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Jo bhi Saregamapa Ek Main Aur Ek Tu ki saat koi Assam (or east Side) person ki jodi hoya gayi nah..toh uski life bungayee

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Originally posted by SmarterDesiKid

Jo bhi Saregamapa Ek Main Aur Ek Tu ki saat koi Assam (or east Side) person ki jodi hoya gayi nah..toh uski life bungayee

But I really will try to keep it clean I am trying  to put up some good information about the legend only do not want make it a war zone for no good reason thanks

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Movie Name : Chingaari 
Tagline : spark of revolution 
Year of Release : 2006
Presenter : Venus Records & Tapes
Producer : Kalpana Lajmi, Vikas Sahni
Director : Kalpana Lajmi
Cast : Mithun Chakraborty, Sushmita Sen, Anuj Sawhney
Music Director : Aadesh Shrivastava
Lyricist : Sameer
Story Writer : Bhupen Hazarika
Action Director : Bhiku Verma
Synopsis :
Chingaari is a tale of rebellion against the tyranny of a powerful temple priest, played by Mithun Chakraborty. He is a sadist who terrorizes the villagers in the name of religion. Sushmita Sen plays a prostitute working in Ila Arun's brothel. Mithun is attracted towards Sushmita and often comes to visit her. Anuj Saawhney comes to the village as the postman, and develops a soft corner for Sushmita and he rebels against Mithun's tyranny.
Genre : Drama
Release Date : 17 February 2006

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Home Music Bhupen Hazarika
Bhupen Hazarika
The Golden Voice of Assam

   A Song and its Singer - by Mitra Phukan (August, 2000)
   Bard of the Brahmaputra - A profile by Sanjay Hazarika
   The Legend Unplugged - An interview by Subhash K Jha
   (Screen India)
   Interview - at
   Profile - at
   Profile - at Music India Online

   Assamese Songs
Music India Online
       - Markin Kalpataru
       - Deep Medhi's collection
       - Music India Online (with Jayanta Hazarika)
       - Music India Online (with Talat Mahmood)
       - Two immortal songs here    Bangla Songs
       - Bangla Adda
       - Web Bangla
       - Music India Online

   Hindi Songs
       - EarthMusic Network
       - Hindi film songs
at Music India Online
Songs from the film Rudaali
       - Songs from the film Darmiyaan
       - Songs from the film Gaja Gamini

   March 1, 2004
Bhupen to face AGP music
   February 29, 2004
'Bhupenda fell to Hema's level by joining BJP'
   October 19, 2002
The song of Bhupen Hazarika's life
   December, 1998
Bhupen Hazarika Sings Paeans to Halycon Political Times

   The Complete Bhupen Hazarika

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   Movie Database on Bhupen Hazarika
You can find a video of a collection of Bhupen Hazarika's
   Assamese folk songs at IGNCA, New Delhi
   Sangeet Natak Akademy Home Page

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o yea..i really like chingaari'z songz...i luv jab jab saiyaan by Himani!!!!
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Salil Chowdhury (1922 - 1995), a musical great whose lilting tunes are popular to this day.
Manna Dey - one of India's best singers is versatile both in classical and modern Indian music.
Ram Kumar Chattopadhyay - one of the musical greats of Bengal.
Sandhya Mukherjee - her voice and rendition of songs has earned her the title of "Geetashree".
Bhupen Hazarika, originally from Assam, has left a deep impact on Bengali music.
Geeta Dutt (1931-1972)- her songs in Bengali and Hindi are still popular.

Bhupen Hazarika, originally from Assam, has left a deep impact on Bengali music

Bengali music, with its beautiful lyrics and melodious tunes, continued to evolve under greats like Akhilbandhu Ghosh (1920-1988), Dhanonjoy Bhattacharya (1922-1992), Gouriprasanna Majumdar (1924-1986), Hemanta Mukhopadhyaya (1920-1989), Nachiketa Ghosh (1924-1976), Pankaj Kumar Mullick (1905-1978), Pulak Bandopadhyay, Sachin Dev Burman (1906-1975), Salil Chowdhury (1922-1995) and Sudhin Dasgupta (1930-1982).

Other famous personalities who have enriched Bengali music by lending their voices, include Aarati Mukherjee, Bhupen Hazarika, Geeta Dutt (1931-1972), Haimanti Shukla, K.L. Saigal (originally from Punjab; died 1947), Manna Dey, Ramkumar Chattopadhyay, Ruma Guhathakurata (who gave Calcutta the Calcutta Youth Choir), Runa Laila (famous singer from Bangladesh), Sandhya Mukhopadhyay, Satinath Mukhopadhyay, Usha Uthup, Utpala Sen, and the queens of Indian music - Asha Bhonsle and Lata Mangeshkar.

The combination of R D Burman (1939-1994), Asha Bhonsle and Kishore Kumar (1929-1987) produced some of the best Bengali and Hindi music.

Ananda Shankar (* -1999) created a new wave of fusion music which rocked the music world in the seventies.

Pictures: Usha Uthup, Kishore Kumar, Rahul Dev Burman and Ananda Shankar.

Lata Mangeshkar - the melody queen of India. She finds mention in the Guiness Book of World Records as the singer with the most records. Asha Bhonsle - part of the Kishore - RD - Asha trio that gave India some of its best popular music. Asha Bhonsle continues to be one of India's top singers. Runa Laila, popular Bangladeshi singer, has spellbound  Indians with her beautiful voice. Her Bengali songs are extremely popular in West Bengal.

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Old man river... keeps rolling along
You don't have to be a rich man's son to move around the world. You don't have to compromise on your principles to carve out your own following in Bollywood. You can just be Bhupen Hazarika and watch fate take you places. ZIYA US SALAM speaks to the veteran composer, still singing aloud the song of life... .
Photos: V.V. Krishnan.

Bhupen Hazarika... good old times, good old melody.
IT SHALL remain one of the delicious ironies of fate that Anu Malik - now Maliik, now Mallik, now Annu as per convenient numerology - remains Bollywood dream merchants' favourite, notching up double digit films every year while an infinitely more talented Bhupen Hazarika still has to rely on "Dil Hoom Hoom Kare" from "Rudaali" (1993) to establish an acquaintance with posterity. Malik might copy "Come September," Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and others with bravado bordering on impudence, yet for the common man, he remains the king of Bollywood, probably its most identifiable music director after A. R. Rahman and Nadeem-Shravan. Yet, the original continues to languish in relative obscurity, working in an odd Kalpana Lajmi film here, an odd M. F. Husain film there. In niche cinema lies his following. As a well-known wit said: "One composes for the classes, the other for asses!" In New Delhi recently, Bhupen Hazarika is picture of dignity and content. "I am happy with life. After all these years of struggle and all the awards and felicitations that have come my way, I have no regret. I never visualised it when I started out. I wanted to be a journalist, though I was a serious student of music. I am at peace with everybody, with the world. Now, I have just one message for the new generation: Simplicity always wins. You don't have to be the son of a rich man to see the world. You can be a schoolmaster's son and still be able to see the world. I may not be a rich man even now but I have never worked 9-5, never had to worry about the income tax. But whatever I have should last me for the rest of my life." Incidentally, Hazarika, 76, himself is the son of a schoolteacher and set out to see the world when India was just keeping its tryst with destiny. "I have done 122 films in Assamese, Bengali, Hindi. I have got love from all over. I have got Dadasaheb Phalke Award after 'Rudaali'. I cannot compose songs like 'Khatiya' and 'Choli ke Peeche'. I was happy when 'Dil Hoom... ' beat such songs in the countdown shows. Film music is not marriage video or a Punjabi party. Movies have become a consumer product. Now, even when they talk of patriotism in Hindi cinema and the NRIs coming back home to the homeland, it is like commercialisation of patriotism. I cannot do that." Yet, he is no old man yearning for retrospective contentment while cribbing about the present. He showers praises on Ilaiyaraja and A. R. Rahman. "I love all good things of life. I find Rahman and Ilaiyaraja on the right track. Whenever they go off the track, they know how to come back to the right path. I sang once for Rahman, he just told me to do what I wanted! I tell him to take it easy, take a break, avoid repetition of tunes. That is the way to last longer. He agrees but then there is the problem with directors. After one hit song, all of them want similar <243>songs!" How come the man whose Assamese songs have been translated into Japanese, Nepalese and many other languages, is not seen more often in Hindi cinema: "I love Hindi but nobody brought me here. When I started out I did not have the money to stay in Delhi or Mumbai for a month and wait for work. Until one day Atma Ram - Kalpana Lajmi's uncle - gave me 'Aarop'. I composed the song 'Nainon Mein Darpan Hai, Darpan Mein Koi'. It became a hit. To tell you the truth, it is originally a cowboy song in the North-East. I heard this from a boy in Khasi Hills. I immediately learnt the tune but I did not copy it. I preserved the soil, the soul of the song and brought it to a wider audience. I basked in the glory of 'Nainon Mein Darpan' for sometime until 'Rudaali' happened." Well, "Rudaali" too was sheer accident. "I was in the Capital with other film personalities, meeting at the National School of Drama. There Lajmi had sent her film proposal for 'Rudaali' with my name as the music director and I did not even know! I did the film for free, actually one rupee which again, never came my way!" Yet, again the man given to frequent bouts of nostalgia, lapses into the past. "The tune, 'Dil Hoom... ', was actually composed way back in 1962 for an Assamese film 'Moniram Dewan'. I used that tune for 'Rudaali'," recalls this student of Jyotiprasad Aggrawalla, the man who made the first Assamese film in 1935, whose ancestors had shifted from Rajasthan to the Hill State in the early 19th Century. Recalls Hazarika, a product of Cotton Collegiate Higher Secondary School in Assam, "I wanted to do many things when I started out. I wanted to be a journalist, so I did Ph. D in Mass Communication from Columbia University. I wanted to be a lawyer and sing in the bathroom. So I went ahead and did M.A. in Political Science from Banaras Hindu University. There I also learnt music for four years from Sangeet Bhuvan without having to pay any fees. I was enamoured of the rhythm and melody of the hills and the plains. I met luminaries of Indian People's Theatre Association and music possessed me. I did not know Marx but my first song was on Shankara Deva. Then and there I realised that a slogan could not be a song, it must reach out to the heart. Ragas cannot be distorted, they are the soul of music. In Guwahati, I was an Assamese. In Kolkata, I became a Bengali but I became an Indian after coming to Uttar Pradesh, particularly BHU. I was lucky to get in touch with people like Jyotiprasad and Narayan Menon who guided me." I went to America in 1949. I went via Paris where I met my idol Picasso. I did not know how to react when I met the legendary painter. He wanted to know if I were really his follower and asked me about what quality I liked the best in his works! When I replied I liked the 'Blue period', he was convinced. I had no camera, there was no proof of that morning meeting. I wanted to touch Picasso and his words stay with me: 'Hazarika goes to America'! In America, I washed dishes, wrote commentary for short films in New York for 250 dollars. It was a lot of money for me. I became a Leftist in the land of Capitalism." In America, he met another idol of his - Paul Robson and the rest, is 'Old Man River, You Don't Nothing, You Just Keep Rolling Along... ' The song stayed with him and was transliterated into almost every Indian language. In Assam, the river was called Brahmaputra, in U.P. it was called Ganga by Narendra Sharma - 'Oh Ganga Behti Ho Kyon...' Though his memory is failing him and he frequently falls into the wistful lap of the past, he is still full of life, full of humour. In one interview, he gives you sufficient matter for a chapter or two of an authorised biography. Cool, composed, soft-spoken man from a family of singers - his brothers, sisters and even the next two generation members of his family are singers - is now busy wooing the next generation in Kalpana Lajmi's "Kyon", based on the problems of growing up and the responsibilities of parents. "I am also planning an Assamese film. It should be ready by the end of the year," informs the man who has composed for films like "Saaz", "Daman", "Mil Gayi Manzil Mujhe" and "Gaj Gamini" in the past. "Well, like 'Rudaali' 'Gaj Gamini' also happened by chance. M.F. Husain called up from a press conference in London to tell me that I was doing the film. I was not even given time to think. He just decided for me!" Well, if life is an accident, this humble man with lofty deeds has had some sweet things happening to him. "No complaints. I am happy," signs off the man who has been at the helm of affairs of Assam Sahitya Sabha, Sangeet Natak Akademi and has also dabbled in politics.

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