Welcome to the first in a series of musician profiles, where we will shine the spotlight on different artists and singers. These accomplished individuals will bring their considerable talents to the movie score for Motherhood: The Journey of Mata Sahib Kaur.
Who better to kick off this series than the incredibly gifted Debasmita Bhattacharya? She has been described as a “remarkable talent” who is “taking the Indian music scene by storm with her stunningly powerful performances”. Bhattacharya is a gifted sarod player and first picked up this stringed instrument at the tender age of four years-old. Since then, she has honed her craft and is today creating shockwaves in her native India and beyond.
Bhattacharya’s first mentor was her father, Pandit Debasish Bhattacharya. She also studied under sarod maestro Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta and won many accolades for her skilful playing. She has also wowed European audiences with her unforgettable and exquisite performances.
If we delve deeper into this artist’s story, we also find a remarkable connection to Mata Sahib Kaur Ji. The Mother of the Khalsa epitomised female empowerment, going on to become an armed warrior and leader of a nation. Debasmita Bhattacharya also rose above prejudice and societal challenges, by excelling at an instrument that is traditionally played by men and prohibited for use by women. A true daughter of Mata Sahib Kaur Ji, she broke through barriers and proved that a woman can advance in any field.
We’re incredibly excited that this gifted artist will be bringing their unique sound to Motherhood: The Journey of Mata Sahib Kaur.