5 Songs To Usher In Your Poila Boisakh, The Bengali New Year, In Style


April 9, 2020


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1. Sohag Chand

Poila Boisakh marks the first day of the Bengali year, which falls on April 14 this year in the Gregorian calendar. This is a most auspicious day for Bengalis, and we gear up to celebrate it as best as we can — by wearing new clothes, spending time with our families and setting the tone for the year ahead of us. We bring you five classic songs to put on your playlist on Poila Boisakh to make it even more festive! Check them out below.

Sohag Chand is a popular and upbeat folk song that many of us are familiar with and love dancing to. This music video, from the movie 17th September, is perfect to put on for this occasion! Sung by Rupankar Bagchi, actors Soham Chakraborty and Arunima Ghosh appear in the video.

2. Chander Hanshi

The Rabindrasangeet song Chander Hanshi is a soulful and mellifluous one, and listening to songs by the bard is a traditional way to ring in the New Year. What better way to do this than play this version of the song from the movie Shlilatahanir Pore, where you can spot actors Abhishek Chatterjee, Mouboni Sarkar and Devlina Kumar in the video? Sung by Riddhi Bandyopadhyay and Debmalya Chottopadhyay, this song will forever remain special to all Bengalis.

3. Shopner Pichu Pichu

Shopner Pichu Pichu is a stirring romantic song sung by Pijush Das, which will make you feel mellow and sentimental in a very pleasant way. Literally meaning “in pursuit of dreams,” here’s a great way to stay hopeful and chase all your dreams in the following year!

4. Kothao Amar Hariye Jawa

Another classic Rabindrasangeet song, this rendition of  Kothao Amar Hariye Jawa is from the hit film Sonar Pahar, and sung by Iman Chakraborty. The lead actor Jisshu Sengupta is present in this video, and the song will make you happy and nostalgic and will be enjoyed by your entire family.

5. Dyakha Howbe Bole

Dyakha Howbe Bole, a track from the movie Samantaral starring the actors Parambrata Chattopadhyay and Soumitra Chatterjee, is a peppy, feel-good song sung by Rupankar Bagchi and Rimita Mukherjee that will definitely uplift you and live up to the mood of this great day. So put it on your playlist and get ready to make merry!

Which of these songs are your favourite? Tell us in the comments section below.

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