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Kolkata Film Festival

 

Luchino Visconti: Life as in a romance
Luchino Visconti: Life as in a romance
A Day’s BreadUski Roti
A Day's Bread
Rocco and His Brothers(Rocco e i Suoi Fratelli)
Rocco and His Brothers
The Leopard(Il Gattopardo)
The Leopard
The InnocentL’innocente
The Innocent
Amodini
Amodini

Special Tribute: Uttam Kumar

NayakThe Hero
Nayak
Mahanayak – A Superstar’s Journey
Mahanayak - A Superstar’s Journey

 Retrospective

Stolen Desire(Nusumareta yokujo)
Stolen Desire
Black RainKuroi Ame
Black Rain
Vengeance Is MineFUKUSHU SURU WA WARE NI ARI
Vengeance Is Mine
Zegen
Zegen
Eijanaika (1981)EEJANAIKA
Eijanaika (1981)
Nishi Ginza StationNishi Ginza ekimae
Nishi Ginza Station

 Golden Jubilee Year

Saptapadi
Saptapadi
Arghya
Arghya
Komal Gandhar
Komal Gandhar

 Focus: Taiwan

Taipei Exchanges
Taipei Exchanges
Everlasting MomentsLing Hun De Lu Cheng
Everlasting  Moments
The Fourth Portrait
The Fourth Portrait
Me, 19
Me, 19
Can’t Live Without YouNo Puedo Vivir Sin Ti
Can’t Live Without You
Odds in Love
Odds in Love
Juliets
Juliets

Calcutta/Kolkata

« 1 2 »
Jana AranyaThe Middleman
Jana Aranya
KaalbelaCalcutta My Love
Kaalbela
Phatikchand
Phatikchand
Jukti Takko Aar GappoArgument and a Story
Jukti Takko Aar Gappo
Interview
Interview
Houseful
Houseful
GrihajuddhaCrossroads
Grihajuddha
Apanjan
Apanjan
36 Chowringhee Lane
36 Chowringhee Lane

Calcutta/Kolkata

« 1 2 »
033
033
DahanThereafter
Dahan

Indian Select

« 1 2 »
Baboo Band BaajaBaboo Band Party
Baboo Band Baaja
O Maria
O Maria
Mee Sindhutai SapkalI am Sindhutai Sapkal
Mee Sindhutai Sapkal
Bettada JeevaMan of the Hills
Bettada Jeeva
Love You to Death
Love You to Death
ChitrasutramThe Image Threads
Chitrasutram
Jetuka Pator DareEnchanting, Challenging … The Life
Jetuka Pator Dare
Byari
Byari
Adaminte Makan AbuAbu, Son of Adam
Adaminte Makan Abu
AadukalamArena
Aadukalam

 Asian Select (NETPAC Award)

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EternityTee Rak
Eternity
BalgandharvaThe Story of Balgandharva
Balgandharva
The PrecinctSahə
The Precinct
Ok, Enough, GoodbyeTayeb, khalas, yalla
Ok, Enough, Goodbye
Dance Town
 Dance Town
AftershockTangshan dadizhen
Aftershock
A Beautiful Life
A Beautiful Life
Guerrilla
Guerrilla
The DesireIchhe
The Desire
« 1 2 »
A MeetingMolaghat
A Meeting
Bi, don’t be afraid !Bi, dung so !
Bi, don't be afraid !
Mother`s ParadiseRaj dlja mamy
Mother`s Paradise
Rang Rasiya
Rang Rasiya

 Cinema International

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Elite Squad 2 – The Enemy WithinTropa de Elite 2 – O Inimigo Agora e outro
Elite Squad 2 - The Enemy Within
Jane EyreJana Eyrova
Jane Eyre
Another Year
Another Year
The Tree of Life
The Tree of Life
Biutiful
Biutiful
HoneyBal
Honey
Urumi
Urumi

 Cinema International

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Beloved SkyAsman – E Mahbob
Beloved Sky
The SilenceDas Letzte Schweigen
The Silence
Potiche
Potiche
Punk’s not DeadPankot ne e mrtov
Punk’s not Dead
Amigo
Amigo
In Too DeepDubshatar
In Too Deep

 Cinema International

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Certified CopyCopie Conforme
Certified Copy
My Little Princess
My Little Princess
Meherjaan
Meherjaan
LeavingOdchazeni
Leaving
IllegalIllégal
Illegal
HeritageKsiestwo
Heritage
Chongqing Blues
Chongqing Blues

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Chantrapas
Chantrapas
BelovedLes Bien-Aimes
Beloved
Apnea
Apnea
AmnestyAmnistia
Amnesty
Above us only SkyUber uns das All
Above us only Sky
Robert Mitchum Is DeadRobert Mitchum Est Mort
Robert Mitchum Is Dead
Graveyard Keeper’s DaughterSurnuaiavahi tütar
Graveyard Keeper's Daughter

 Children’s Screening

The DirectionHejjegalu
The Direction

 Student’s Shorts

« 1 2 3 »
Birthday Gift
Birthday Gift
Raju
Raju
Nazi Goreng
Nazi Goreng
Time FramesZeitfenster
Time Frames
Thug Beram
Thug Beram
Stranger at HomeWie ein Fremder
Stranger at Home
Falling Awake
Falling Awake

« 1 2 3 »
Eye Hole And Peeping Windows
Eye Hole And Peeping Windows
EncounterBegegnung
Encounter
Choukath
Choukath
Beauty
Beauty
Bamboo ShootsChuba
Bamboo Shoots
Mukhomukhi
Mukhomukhi
The Violet FlowersBanafshe
The Violet Flowers
Night busNachtbus
Night bus
6 FilmsHamburg Media School
6 Films

The MagiciansHet Geheim
The Magicians
Uncle Boonmee who can recall His Past LivesLung Boonmee Raluek Chat
Uncle Boonmee who can recall His Past Lives
The Kid who liesEl Chico que miente
The Kid who lies
ThreeDrei
Three

ategory » Cinema International

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The White RibbonDas weisse Band
The White Ribbon
The Maiden Danced To DeathA halálba táncoltatott leány
The Maiden Danced To Death
The Bad IntentionsLas Malas Intenciones
The Bad Intentions
Sound of Noise
Sound of Noise
The Flower of KirkukGolakani Kirkuk
The Flower of Kirkuk
Restless
Restless
Once Upon A Time In AnatoliaBir Zamanlar Anadolu’da
Once Upon A Time In Anatolia
OctoberOctubre
October
Neon Flesh
Neon Flesh

Cinema International

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Mamma Gógó
Mamma Gógó
Flamenco, Flamenco
Flamenco, Flamenco
Film SocialismFilm Socialisme
Film Socialism
Faust
Faust
Bedouin
Bedouin
The Last CircusBalada Triste de Trompeta
The Last Circus
A Stone’s Throw AwayA Tiro de Piedra
A Stone’s Throw Away
Ways of the SeaHalaw
Ways of the Sea
The TreeL’Arbre
The Tree

Cinema International

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The Sleeping BeautyLa Belle Endormie
The Sleeping Beauty
The Life of FishLa Vida de Los Peces
The Life of Fish
The FatherlessDie Vaterlosen
The Fatherless
Shahada
Shahada
Sevdah for KarimSevdah za Karim
Sevdah for Karim
Salt WhiteMarilivit Tetr
Salt White
Post Mortem
Post Mortem
OutboundPeriferic
Outbound
Poetry
Poetry



Roop Kumar Rathod

 profile of singer Roop Kumar Rathod.

Roop Kumar Rathod.

Profession: Playback Singer, Bollywood.
Family: Wife , Sonali

He wanted to be different! He wanted to carry on his father's legacy! He wanted to make a difference! He has done all that and more. That's Roop Kumar Rathod for you, who has carved his own special niche in the world of music, be itghazals or playback singing.His is a voice that stands out amongst the rest, a voice that stirs your heart. The unforgettable award winning song 'Sandese aate hain' from the film 'Border', is just an example.

Roopkumar is the son of the late Pandit Chaturbhuj Rathod, the classical luminary who in his time also groomed Kalyanji – Anandji and singer Manhar.Roop Kumar choose to continue his father's legacy and learnt the tabla and began to play with Pankaj Udhas and Anup Jalota unlike elder brother Shravan Rathod (of the Nadeem-Shravan duo) who took up music composing or younger brother Vinod Rathod who took to playback singing. He played the tabla for Shyam Benegal's 'Discovery of India', for ghazals, Qawaalis, Bhajans sung by Lata Mangeshkar, performed on stage.

He was even called for select songs like those of Laxmikant – Pyarelal’s Sur Sangam.His first love still remains playing the tabla, a passion he gave up in 1984 to start a new career in the field of singing.

Before long he realized that this was not his goal, so he entered the world ofghazals. Soon after carving his niche in ghazals, he established himself as a good playback singer to reckon with, while experimenting with fusion music and giving music concerts with Gurtu and others. Constantly donning different roles, he believes that learning is a never-ending process, which is why he still learns the nuances of ghazal singing from his guru Ustad Niyaz Ahmed Khan.

Roopkumar Rathod was introduced as a playback singer by Laxmikant – Pyarelal in Angaar (1992), though his brother (Nadeem -) Shravan was already an established music director. Filmmaker Shashilal Nair, who had heard Roop at a concert, told Laxmikant that he would like him to sing. They were sufficiently impressed by the youngster to make him the prime singer later in films like Bhairavi (‘Om Namah Shivaye’ and ‘Moh Maaya Ko’), Gumraah (‘Duniya Kismat Aur Khuda’ and ‘Main Tera Aashiq Hoon’), Mohabbat Ki Arzoo (‘Raha Jo Dil Mein’) and Tejaswini. Anu Malik used his voice in ‘Barsaat Ke Mausam Mein’ (Naajayaz) while Nadeem – Shravan gave him a few lines in Raja and an insignificant song in Andolan and some other forgettable films.

But Roopkumar was finally established with his 1997 hit Border (Anu Malik) in which he sang ‘To Chalun’ and the chartbuster – 6c4 cum – award winner‘Sandesein Aate Hain’. He has subsequently sung under various top composers in films as varied as Anu Malik’s Hero ,Hindustani and Kareeb(‘Tum Juda Hokar Hamein’), Anand – Milind’s Dahek and Hogi Pyar Ki Jeet, Vishal’s Hu Tu Tu (all songs for Nana Patekar) and Godmother, Raamlaxman’s Hum Saath Saath Hain.Roopkumar Rathod has sung in Champion (Anu Malik), Censor (a qawwali) for Jatin – Lalit and Sanjeev Darshan in Aashiq.

His best songs include ‘Kho Diye Jitne Lamhe’ (Vinashak), Jatin – Lalit’s ‘Zindagi Maut Na Ban Jaye’ (Sarfarosh) and ‘Yeh Zameen Hai Rehguzar’ (Dillagi) and ‘Khamosh Raat’ under A. R. Rahman for Thakshak. His Aashirwaad title song ‘Nanhi Si Muskaan’ and those of other television series like Discovery of India, Badaltey Rishtey and Rishtey are among his other accomplishments.

Roop is happliy married to Sonali. She hails from a business family and is the daughter Leena Jhaveri, a classical dancer. A dedicated student of Indian classical music, her basic grounding came from Purshottam Upadhyay and Hridaynath Mangeshkar, under whom she still trains. In 1978, she lost her singing voice, and the condition remained for 6 years, defying medical treatment. Wanting to remain in music, even if not vocal, she began to learn the sitar. And her voice slowly ‘came back’ and she honed it with her riyaaz. Ustad Niyaz Ahmed Khan also groomed her.

Sonalee came out with an album Aaghaaz (she won the Best ghazal singer award the same year) in 1986. Her other albums include Bhajan Kalash, Bhajan Yatra and Khazana (all live), Mogra Nu Phool in Gujrati, Shabnam and Dilkash.

While Roop continues to be a leading composer – singer outside films and is open for films after the success of Mohabbat Ho Gayee. Sonali continues in her traditional vein with increasing popularity.

Best Of Roop Kumar Rathod:
Song	Movie

Chhota Sa Mann Hai	Bas Itna sa Khwab hai

Le Chalen Doliyon Mein	Filhaal
Rehna toh hai	Tum
To Chalun	Border
Watan Waalon	Indian

Phool Khila De - Roop Kumar Rathod

Album:

Life Express

Singers:

Roop Kumar Rathod
Starring:

Kiran Janjani, Rituparna Sengupta, Divya Dutta, Alok Nath, Yashpal Sharma,Nandita Puri
Music:

Roop Kumar Rathod
Director:

Anup Das
Lyricist:

Shakeel Azmi
Year:

2010
Language:

Hindi
Category:

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Le Chalen Doliyon Mein-roop Kumar-chitra

Album:

Filhaal

Singers:

Chithra, Roop Kumar Rathod
Starring:

Palash Sen, Sanjay Suri, Sushmita Sen,Tabu
Music:

Anu Malik
Director:

Meghna Gulzar
Lyricist:

Gulzar
Year:

2002
Language:

Hindi
Category:

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Tu Hi Tu - Roop Kumar And Javed Ali

Album:

Haasil

Singers:

Roop Kumar, Javed Ali
Starring:

Hrishitaa Bhatt, Jimmy Shergill
Music:

Jatin-lalit
Director:

Tigmanshu Dhulia
Lyricist:

Israr Ansari
Year:

2003
Language:

Hindi
Category:

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Raga Gandhi Malhar Tum Main Sab Roop KumarGandharva

Album:

Swaranjali Pt Kuamr Gandharva

Singers:

Pt Kumar Gandgarva
Music:

Pt Kumar Gandharva
Year:

1992
Language:

Hindustani
Category:

Album
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Mela Dilon Ka - Roop Kumar Sonu Alka

Album:

Mela

Singers:

Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, Sadhana Sargam, Abhijee
Starring:

Aamir Khan, Twinkle Khanna
Music:

Anu Malik, Leslie Lewis, Rajesh Roshan
Director:

Dharmesh Darshan
Lyricist:

Dev Kohli, Dharmesh Darshan, Sameer
Year:

2000
Language:

Hindi
Category:

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Aisa Koi Zindagi Se

Album:

Vaada - Roop Kumar Rathod

Singers:

Roopkumar Rathod
Starring:

Roop Kumar Rathod
Music:

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
Lyricist:

Roop Kumar Rathod
Year:

2000
Language:

Hindi
Category:

Ghazals
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Roz - E - Awwal

Album:

Vaada - Roop Kumar Rathod

Singers:

Roopkumar Rathod
Starring:

Roop Kumar Rathod
Music:

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
Lyricist:

Roop Kumar Rathod
Year:

2000
Language:

Hindi
Category:

Ghazals
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Ye Subah Saans Legi

Album:

Vaada - Roop Kumar Rathod

Singers:

Roopkumar Rathod
Starring:

Roop Kumar Rathod
Music:

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
Lyricist:

Roop Kumar Rathod
Year:

2000
Language:

Hindi
Category:

Ghazals
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Doob Rahe Ho

Album:

Vaada - Roop Kumar Rathod

Singers:

Roopkumar Rathod
Starring:

Roop Kumar Rathod
Music:

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
Lyricist:

Roop Kumar Rathod
Year:

2000
Language:

Hindi
Category:

Ghazals
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Chori Chori

Album:

Vaada - Roop Kumar Rathod

Singers:

Roopkumar Rathod
Starring:

Roop Kumar Rathod
Music:

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
Lyricist:

Roop Kumar Rathod
Year:

2000
Language:

Hindi
Category:

Ghazals
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Kya Mere Pyaar Mein

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Ahmed Hussain Mohd Hussain’s biography

Ustad Ahmed Hussain and Ustad Mohammed Hussain are renowned ghazal singers from the Indian state of Rajasthan. Ustad Ahmed and Mohemmad Hussain are a unique phenonmenon in the world of ghazals. They are two brothers who sing ghazals together. They have a classical background and sing ghazals in the good old classical style.

Born in Rajastan, the duo are versatile, touching genres like Classical and bhajans apart from ghazals. They started their singing career as classical and tumri artists, but are now established as masters of ghazal. Their first album Guldasta was released in 1980 and was quite successful. Since then they have released about 50 albums.

Endowed with a sweet voice highly suitable for ghazal singing, they sing with good feel and understanding for each other, which is so important when singing together, especially when there is improvisation involved. They have, unfortunately, also attempted ‘pop’ularizing their music by turning to tempo music in Maan bhi ja. One hopes they don’t fall for the temptation of more popularity and debase ghazals.

Naturally several awards have come their way including the prestigious Sangeeth Natak Academy award in 2000.

Guldasta – Ahmed Hussain & Mohd. Hussain

Guldasta – Ahmed Hussain & Mohd. Hussain

Guldasta is the first album ever released by Ahmed Hussain and Mohammed Hussain, the well-known Ghazal singers. They hail from Jaipur and are the sons of the famous ghazal and thumri singer Ustad Afzal Hussain Jaipuri. They were trained most rigorously in classical music and have made a name for themselves on the music scene as being the only brother duo to be singing ghazals on the concert and recording circuit and they have equally become known for singing geets, bhajans, and even shabads.Born in Rajastan, the duo are versatile, touching genres like Classical and bhajans apart from ghazals. They started their singing career as classical and tumri artists, but are now established as masters of ghazal. Their first album Guldasta was released in 1980 and was quite successful. Since then they have released about 50 albums.

They have made their way onto the big screen lately with their rendition of ’’Aaya Tere Dar Pe Divana’’ for Yash Chopra’s Veer-Zaara. The big Saregama discovery, Mohd. Vakil, is their nephew who did his training under his uncles. Guldasta was recorded sometime it would seem in the early 80s when the now Universal India was then known as Music India. The compositions are by the Hussain brothers with music arrangement by Viju Shah, the son (if I remember correctly) of Kalyanji of Kalyanji-Anandji fame. The original cassette cover itself begins with the words ’’Kalyanji-Anandji presents….’’

The music compositions are indeed fine ones that show a very good grasp of classical music. This isn’t not loaded with improvisation and are not necessairly even based on pure ragas but at times mixtures of ragas. The most obvious one is Savan ke Suahne Mausam which is a ragmala based on Ragas Basant, Miyan ki Malhar, and others I can’t recall at the moment. Others (Das Na Jayen Mujhko) are based on Lalit, Chal Mere Saath Hi Chal (Yaman), Ae Sanam Tujhse Jab Door Chala Jaunga (Sounds like Raga Shivranjani). The poetry in turn is fine especially Chal Mere Saath hi Chal which is one of the songs that put the Hussains on the map. The ghazal, written by the late Hasrat Jaipuri (the favorite poet of the Hussains) is just so wonderfully written and the choice of Raga Yaman suits the lyrics most nicely.

Guldasta, in a sense, set the precedent for all of their recordings up to the present. Very interesting compositions based at times on unusual ragas (Vachaspati, Nat Bhairav, Jogia, Shahana, Gunakali, Megh, Sohini, Bhatiyar, Gorakh Kalyan) yet the quality of the music arrangement and singing are constantly veering from

Ustad Ahmed Hussain and Ustad Mohammed Hussain are renowned ghazal singers from the Indian state of Rajasthan. Ustad Ahmed and Mohemmad Hussain are a unique phenonmenon in the world of ghazals. They are two brothers who sing ghazals together. They have a classical background and sing ghazals in the good old classical style.

Endowed with a sweet voice highly suitable for ghazal singing, they sing with good feel and understanding for each other, which is so important when singing together, especially when there is improvisation involved. They have, unfortunately, also attempted ‘pop’ularizing their music by turning to tempo music in Maan bhi ja. One hopes they don’t fall for the temptation of more popularity and debase ghazals.

Naturally several awards have come their way including the prestigious Sangeeth Natak Academy award in 2000.

Tracklist:

1.Main Hawa Hoon Kahan Hai Watan Mera
2.Sawan Ke Suhane Mausam Mein
3.Tu Abhi Se Waqif E Gham Na Ho
4.Das Na Jayen Mujhko Zulfen Kaliyan
5.Chal Mere Saath Hi Chal Aye Meri Jaane Ghazal
6.Aye Sanam Tujh Se Main Jab Door Chala Jaoonga

links to mp3

 Zulf Bikhra Ke Nikle Woh Ghar Se from Album Ahmed Hussain & Mohd Hussain (Urdu)
 Do Jawan Dilon Ka Gham from Album Ahmed Hussain & Mohd Hussain (Urdu)
 Maikhane Mein Baithe Hain from Album Ahmed Hussain & Mohd Hussain (Urdu)
 Kabhi Yun Bhi Aa from Album Ahmed Hussain & Mohd Hussain (Urdu)
 Aaine Se Kab Talak Tum Apna Dil from Album Ahmed Hussain & Mohd Hussain (Urdu)
 Jab Se Tum Jawan Ho Gaye from Album Ahmed Hussain & Mohd Hussain (Urdu)
 Wafa Ke Deep Main Kabse Jalaye Baitha Hoon from Album Ahmed Hussain & Mohd Hussain (Urdu)
 Zarron Mein Rahguzar Ke from Album Ahmed Hussain & Mohd Hussain (Urdu)
 Jab Kabhie Khud Pe from Album Ahmed Hussain & Mohd Hussain (Urdu)
 Tumhari Yaad Mein from Album Ahmed Hussain & Mohd Hussain (Urdu)