saavan ki raaton me aisa bhi hota hai
Haay Jhilmil Jhilmil E Shaam Ke Saaye - Lata Mangeshkar
Ganga Ki Aaj Bhari Godi Me - Manna Dey
Ek Dapha Ki Baat Hai - Mahendra Kapoor
Ni Sa Ga Ma Pa Ni Ga... contd...Sapnaa Dekhe Ni Re Khoye Khoye Naina - Yeshu Das and Sabita Chowdhury
Nazarse Mil Gaayi Nazar
Lo Se Vai Vai - Sandhya Mukherjee
Keya Se Keya Ho Gaya Allha Re Allha - Manna Dey and Chorus
Jhanana Nana Baaje - Lata Mangeshkar
Jaane Waale Sipahi Se - Manna Dey
Hum Naahi Dukh Se Ghabrayange - Yeshu Das and Lata Mangeshkar Duet
Hamein Yaad Kabhi Tum Kar Le Na Jab Rota Hua Sawan Aaye - Lata Mangeshkar
Ab Aur Naa Kuch Bhi Yaad Raha - Lata Mangeshkar
Tum Ye Kahaan - Mukesh and Lata Mangeshkar
Chanchal Man Par Chaye - Manna Dey
Baavali Banake Chora Hai Teri Preet Ne - Lata Mangeshkar
Aha Re Magan Mera Chanchal Man - Lata Mangeshkar
Chham Chham Nachato Aayei Bahar - Lata Mangeshkar
Humko Samaj Baithi Hai Yeh Duniya Diwana Diwana - Mukesh
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Posted 01 July 2009 - 07:34 PM
aaja ri nindiya(lata).a beautiful song by lata, soft and sweet.
aaja ri dunia(rafi,chorus) a perfect blend of folk-ism. rafisaab modulated his voice amazingly to suit the situation.
dharti kahe pukar ke(mannade,chorus) a rain-calling song by manna de, a man of many season.
takatak..haryala sawan(manna de ,lata)
only four song but perfect start for an MD of long race.
arzi hamari ye marzi hamari.....by kishoreda...a halka-fulka song.
chhota sa ghar hoga....by hemantda. another version of same song by kishoreda and shaila balle..both version has their own taste.
ek chhoti si naukari ka kishore-shankar dasgupta-shyam mitra=theme song of the film.
jhoom re kali bhanwra by geeta
o man re gham na kar........by lata
manjhi re le chal naiyya...nirmal chaudhury...seems max singer of bengal at that time aping hemantda!
tera ghar abad rahe-shyam mitra,lata
na jane re na jane re-shamshad
jhoom jhoom manmohan re- by original hemantda!a sweet bhajaan
suno sita ki kahani..................a high pitch song so rafisaab is essential!
mera man bhula bhula by hemantda
baithe the kiye tauba hum.....by lata .a mujra song
dekho tanga mera nirala by rafi, theme song of the film.
dil ke sahare jaan se pyare...by lata
halke halke chalo sanwre.by hemant-lata. both are as usual producing brilliant duet.
main lut gayee dunia walo
rimjhim rimjhim barkh barse........lata
tere naino ne jadoo dala.....rafi-lata. "song of the film".
banki adayein.........by geeta dutt
chet re murakh..ai murakh tu kya jane.........by manna de-asha. bhajan.
chhal chhal pani humari zindgani........manna ,asha,chorus...asha excelling.
ho jab se mili tosse ankhiyan.hemant, geeta........ mast duet.
jab tumne mohabbat chheen li/meri wafaien tumhari zafaien by asha.
here asha taking over her idol geeta.
banvali bana ke chhora.......asha and she was improving film by film.
ek do teen char panch.hemant asha chorus
ja main tumse nahin bolu-lata, manna..with classical touch
jhir jhir badarwa barse-hemantda-lata...sweet one.
kuwein me kood kar mar jana...kishoreda
zindgi khwaab hai...........by mukesh.
loshe wai wai loshe.....by shashya mukehji and chorus
aiwe dunia dewe duhai...........rafi,balbir, chrous. a masterly act by rafisaab
thandhi thandhi sawan ki...by asha
jago mohan pyare.............by lata
asha and lata at her best.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:54 PM
This is a song from the unreleased movie "Mitti Ka Dev." The music is composed by the one and only Salil Chowdhury. This is the Hindi version of the very famous Bengali song "Mon Matal SaaNjh Shokal." Both the versions have been sung by Mukesh. All the information related to the movie "Mitti Ka Dev" has been sourced from www.salilda.com, probably, the only website to know about the genius Salil Chowdhury