Magical Mentors – Ismail Darbar
Sneak peek into the life of Ismail Darbar
Ismail Darbar comes from a family of four generation musicians. Ismail Darbar was born to noted clarinet and saxophone player Husain. Ismail was initially trained by his father. He also learnt how to play violin. Afterwards he learnt music from Pandit Ramprasad Sharma, the late father of composer Pyarelal and later on from Ganesh (Pandit’s son), who scored music in the ’60s and ’70s for films like Ek Nanhi Munni Ladki Thi, Ek Nari Do Roop.
Before stepping into the commercial world of filmi music he did the title-track of a TV serial and an album with Zee Music, neither of which saw the light of day. An exponent of the violin, he worked for nine years as a session violist for leading music directors Laxmikant Pyarelal, Kalyanji Anandji, Bappi Lahiri, Rajesh Roshan, Anand-Milind, Nadeem-Shravan, Jatin-Lalit and even A.R.Rahman. Lady luck’s shine increased on Ismail Darbar when he met director Sanjay Leela Bhansali(ismail was recommended by the singer Kunal), for whose film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, he composed the music. With the director’s keen ear for music, the result, was sheer magic! Filmgoers were astonished by the exemplary quality, melody and originality of the musical score.
* Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999)
* Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa (2000)
* Deewangee (2002)
* Devdas (2002)
* Shakti: The Power (2002)
* Baaz: A Bird in Danger (2003)
* Kisna: The Warrior Poet (2005)
* Husn (2006)