Friday, June 3, 2011

Anupam Ghatak used missing note.

Anupam Ghatak used missing note.

Legendary composer Anupam Ghatak used missing in most of his compositions. He used to be considered as one of the most talented composers of the 40s and 50s.

He had used the missing note in Sandhya Mukherjee’s song “ke tumi amare dako” in the film Agniparikkha released in 1954. Incidentally Agniparikkha used to be the starting point of Uttam Kumar and Suchitra Sen’s success story. In the sanchari where the words used were “notun atithi” Anupam Ghatak composed the line in a descending path as against the general trend of doing it in the ascending order. All the songs in the film became super hit including “gane mor indrandhanu” sung by Sandhya Mukherjee.

He used the same style in Sachin Gupta’s song “sararat jole sondha prodip chaya pore ache paye”. It was a bengali modern song. Anupam Ghatak was sublime in Uttam Kumar Suchitra Sen’s film Ekti Raat released in 1956 with Sandhya Mukherjee’s song “prodipero shikha keno kaanpe”. His music in Uttam Kumar’s film Shankar Narayan Bank was also appreciated. He also composed music in the film Surer Parashe.

He composed in landmark films in the 40s and 50s. Some of the notable films where he composed music included Shree Tulsidas, Asitboron’s film Kar Pape, Uttam Kumar’s film Sanjibani, Kalyani, Bosonto Choudhury’s film Debimalini. He also composed music in Utpal Dutta’s film Kirtigarh.

Anupam Ghatak also composed songs for the modern songs in the 40s and 50s for singers like Sandhya Mukherjee, Sabitri Ghosh, Sachin Gupta and others. He used the piano to perfection. His songs and films should be preserved.

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