live-music Jisshu Sengupta dazzles at Tolly Club with his new band

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There was a choking in the air and the first traces of winter were just beginning to emerge. Guests were scrambling to find good seats at the Tollygunge Club to catch a familiar face they recognized in many Tollywood and Bollywood films.

On November 2, the club’s distant pavilion decked out as members cheered on actor Jisshu Sengupta as he sang popular retro numbers in Hindi, English and Bengali with his band, Jisshu and The Retrodictions.

Considering Jisshu’s stage booty, it was hard to say this was the band’s second live concert.

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While Jisshu took care of the percussion, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa winner Shovan Ganguly sang the soulful voice. With them, John Paul on guitar, Aritra Roy on bass, Arnab Chakraborty on keyboard, Partha Das on saxophone and Barun Chakraborty on sound engineer completed the ensemble.

Group of two weeks

Considering Jisshu’s on-stage loot, it was hard to tell that the band had been formed just two weeks ago, and this was their second live concert. His family and friends in the industry who had watched the group grow since its inception were there to support him.

(Left to right) Devlina Kumar, Gourab Chatterjee, Romi Datta and Anindya Chatterjee at the show

(Left to right) Devlina Kumar, Gourab Chatterjee, Romi Datta and Anindya Chatterjee at the show

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Among those in attendance were Anindya Chatterjee, Gourab Chatterjee, Devlina Kumar, Gaurav Chakrabarty and Ridhima Ghosh. “Although we got to see these guys play Jisshu daback home watching them perform in front of a live audience is a different experience, ”said Gaurav, who jammed with Jisshu at his home with Ridhima joining the vocals.

‘Close to my heart’

After moving interpretations of Musafir Hoon Yaaron and I knock on the door of paradise, Jisshu dedicated a song to his mother-in-law, actress Anjana Bhowmick. “This song is close to my heart, and currently my heart is very close to me (gesturing towards the Nilanjanaa woman in the audience). I married my wife 17 years ago and this song is dedicated to her. mother, who is a timeless actress, ”he said, before Shovan sang the opening lines of Boro Eka Laage of Chowringhi, where Bhowmick performed alongside Uttam Kumar.

Arijit Dutta, Managing Director of Priya Entertainments Pvt.  Ltd., during the event

Arijit Dutta, Managing Director of Priya Entertainments Pvt. Ltd., during the event

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Arijit Dutta, Managing Director of Priya Entertainments Pvt. Ltd., also participated in the festivities. “The atmosphere at Tolly Club is lovely and Kolkata’s best season is just beginning. I could not have asked for more than a dear friend playing music outdoors surrounded by other friends, ”he said.

Some favorites from the 90s

Quite quickly, Jisshu decided to play a favorite tune from his youth. “I’m 44 years old and this song from the 90s changed the love and college lives of everyone in my generation. The lead singer of this band is a very close friend and one of the cutest people I know, ”he smiled, as his band swayed in a performance of Maaeri by Euphorie.

“The selection of music and the musicians playing it were fabulous,” said Madhu Neotia.

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Madhu Neotia made a point of showing up despite Dhanteras’ preparations. “When Jisshu invited me, I didn’t know he was such a talented musician! I’m so glad I came today and wish I hadn’t left earlier. The selection of music and the musicians playing it were fabulous, ”she exclaimed.

The group took the audience through different time periods and Jisshu let everyone guess which number to perform next. Before going into the opening notes of O Majhi Re, he said, “Let’s take a flashback to this song that was sung before I was even born.”

“Pal Pal” to “Majhe Majhe”

The crowd was extremely responsive, with many people joining in when the band performed Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas and some even dance to the tunes of Roop Tera Mastana. However, it was not just the popular Hindi numbers that made audiences dizzy. “A show like this wouldn’t be complete and, as a Bengali, I wouldn’t be satisfied without playing this song,” Jisshu said, leading to Majhe Majhe Tobo Dekha Pai.

“The beautiful atmosphere and the old songs reminded me of the path to memory,” said Nayantara Palchoudhuri

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Norwegian Honorary Consul Nayantara Palchoudhuri could be seen enjoying the group’s performance Kuch Na Kaho. “The beautiful atmosphere and the old songs reminded me of the path to memory. This evening was the perfect blend of Hindi, English and Bengali music, ”she said.

Curtain up for the end of the year celebrations

Anil Mukerji, CEO and Managing Member of the Tollygunge Club

Anil Mukerji, CEO and Managing Member of the Tollygunge Club

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After two hours, Jisshu stepped forward to thank the audience after finishing with My Amar Kemon Kemon Koré to thunderous applause. After receiving repeated requests, he spoke directly to Anil Mukerji, CEO and managing member of the club. “Anil da, 9 ta beje geche kintu cholo aaro duto kori. “Mukerji couldn’t help but agree!” This is a curtain raiser for the holiday season and it has given us the strength to persevere in this difficult time, ”said Mukerji.

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