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Interview of Shailesh-Utpal, music directors from Rajkot

Shailesh-Utpal

(Left to right: Shailesh Pandya, Dr. Utpal Jivrajani)

Shailesh – Utpal, popularly known as ‘Gujarati Shakira Maker’ are music directors from Rajkot, Gujarat – India. This unique pair of musicians have so far given music in 1500 acd – vcd albums, 10 Gujarati films and they have 3 upcoming Hindi movies in their list.

Who doesn’t know Shakira? And those who Shakira, would know her famous song “Hips Don’t lie Bamboo World Cup”. Shailesh – Utpal have made “Gujarati Shakira – Khambho Ho Ho Ho”. Its lyrics is written by Dr. Utpal Jivrajani (Utpal from pair) and music composed by Shailesh – Utpal pair, while it is sung by Mrs. Anita Fernandes Sharma and Dr. Utpal Jivrajani himself.

Below are audios of Interview we had with Dr. Utpal Jivrajani. Turn on your speakers and listen to maestro himself!

[audio:Shailesh-Utpal1.mp3] | (Duration: 7 minutes 7 seconds)

[audio:Shailesh-Utpal2.mp3] | (Duration: 57 seconds)

Enjoy Gujarati Shakira video here.

While talking to Dr. Jivrajani, we came to know many interesting things about him.

Basically, he is a doctor, but his full time profession is of a musician. In his initial phase of career, he worked in a hospital as a doctor.

He rendered his services for few years there and then resigned. Then he took training in music, and now full time he is a musician.

Even today, I practice medicine but not for money. I render my services free of charge to needy patients, without charging a dime. It gives me happiness of  helping others.“, says Dr. Jivrajani.

He also adds “Music is my life. People do yoga, go to places just to attain peace. Music gives me peace at home itself, and in addition it earns me money for my life needs, so I truly feel blessed.

They have established their studio at home of Dr. Utpal only. It’s quite a spacious place they have to compose music. They also compose music for jingles too. He says, “Over 90% of music in local jingles is composed by us.

Apart from composing music for movies and albums, they render their hobby to wedding occasions to. Dr. Jivrajani says, “We love to play music at wedding occasions, but our minimum standard is anything around 1 lakh.”

Dr. Utpal Jivrajani with Devang Vibhakar

(Left to right: Devang Vibhakar, Dr. Utpal Jivrajani)

Upon our asking “What future of Gujarati movies you visualize and of Gujarati musicians thereof“?, he says “I do not see a good future for Gujarati movies if they are made in the same old tradition.

If producers concentrate more on the story and script writing and willing to spend more money on movie-making, this trend can be changed. And for musicians, the sky is the limit.

Singers from Rajkot have sung in movie Devdas. Recently, A R Rahman called up a singer from Rajkot for a remix of some song.

During the festival of Navratri, most of the good singers from Rajkot are on high-demand, and they are booked well in advance in India and in foreign countries.”

Before we thanked him for spending time with us and as about to leave, he gave us an opportunity to witness his art, LIVE. Watch below clip where he plays his Electronic organ, which he says is from the ages of Jesus Christ!

Here is a Hindi song that he has composed on theme of The Great Khali

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And its lyrics of Gujarati Shakira song.

KHAMBHO HO HO HO-(2)
KHAMBHO BHARI LAYO RE(2)
LALUDA BHARI BHARI PEE(2)
DARUDO BAHU MITHO RE(2)

MALE:A SHANTUDI AAV NE TU PAN PEE
BES BES HETHI JALDI PEE
LAJUDI,SHANTUDI,KANCHUDI MAHUDO PEE

FEMALE: O CHHORA MANE JAVA DE
MEL CHHEDO MARO MELI DE
SHARMAVU,GABHARAVU
DIL MARU DHAK DHAK DHAK DHADHKE
E LAV LAV MAHUDA NO PEHLI DHAR NO KHAMBHO
LA LAL LALA LAY RE KHAMBHO
LAY BUZAVE KHAMBHO
TADINO….
PELI DHARNO…..
ENGLISH CHHE AMERICANO KE LAVYA AFRICANO
KHAMBHO HO HO HO….

MALE:AHI TOLI JAMI CHEE MASTANI
DINGLE KARTI DEEWANI
CHADI GYO,ZOOMI LYO,KARI LYO HAL CHHODI HAL
FEMALE:LE POTLI PURI THAI
DUMMER THAI JOOMI GAI
BANDHANI,PIYASI,AANG MARU BHAD BHAD BHAD BHADKE
E MEL MEL NA KHOL KHOL DARUDA NO BHAMBHO
CHOURUS:LAYO RE KYATHI KHAMBHO
FEMALE:PITA PEEVANO KHAMBHO
E MITHERO MADHRO MADHRO JUNGLE NO KHAMBHO
MAST MAST MAST MAST
NA PEEVU HU SASTA NO KHAMBHO
CHORUS:LA LAL LA LAY RE KHAMBHO-LAV
LA LAL LA LAY RE KHAMBHO-LAV
LA LAL LA LAY RE KHAMBHO LAVORE
MALE:POTALIYU PEE GYA
CHORUS:CHEE KHALLAS
MALE:BATLIYU PEE GYA
CHORUS:CHEE KHALLAS
MALE:CHAPTA YE PEE GYA
BOTH:CHEE KHALLAS CHEE KHALLAS CHEE KHALLAS HALO LYO
M+F:TADI NO PIDHO,MAHUDA NO PIDHO,MADHRO PIDHO NE PEHLI DHARE PEEDHO
CHORUS:PEE GYO PEE GYO PEE GYO HO
M+F:ANKHYU NA ULLARE PEEDHOTO ME
CHORUS:PEE GYO PEE GYO PEE GYO HO
M+F:E BAYU E PEEDHO NE BHAYU E PEEDHO,
MOJ MAJA KARI EMA VANDHO SHU?
HALO HARE MALI,SAHU RADYU NAKHI BOLO
FAMALE:KHAMBHO HO HO HO-(2)
KHAMBHO BHARI LAYO RE(2)
LALUDA BHARI BHARI PEE(2)
DARUDO BAHU MITHO RE(2)
ALL:KHAMBHO HO HO HO……….

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Devang Vibhakar is the Founder and Editor of www.SpeakBindas.com. He has interviewed more than 350 people. His effort was recognized by Limca Book of Records, twice. He has been to Scotland as well as Germany as part of vocational & cultural exchange programs and has compiled five books so far. He's passionate about bringing forth interesting stories & interviews of entrepreneurs to avid readers of SpeakBindas. He can be reached here.

5 thoughts on “Interview of Shailesh-Utpal, music directors from Rajkot

  1. Dr.utpal jivrajani says:

    Respected Devangbhai,
    We are very thankfull to you for give us great opprtunity to spent time with genius personality,and allso for give us great feedback through your news website,go ahead and touch the peak of your achivement,keep it up and best of luck for future.
    regards
    shailesh-utpal

  2. Pranav Pandit says:

    Hello,
    Its nice to see a Rajkot group getting famous in all over place.
    After hearing “KAMBHOO” i am fan of Shailesh-Utpal.
    I hope that there future will be as bright as SUN.

  3. Dr.utpal jivrajani says:

    thanks very much pranavjee.

  4. jigu (morbi) says:

    hi,

    we want the address of Mr.shailesh pandiya of morbi!!!!
    if you can!!!!!
    thanks for reading!!!

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SpeakBindas is a Limca Book of Awards winning blog. It's a PR3 blog with 1000+ articles & Interviews. Devang Vibhakar - Founder - has interviewed more than 350+ people and has been to Scotland, London & Germany. He's a writer, speaker, traveler & movie-goer !! He has also written four books. He's passionate about bringing forth interesting stories & interviews of people from various sectors of life to avid readers of SpeakBindas. You can reach him here .