Chandrabindoo (band)

Chandrabindoo (band)
Chandrabindoo

Chandrabindoo, left to right: Arup, Saurabh, Upal, Rajshekhar, Anindya, Sibu, Surojit in 2010
Background information
Origin Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Genres Band Music, Bangla Rock
Years active 1991–present
Labels Sa Re Ga Ma, Times Music, Universal Music Group, Sagarika
Website http://www.chandrabindoo.in/
Members
Upal
Anindya
Chandril
Arup
Surojit
Rajshekhar
Sibu
Sourabh
Tirthankar

Chandrabindoo (Bengali: চন্দ্রবিন্দু Chôndrobindu) (often spelled Chandrabindu), based in Kolkata, is a bangla band. Their name refers both to the last character in the Bengali alphabet and to a dialogue (very famous among Bengalis) from the nonsense work HaJaBaRaLa by Sukumar Ray.

The band is known for Chandril's satirical, colloquial lyrics, full of references to current affairs and cultural phenomena. They also sing other types of song by Anindya. Upal is also very popular for his unique voice.

They are well known in Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai and have recently started touring internationally including a performance in aid of the Kolkata based Child In Need Institute (CINI) in London. Chandrabindoo is the official brand ambassador for CINI ASHA.

Contents

Starting days

They faced a lot of hardship in producing their first album "aar jani na". They made their demo with the help of a out of date sound mixer. It was released in 1998, and got a lukewarm response. Then Late Goutam Chattopadhyay of Mohiner Ghoraguli was impressed. He suggested their name to sagarika music co. and the second album "gadha" was released. The 1st public live show of Chandrabindoo was held in Gyan Manch near Rabindra Sadan, Kolkata.

Band members

  • Anindya Chatterjee — singer/ music composer/ lead vocal
  • Upal Sengupta — singer/ music composer/ lead vocal
  • Arup Podder — bassist
  • Surojit Mukherjee — guitarist/ arranger
  • Rajshekhar Kundu — drummer
  • Sibabrata Biswas aka Sibu — keyboardist
  • Sourabh — percussionist

Other members

Former members

  • Subrato Lodh
  • Subrato Ghosh
  • Sukhendu
  • Subhendu
  • Debapriyo
  • Tennie
  • Lintu
  • Santanu
  • Arindam
  • Pritam[1]
  • Dron Acharya
  • Riju
  • Kallol
  • Rajesh
  • Riddhi
  • Chandan
  • Jishu Sengupta[2]
  • Neepabeethi Ghosh
  • Lopamudra Mitra

Discography

  • Aar Jani Na (Bengali: আর জানি না, English: ''Don't Know Anything More'') (1997)
  1. Sweetheart (Anindya)
  2. Mounomukharata (Upal)
  3. Aar Jani Na (Upal)
  4. Conductor (Chandril)
  5. Jodi Bhabo Pabe Take (Anindya)
  6. Dupurer Khamokha Kheyal (Upal)
  7. Office Time (Anindya)
  8. Keu Bhalobeshe Jay (Upal)
  9. Ebhabeo Phire Asha Jae (Anindya)
  10. Mangal Graha (Upal)
  • Gadha (Bengali: গাধা, English: ''Donkey'') (1998)
  1. Bondhu Tomaye (Upal)
  2. Faka Naki (Anindya)
  3. Jodi Balo (Upal)
  4. Khelche Sachin (Anindya)
  5. Ananda Sen (Upal)
  6. Natajanu (Anindya)
  7. Gadha
  8. Surjer Dikey
  9. Jodi Amake Roga Balo
  10. Chandrabindoo
  • Twaker Jatno Nin (Bengali: ত্বকের যত্ন নিন, English: ''Take Good Care Of Your Skin'') (1999)
  1. Aj Abar
  2. Twaker Jatno Nin
  3. Riskawala
  4. Bhorer Kuasha
  5. Bathroom
  6. Ure Jachhe
  7. Matir Kachhakachhi
  8. Bhut Bosechhe
  9. Fer Bhut Bosechhe
  10. Adda
  11. Ekti Murgi
  • Chaw (Bengali: , English: ''The First letter of the Band's name / Let's Go'') (2001)
  1. Duniya Dot Com
  2. Neel
  3. Ta Na Na
  4. Gaan Bhalobeshe Gaan
  5. Amader Chhadey
  6. Baanbhashi
  7. Adorer Nouko
  8. Doodh Na Khele
  9. Bhalo Lage Na
  10. Bhindeshi Tara
  • Daaknaam (Bengali: ডাকনাম, English: ''Nickname'') (2002)
  1. Amar Sohor
  2. Shei Haoa
  3. Gab Guba Gub
  4. Bus Stop-e Keu Nei
  5. Ekjon Gelo
  6. Sona Mon
  7. Sokale Uthiya
  8. Bromhha Janen
  9. Amake Nao
  10. Emon Boshonto Dine
  • Juju (Bengali: জুজু, English: ''The Bugbear / The Hobgoblin'') (2003)
  1. Mon
  2. Juju
  3. Gitgobindo
  4. Aikom Baikom
  5. Eita Tomar Gaan
  6. Ki Ar Korbo
  7. Anko ki Kothin
  8. Ami Amar Mon
  9. Ma Dake Khoka
  10. Bagiye Kali
  • Chandrabindaas (Bengali: চন্দ্রবিন্দাস, English: Chandrabindaas) (Compilation, 2005)
  • Ebhabeo Phire Asha Jae (Bengali: এভাবেও ফিরে আসা যায়, English: ''A Comeback can also be like This'') (re-working of Ar Jani Na, 2005)
  1. Sweetheart
  2. Mounomukharata
  3. Ar Jani Na
  4. Conductor
  5. Jodi Bhabo Pabe Take
  6. Dupurer Khamokha Kheyal
  7. Office Time
  8. Keu Bhalobeshe Jay
  9. Ebhabeo Phire Asha Jae
  10. Mangal Graha
  • Hulabila (Bengali: হুলাবিলা, English: Chaos and Cacaphony) (2005)
  1. Hote Pare Cliche
  2. Kete Jaye Din
  3. Timepass
  4. Thak Barong
  5. Tai Tomar Ananda
  6. Ghumiye Poro Na
  7. Hulabila
  8. Pashbalish
  9. Ami to Bhege Jai
  10. Joy Bangali
  • Shera Chandrabindoo (Bengali: সেরা চন্দ্রবিন্দু, English: ''Best Of Chandrabindoo'') (Compilation, 2008)
  • U/A (Bengali: ইউ/এ, English: U/A) (2008)
  1. Uthe Jaoa Shiri
  2. Dhyatterika
  3. Ami Dibosh
  4. Tatin
  5. Khacche Khak
  6. D Minor
  7. Bhyabachyaka
  8. Tabo Mukut
  9. Kicchhu Chaini
  10. Paar Kore De Maa
  • e - Aarki (Bengali: e-আরকি, English: ''A Silly Joke / Just Online'') (Coming Soon)
  1. Jani na (online)
  • Puraton Gamcha (English: ''old tawal'') (Coming Soon)

Filmography

See also

References

  1. ^ Pritam in Youtube with a lot of FAQs, an interview of Pritam by Anurag Basu in his talk show Ke Hobe Biggest Fan on Zee Bangla
  2. ^ Chandrabindoo in Youtube with a lot of FAQs, an interview of Chandrabindoo by Anurag Basu in his talk show Ke Hobe Biggest Fan on Zee Bangla
  3. ^ "Writings on the wall" a published in Times of India on July 5th, 2010, Tollywood's reaction on the natioanl awards in lyrics
  4. ^ Anindya's reaction after winning National Award, an interview of Anindya by R-Plus
  5. ^ Chandril's reaction after winning National Award, an interview of Anindya by R-Plus

External links

Year Film Directed By Other Notes
2000 Y2K Chandril Bhattacharya as Music Director/ Playback Singers
2009 Box No. 1313 Aniruddha Bhattacharya as Music Director
2009 Brake Fail Kaushik Ganguly as Playback Singers
2009 Antaheen Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury Anindya and Chandril as Lyricist together, They won 56th National Film Awards for National Film Award for Best Lyrics[3] in 2010 for it[4][5]
2010 Jodi Ekdin Riingo Banerjee Anindya and Chandril as lyricists together, Upal and Anindya made a video appearance for a song (Playback Singers)
2010 033 Birsa Dasgupta as Music Director
2010 Natobar Not Out Amit Sen Upal and Anindya made a video appearance for a song (Playback Singers)
2011 Rang Melanti Kaushik Ganguly }

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