Bennet–Veetraag

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Bennet Veetraag
Genres Film score, Indian classical music, Fusion music
Occupation(s) Composer, music director, playback singer
Years active 2006–present
Website http://www.bennetandtheband.com

Bennet Veetraag (Malayalam: ബെന്നറ്റ് വീത്‌രാഗ്) are an Indian music composer duo in the Malayalam film industry. The duo consists of guitarist-songwriter Bennet and singer-musician Veetraag.

Early years and career[edit]

Bennet and Veetraag hail from the city of Kozhikode, Kerala, India.[1] Bennet Roland is a guitarist and songwriter with his musical training based in the Classical music (Western), broadened through exposure to other various genres, fusion, and Indian forms of music like the Ghazal.[2] He is also popular through his fusion band called Bennet and the Band that features various frontline singers from the Indian film industry. Veetraag is a singer musician who was initially trained in Carnatic classical music and later developed a keen interest and proficiency in diverse genres of music, including Hindustani classical.[2] They debuted with the hit soundtrack for Malayalam campus film Out of Syllabus. The songs "Poi Varuvaan" and "Ee Kalppadavil" were notable successes.[1] Their next works, Sooryakireedam (2007) and Dr. Patient (2009) were also noted works. In 2011, the duo worked for Kamal's drama movie Gadhama, which won them critical praise and immediate success.[1]

"Bennet Veetraag" won best music director award in Thikkurissi awards instituted by Thikkurissi foundation for the movie Gadhama

Discography[edit]

Year Album Track list
2006 Out of Syllabus
  1. "Ee Kalppadavil" – G. Venugopal
  2. "Ee Kalppadavil" – Asha Ajay
  3. "Maayaa jaalakathin" Vineeth Sreenivasan
  4. "Poovin ithal" – Vidhu Prathap, Gayatri
  5. "Poi varuvaan" – Manjari
  6. "Poi varuvaan" – Veetrag
2007 Sooryakireedam
  1. "Oru Swapna" – Jyotsna, Sugeetha, Sruthi, Ranjini Jose
  2. "Sneham Kondoru" – Veetraag, Chithra Iyer
  3. "Sneham Kondoru (Slow)" – Sharath, Delcy
2009 Dr. Patient
  1. "Aakaasha Megham" – Karthik
  2. "Eeran Nilaave" – Veetrag, Shweta
  3. "Mazha Njaanarinjirunnilla" – Hariharan
  4. "Puthu Manjupol" – Balu Thankachan, Gayatri
2011 Gadhama
  1. "Naattuvazhiyorathe" – K. S. Chithra, Vijay Yesudas
  2. "Ariyumo" – Karthik
  3. "Vidhuramee" – Shreya Ghoshal, Hariharan
  4. "Naattuvazhi" – K. S. Chithra
  5. "Vidhuramee Yathra" – Hariharan
2012 August Club
  1. "Vaathil Chaarumo" – Shreya Ghoshal, Srinivas
  2. "Kaathorthuvo" – Sujatha Mohan, Veetrag
  3. "Kaattu Theno" – Shobi Tilakan, Vijay Prakash

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "ഗദ്ദാമയിലെ ഗാനങ്ങൾ" (in Malayalam). Malayala Manorama. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  2. ^ a b "Khaddama: Music - Bennet Veetraag" (PDF). Khaddama.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2011-02-26. 

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