Friday marks the 79th death anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, and eminent Bengali composer-singer-lyricist Anupam Roy revisited an immortal number of the Nobel laureate on the occasion.
Anupam revisited Tagore’s iconic song, “Ekla chalo re”, with a new music video that salutes the spirit of para-athletes. The video stars Indian para-athletes Ujjwal Ghosh, Saheb Hossein, Rubia Chatterjee, Ajibur Rahman Molla, Sufiya Molla and players from the Football Association for the Blind of Bengal (FABB).
Anupam Roy said, “This song is an anthem of self-belief. We have grown up listening to this tune since childhood. I am happy to venture into Rabindrasangeet through such a powerful song.”
This is the first time the National Award-winning music director and singer has lent his voice for a Rabindrasangeet. The video is streaming on the YouTube channel of SVF.
Anupam Roy made his debut with Amake Amar Moto Thakte Dao & Benche Thakar Gaan, which appeared on the soundtrack of the 2010 Bengali film Autograph. In 2015, he made his Bollywood debut by composing the songs as well as the score for Piku starring Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan. He won the 64th National Film Award for Best Lyrics for the song Tumi Jaake Bhalobasho.
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