S.I. Tutul

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S.I. Tutul
S I Tutul California 2014 (cropped).jpg
Tutul performing in California (2014)
Background information
Native nameএস.আই. টুটুল
Birth nameA B M Shahidul Islam
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, music director, composer
Instrumentsvocals, piano, keyboard, guitar
Years active2005-Present
Associated actsLRB
Websitesitutul.net

A B M Shahidul Islam, known as S.I. Tutul, is a Bangladeshi singer and musician.[1] He is the lead singer and lead guitarist of the Dhrubotara Band. He also works in the Bangladeshi film industry. He won Bangladesh National Film Awards for Best Music Director (Daruchini Dwip, 2007), Best Music Composer (Bapjaner Bioscope, 2015) and Best Male Playback Singer (Bhalobaslei Ghor Bandha Jay Na, 2010; Bapjaner Bioscope, 2015).[2][3][4]

Musical career[edit]

Tutul was a founding member of the band LRB.[5] In 2005, he founded a band called "Face to Face" which was later renamed to Dhrubotara in 2011.[1]

Tutul is a well-paid playback singer in Bangladeshi film. His style is a blend of Indian classical, western, and operatic traditions. Largely self-taught, Tutul had a proficiency for music from a very young age and after completing BA (Hons) and master's degrees at Chittagong University, he decided to pursue music as his career. His basis in music is the classical piano but can also play many other instruments, including guitar keyboard. Tutul is also a sound engineer. Most of his songs are tuned and composed by himself.

Tutul is best known for redefining contemporary Bangladeshi music. He has been hailed by many people in Bangladesh as the Shurer Karigor (he who creates melodious tunes and music).

In 2006, Bangladesh won an international film award from the International Film Festival in Chennai for the film 'Nirontor.' Tutul was the music director of the film, which was selected as a Bangladeshi submission for Academy Award in 2006.

In 2005, the noted filmmaker Mustafa Sarwar Faruki offered Tutul a movie called Bachelor which was a success and brought him nationwide fame as a composer. The movie won a number of international awards, especially for the song ‘Keu Prem Kore’ (‘Everyone Loves’) which was a hit in Bangladesh and was tuned, composed and sung by S I Tutul.

Tutul was helped much by Bangladeshi writer Humayun Ahmed, who died in 2012. Tutul tuned, composed and sang the majority of Ahmed’s songs and considers him a major inspiration. Singers like Samina Chowdhury and Asif Akbar won national awards for the song ‘Amar majhe nei ekhon ami' which was tuned and composed by Tutul.

Tutul has performed on many concert tours around the world. He was appointed special ambassador in Bangladesh for a number of organizations. He composed and sung more than 500 film and Drama playback songs. He composed and sang many jingles, background scores, and title songs.

Personal life[edit]

Tutul is married to actress-model Tania Ahmed since 1999.[1] In 2013, he founded All Saints UK international school in Uttara, Dhaka with Tania Ahmed and his friends Kalpona and Steve Poland who are educationalists from the UK, in order to provide high quality education and to establish a center for the teaching and promotion of music, art and performance, combining both classical Bangladeshi traditions with contemporary arts. He joined as a faculty member (associate professor) of film and media department at 'Stamford University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Discography[edit]

Tutul performing in De Anza College, Cupertino, CA
Year Film/Album Song Composer(s) Writer(s) Co-artist(s)
2004 Bachelor "Keu Prem Kore"
2006 Hridoyer Kotha "Jay Din Jay Ekaki"
Dadimaa "Nisshase Nisshase Acho Tumi" Sabina Yasmin
2008 Tomake Bou Banabo "Tomat Hate Hat Rekhe" Emon Saha Sabina Yasmin
"Moroner Kachakachi Ami" Fahmida Nabi
"Ami Jare Chaire"
Ki Jadu Korila "Tomar Akash Bukey Mon Pakhi" Alam Khan Runa Laila
"Januk Januk Sokole Dekhuk" Sabina Yasmin
Akash Chhoa Bhalobasa "Hridoye Likhechi Tomari Naam" Samina Chowdhury
"Tumi Swapno Tumi Swargo" Subir Nandi
"Nojor Na Lage Jeno"
"Kancha Kancha Basher Bera" Rumana Islam Kanak Chapa
"Bohupoth Khuje Nodi"
2009 Amar Praner Priya "I Love You"
2010 Bhalobaslei Ghor Bandha Jay Na "Buker Bhitor" Nazmun Munira Nancy
"Buker Bhitor (sad)"
Love You Priya "Bondhu Amar"
Hridoyhina "Bhalobasha Mane"
"Nimontron"
"Jiboner Shobtuku Shukh"
Khoj: The Search "Angtir Opekkhay" Samina Chowdhury
2011 Moner Ghore Boshot Kore "Din Duniyar Malik"
"Disco Disco" Kaniz Suborna
"O Premi" Dolly Sayontoni
"Ekta Chhowa Tomay Pawa" Rumana Islam Kanak Chapa
Valobashi Priya "Valobashi Priya"
"Ek Prithibi Prem (solo)"
"Ek Prithibi Prem (duet)" Nazmun Munira Nancy
"Khodata'lar Dorbare"
Pita Putrer Golpo "Premer Ghuri" Mim
"Joler Bhetore Jol" Nazmun Munira Nancy
"Khoda"
Onuraag "Ekmutho Prem" Riziya
"Bidhi"
Ekbar Bolo Bhalobashi "Niyoti Ki Khoti"
"Tin Pagoler Mela"
"Life Take Enjoy Kore"
Hridoy Bhanga Dheu "Ekbar Bhalobashi Bolte" Samina Chowdhury
Hridoyer Chhowa "Tomar Doway Bhalo Achi Ma"
Salaam Bangladesh "Bangladesh Tumi Amader"
Hridoyer Gaan 2 "Aar Ashoni Phire"
Eito Bhalobasha "O Jaan" Nancy
2012 Tumi Ami "Ami Aaj Bhejabo Chokh
"O Karigor"
"Shua Urilore"
Most Welcome "Asho Kache Asho" Mila
I Love You "Tumi Dure Keno Thako" Samina Chowdhury
"Cheleta Bhalobashe Meyeta Jane" Sonya
"Tumi Acho Sarabela" Nancy

Awards[edit]

Tutul won an international award in 2006 as a music director for the film Nirontor from International Film Festival in Chennai,[6] along with several other awards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Biography". SI Tutul.
  2. ^ "PM gives away film awards". bdnews24.com. 2012-04-03. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  3. ^ ""Bapjaner Bioscope" sweeps Nat'l Film Awards '15". The Daily Star. 2017-05-20. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  4. ^ "National Film Awards for the last fours years announced". The Daily Star. 2008-09-01. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  5. ^ S.I.Tutul (in Bengali). Priyo. 21 Sep 2014.
  6. ^ "Official website of S I Tutul". situtul.com.bd. 21 Sep 2014. Archived from the original on 23 July 2013.

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