He is polite to a fault. Humble and soft-spoken, yes his name says everything. Bappa Lahiri who has collaborated with international artists such Apache Indian, Boy George, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, and Snoop Dogg needs no introduction.
He says that music affects the way we live. Our thoughts, our joys and sorrows, the way we think and the way we dance; all of it moving to the unending melodies and patterns of the soundtrack of our lives. Holding a penchant to entertain the audience with some of the finest pieces of art work, Bappa Lahiri has given the music in Rituparna Sen’s film ‘Potadar Kirtee’ directed by Jeet Dutta.
After triumphing upon the hearts of the audience with his first music composition in Bengali film ‘Hangover’, Bappa Lahiri captures the essence of various emotions in his latest music composition in the film ‘Potadar Kirtee’ which released last Friday and garnered appreciation for the music. The tracks in the film are an amalgamation of peppy, filmy and romantic.
Bappa Lahiri who composed music providing exemplary soundtracks for a short film by Mr. Anupam Kher titled ‘I Went Shopping For Robert Deniro’ says, “This is my second project after ‘Hangover’, even though I have scored for many Hindi films, Kolkatta feels like home, it feels as if I am doing something for my own home. Kolkatta is my second home and the amount of love and warmth I get here is makes me feel special. I am really happy to have scored for the film. I have worked really hard for the film and it was a wonderful experience. I believe there are always two sides to be the son of an iconic figure. But I try to maintain my originality and my music is very different from what my father does. He always encourages me to do good work & gives me tips that help me learn the tricks of the trade better.”
Music in ‘Potadar Kirtee’ is not just another album; it’s an experience, which can be seen and cherished by most.
Bappa Lahiri has been enthusiastic towards music from the age of 13 with his father the legendary Bappi Lahiri. Not only is he a talented music composer but also a music producer and a drummer. He has scored music for many Hindi films, the most popular being “Tennu Le” from the movie ‘Jai Veeru’, ‘Dus Kahaniyaan’, ‘Flat’, ‘Chandni Chowk to China’, ‘Department’, ‘Zilla Ghaziabad’ and many more.
Also last year Bappa had delivered the Superhit Telugu film ‘Pandavallu Pandavallu Thumeda’ with superstar Mohan Babu which was a remake of the superhit movie ‘Golmaal’. The music of the film has done tremendously well and appreciated by all.
Bappa Lahiri’s upcoming Hindi projects include a list of films like- ‘Switch’ by T-Series Films, ‘After The Last Lecture’ directed by Chetan Singh and an untitled film under the banner of Bombay Talkies.