The challenges of collaborating online and its culmination can be gauged on “Chithira” – which, in Bengali, means ‘Letter’ – when singer Kuhoo Gupta from Pune and composer Archan Chakraborty from Kolkata met in Mumbai during the ArtistAloud Awards in 2013. Blending the best of two words – Bengali [with lyrics written by Jash Chakraborty] and Hindi [by Kuhoo] – the paradox is that lyricist Kuhoo has sung the Bengali part of the song, leaving Archan to sing in Hindi, resulting in an amalgamation of disparate talents who, together, really shine here with their clear vocals. “Chithira”, with its strong keyboards base, reflects well on the mid-tempo melody, making the song well-crafted and enduring.
Listen and Download the songs here: http://www.artistaloud.com/Chithira-ArchanFt.KuhooandJash
– Review by PARAG KAMANI.