“Khaowar Gaan” song from the movie “Saheber Cutlet”
Anjan Dutt’s musical food film Saheber Cutlet is all set to release in theaters on this Durga Puja season. Many people might have confusion with the term musical food film, to understand the term elaborately one can listen and watch the first song from the film titled as Khaowar Gaan. As the name suggests the song is all about the emotions related to food and cooking. Bengalis are known to be emotionally attached with their cooking and food habits, it is much more than just a basic necessity for them. Sadly not many Bengali movies or songs have given importance to this fact. But finally the father son duo Anjan Dutt and Neel Dutt have came up with this new song Khaowar Gaan that perfectly captures the emotions of every foodie Bengali. The song has been written and composed by Neel Dutt and it has been sung by Anjan Dutt. As we all know there is a wonderful understanding between these two as artists and that shows in the song also.
In the song we can see the character played by Anjan Dutt is enjoying cooking at the same time he is singing about different Bengali cuisines. It also talks about the food items that were not originated in Bengal but now those are very much part of Bengali menu. The interesting thing about the song is that it is not bounded by any hard-and-fast rule rather it has a flexibility to take any turn in composition and singing based on the context of the lyrics. So when the lyrics talks about the references of french foods the songs shifts to a french song. Similarly when the song talks about the influence of foreign cultures on Bengali culture it brings the reference of Tagore song “Purano Sei Diner Katha” and its original inspiration source, the Scottish song “Auld Lang Syne”. As expected, as a singer Anjan Dutt has done full justice with the varied emotions of the song and its composition.