Tomake Chai (Bengali : তোমাকে চাই; "I Want You" or "I Yearn for You") is a 1992 released Bengali song by Kabir Suman from the album Tomake Chai. This song, which used several new form of technology, is the first song of the album (total 12 songs), which also happened to be the artist's first solo album. This song (along with the album) is often considered as milestone and the one which changed the Bengali music forever. This iconic song was initially directed towards a woman but after few lines got "quickly overshadowed by his [Suman's] love for Calcutta".
Bengali, also known by its endonym Bangla, is an Indo-Aryan language primarily spoken by the Bengalis in South Asia. It is the official and most widely spoken language of Bangladesh and second most widely spoken of the 22 scheduled languages of India, behind Hindi.
Kabir Suman is an Indian singer, composer, musician, music director, poet, novelist, polyglot, journalist, political activist, TV presenter, and occasional actor. From May 2009 to 2014, he was a member of parliament of India in the 15th Lok Sabha, having been elected from the Jadavpur constituency in Kolkata from All India Trinamool Congress.
Kolkata is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly River approximately 75 kilometres (47 mi) west of the border with Bangladesh, it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port and its sole major riverine port. The city is widely regarded as the "cultural capital" of India, and is also nicknamed the "City of Joy". According to the 2011 Indian census, it is the seventh most populous city; the city had a population of 4.5 million, while the suburb population brought the total to 14.1 million, making it the third-most populous metropolitan area in India. Recent estimates of Kolkata Metropolitan Area's economy have ranged from $60 to $150 billion making it third most-productive metropolitan area in India, after Mumbai and Delhi.
Habib Wahid is a Bangladeshi composer, musician and singer. He works on modern Pop music, EDM and a fusion of traditional Bengali folk music with contemporary techno and urban beats. His music is mainly influenced by British Bangladeshis, while he was living in the UK as a student. He is the son of the 1970s singer Ferdous Wahid. He has also produced music in Indian Bengali movies. He won Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Music Director for the film Projapoti (2011).
"Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" is a modern folk-style song. The melody and the first three verses were written by Pete Seeger in 1955 and published in Sing Out! magazine. Additional verses were added in May 1960 by Joe Hickerson, who turned it into a circular song. Its rhetorical "where?" and meditation on death place the song in the ubi sunt tradition. In 2010, the New Statesman listed it as one of the "Top 20 Political Songs".
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Nachiketa Chakraborty is an Indian Bengali singer-songwriter and composer who is known for his modern Bengali lyrics and album song known as 'Briddhasrom'. He achieved fame in the early 1990s, with the release of his debut album Ei Besh Bhalo Achi.
Akriti Kakar is an Indian singer. Her Saturday Saturday from Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and Iski Uski from 2 States (film) are popular songs. Akriti was a judge on Zee Bangla's Sa Re Ga Ma Pa: Li'l Champs and was going to appear on Colors 's Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.
Kanchan Mullick(Bengali: কাঞ্চন মল্লিক) is a Bengali film and television actor. Kanchan has acted in movies like Mahakaal and Ranjana Ami Ar Ashbona. He is also a Bengali theatre artist. He has worked in the theatre group Swapnasandhani.
Soumili Biswas is a Bengali film and television actress, model, TV anchor, and a classical danseuse. Her first feature film, Alo, was released in 2003, where she plays a supporting role. She started as the anchor of non-fiction, student-based show in Tara Bangla named Syllabus-e nei. In 2007 she played the role of Durga in ETV Bangla's Durge Durgatinashini.
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Anthem Kolkata is a Purbayan Chatterjee initiative. Anthem Kolkata titled Tomake Chai Bole Banchi scheduled to be launched in August 2013 is a first city anthem project of Kolkata, written by Srijato Bandopadhyay and Bickram Ghosh, tune being composed by Purbayan Chatterjee and the classical vocalists are Rashid Khan, Rupam Islam, Rupankar Bagchi) and Lopamudra Mitra. The anthem is being recorded in Bengali, Hindi and English languages. Once recorded the city of Kolkata will be the first in India to have its own anthem and will be among the world cities such as New York City and Paris that have their own anthem. Usha Uthup has sung the English lyrics. The Bengali and Hindi lyrics had been composed by Srijato where as percussionist Bickram Ghosh composed the English lyrics.
Jaatishwar is a 2014 Indian Bengali musical drama film directed by Srijit Mukherji, starring Prosenjit Chatterjee, Jisshu Sengupta and Swastika Mukherjee. The main focus of the plot revolves around the life and notable works of Anthony Firingee, a 19th-century Bengali language folk poet of Portuguese origin, along with other supporting characters. The time frame of the storyline jumps between two different time periods—19th century and the present day (2013). The music of Jaatiswar is composed by Kabir Suman.
Monir Khan is a Bangladeshi singer. In his career Khan released 40 solo albums and has won the Bangladesh National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer three times for his performance in the films Premer Taj Mahal (2001), Laal Doriya (2002) and Dui Noyoner Alo (2005).
Rashed Uddin Ahmed Topu popularly known as Topu is a Bangladeshi musician, singer-songwriter and composer. He is the lead vocalist of 'Yaatri', a Bangladeshi band. In 2004 Topu formed the band "Yaatri" and began his career with a compilation album Shopnochura released in 2004. He rose to fame with the release of the singles "Ek Paye Nupur". Topu signed with G-Series and released the first band album "Daak" in 2006. In 2008 he released his debut studio album Bondhu Bhabo Ki.
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Tomake Chai is a 2017 Indian Bengali romance film directed by Rajiv Kumar Biswas and produced by Shrikant Mohta and Mahendra Soni under the banner of Shree Venkatesh Films and Surinder Films. The film features Bonny Sengupta and Koushani Mukherjee in lead roles. The film released on 1 February 2017.
From 1992, Kabir Suman recorded a number of studio albums and soundtracks. Most of those were self-created songs. However, other artists performed his songs as well. Also, he has recorded some songs created by Rabindranath Tagore & composed by Himangshu Dutta.
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