Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A Clean Sweep

From L to R: Kalyani Salunke, Aanandi Joshi, Jaydeep Bagwadkar, Madhura Kumbhar, Kaushal S. Inamdar, Kittu Myakal

Ajintha made a clean sweep at the first Radio Mirchi Music Awards - Marathi held in Mehboob Studios, Bandra, Mumbai winning 8 awards. The domination was unmistakable.

I am happy... very happy. But to know why I am so happy one has to recognise the significance of these awards. Radio Mirchi is a very popular radio station across India and they already have a property by the same name (Radio Mirchi Music Awards) in Hindi. And now they have held, for the first time, awards for music in Marathi. This increases the chances of Marathi music being played - especially NEW Marathi music being played across their stations in Maharashtra where Hindi music has held its sway. This is comforting news for music composers and musicians working in Marathi. If, in the third phase of the Prasar Bharati FM spectrum auction, Mumbai manages to get more stations, music lovers would like to hear some good Marathi music. And for the build up to the auction, I feel that these awards can go a long way. So from the bottom of my heart I thank the Radio Mirchi team - Tapas Sen, Ninad Sonawane, Indira Rangarajan, RJ Smita, RJ Aditi, RJ Rahul, RJ Prackriti and all the others who made it into a fantastic and memorable event.

For me Ajintha has always been very special. I believe that even individual awards are the result of chemistry between people. And so with great happiness I credit my entire team with these awards -


Music Director: Kaushal S. Inamdar
Associate Music Director: Aditya V. Oke.

Assistant: Mandar Gogate

Lyrics: Na Dho Mahanor,

Music Arrangements: Aditya V. Oke, Bhavesh Bhatt, Mithilesh Patankar, Vinayak Netke.

Associate Strings Arrangements: Neville Franco.

Background Score: Bhavesh Bhatt, Kaushal S Inamdar, Aditya V. Oke.

Rhythm: Deepak Borkar, Anil Karanjavkar, Vinayak Netke, Prabha Mosamkar, Krishna Musale,

Melody: 

Vibraphone / Spanish and 12 String Guitars: Dnynaesh Deo.
Bass / Spanish Guitar: Manish kulkarni / Sanjay Mahadik.
Santoor: Dhananjay Daithankar
Flute: Varad Kathapurkar.
Violin/ Swaralin: Mahesh Khanolkar, Shruti Bhave,
Ghungaroo Tarang: Deepak Borkar
With my favourite singer - Hamsika Iyer
Clarinet: Manchekar,
Shehanai: Yogesh More
Sarod: Sarang Kulkarni,
Strings Sections: Neville Franco, Puran Singh, Prakash Varma, Shyam Jawda, Rizwan Shaikh,
Viola: Abhijit Mazumdar, Sandeep Thakur,
Cello: Benny Gracious

Singers: Suresh Wadkar, Ravindra Sathe, Avdhoot Gupte, Swanand Kirkire, Milind Ingale, Kalyani Salunkhe, Urmila Dhangar, Kaushal Inamdar, Hamsika Iyer, Jaydeep Bagwadkar, Aanandi Joshi, Saee Tembhekar, Madhura Kumbhar, Priyanka Barve, Amruta Subhash, Yogita Godbole, Hrishikesh Ranade,
Tejaswini Kelkar, Nehha Rajpal, Savani Ravindra, Pt. Satyasheel deshpande.

Voice in Chimb Zali: Vinay Apte

Chorus: Umesh Joshi, Datta Mistry, Nilesh Mulye, Ketan Godbole, Vijay, Ganesh, Mangesh Chavan, Aditi Prabhudesai, Pragati Joshi, Rashmi Sule, Aarohi Mhatre, Aanandi Joshi, Kshiti Godse, Rasika Dhabadgaonkar, Madhura Kumbhar.

Recording Engineers: Kittu Myakal (ICPPL Studios), Aditya V. Oke (Audioarts), Satyajeet Ranade (Pancham Studios), Avadhoot Wadkar (Ajivasan Studios)
Mixing Engineer: Kittu Myakal (ICPPL Studios).
Assistants: Shailesh Sakpal (ICPPL Studios), Ganesh Pokle (Audioarts)

Mastered at: YRF Studios by Dipesh Sharma.


Special thanks to Vijay Dayal of Yashraj Studios.

The awards that Ajintha received were:

Best Recording & Mixing :  Kittu Myakal (Chaitacha Rang Sang)
Best Lyrics : N. D. Mahanor (Dolyanna Dasale)
Best Male Playback Singer : Suresh Wadkar (Shabdaat Gothale Dukkha)
Best Female Playback Singer : Hamsika Iyer (Mann Chimb Paavasaali)
Best Music Composer : Kaushal S. Inamdar (Mann Chimb Paavasaali)
Album of the Year Listeners' Choice : Ajintha
Album of the Year Jury Award : Ajintha
Song of the Year : Mann Chimb Paavasaali (Ajintha)

For those who have not yet listened to the Ajintha songs, here is the link. Feel free to share it with your friends.


© Kaushal S. Inamdar, 2012