Chandrabindoo (band)

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Chandrabindoo
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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 1998–present
Labels Sa Re Ga Ma, Times Music, Universal Music Group, Sagarika
Website chandrabindoo.in
Members Upal
Anindya
Chandril
Arup
Surojit
Rajshekhar
Sibu
Sourabh
Tirthankar

Chandrabindoo (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 hilarious 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.[1]

Starting days[edit]

The band faced much hardship in producing their first album Aar Jani Na and made their demo with the help of an out-of-date sound mixer. It was released in 1998, and got a lukewarm response. Then late Gautam Chattopadhyay of Mohiner Ghoraguli was impressed. He suggested their name to Sagarika music co. and the second album Gadha was released. The first public live show of Chandrabindoo was held in Gyan Manch near Rabindra Sadan, Kolkata.

Band members[edit]

and Tirthankar as sound engineer.

Former members[edit]

Chandrabidoo's former member includes Subrato Lodh, Subrato Ghosh, Sukhendu, Subhendu, Debapriyo, Tennie, Lintu, Santanu, Arindam, Pritam,[2] Dron Acharya, Riju, Kallol, Rajesh, Riddhi, Chandan, Papa, Jisshu Sengupta,[3] Neepabeethi Ghosh, Lopamudra Mitra.

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums

Compilation Albums

  • Chandrabindaas (Bengali: চন্দ্রবিন্দাস, Lit: Chandrabindoo is Bindaas) (2005)
  • Ebhabeo Phire Asha Jae (Bengali: এভাবেও ফিরে আসা যায়, Lit: Even that's a Comeback) (2005)
  • Bachhai 11 (Bengali: বাছাই ১১, Lit: Selected 11) (2006)
  • Shera Chandrabindoo (Bengali: সেরা চন্দ্রবিন্দু, Lit: Best Of Chandrabindoo) (2008)

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Directed By Other Notes
2009 Box No. 1313 Aniruddha Bhattacharya as Music Director
2009 Cross Connection Abhijit Guha, Sudeshna Ray as Lyricists
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[4] in 2010 for it[5][6]
2010 Jodi Ekdin Riingo Banerjee Anindya and Chandril as lyricists together, Upal and Anindya made a video appearance for a song (Playback Singers)
2010 Ekti Tarar Khonje Abhik Mukhopadhyay as Lyricists
2010 033 Birsa Dasgupta as Music Director
2010 Natobar Not Out Amit Sen Playback Singers; Upal and Anindya made a video appearance for a song
2011 Icche Nandita Roy/ Shibprasad Mukhopadhyay Anindya as a Playback Singer
2011 Rang Milanti Kaushik Ganguly as Music Director, lyricist, Voice Artist
2011 Gosainbaganer Bhoot Nitish Roy as Music Director and Playback Singer(s)
2012 Aparajita Tumi Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury Anindya and Chandril as Lyricist

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chandrabindoo: Kaleidoscope kicpl.in. Retrieved 21 August 2013
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ "Writings on the wall" a published in Times of India on 5 July 2010, Tollywood's reaction on the national awards in lyrics
  5. ^ Anindya's reaction after winning National Award, an interview of Anindya by R-Plus
  6. ^ Chandril's reaction after winning National Award, an interview of Anindya by R-Plus

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