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Machher Jhol

A Recipe Song Video which teaches you how to cook a delicious fish stew from West Bengal, India, through a song. From the collection of recipe songs at Sawan's Song Blog, The Metronome, at YouTube.

  • Sawan Dutta
  • Sawan Dutta
  • Sawan Dutta
  • C B Arun Kumar
  • Sawan Dutta
    Key Cast
    "Bengali Aunty"
  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Short, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 22, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
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  • Shooting Format:
    Full HD DSLR
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  • Student Project:
  • International Music Video Awards
    London / Budapest
    Semi Finalist
Director Biography - Sawan Dutta

Sawan Dutta graduated as an architect from the Delhi School of Planning and Architecture. After working as an architect briefly, she switched to music professionally. She is now a Mumbai / Bangalore based composer, music director/producer, songwriter and vocalist with over two decades of musical works under her belt.
Her commercial projects include a variety of platforms and genres such as Bollywood films, over 200 TV show themes and scores, commercial ads, documentary soundtracks, non film albums, and music for theatre and installations.
Sawan is currently best known for her pathbreaking Song Blog, The Metronome, which she hosts at her YouTube channel. Here she creates original quirky songs and supporting videos about a range of unusual subjects with her partner, C B Arun Kumar. This includes what is possibly the first and only collection of Recipe Songs in the world! Over a span of 5 years, The Metronome has garnered 3.7 million views, generated numerous Viral Hits and attracted widespread media coverage. All her current videos from The Metronome are created within extremely frugal budgets within 1K to 4K$

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Director Statement

The first in my series of Recipe Songs, which also went on to become the biggest viral hit on my YouTube channel! This is a song where my crazy alter ego, Bengali Aunty, sings out a recipe for Machher Jhol - a delicious fish stew from her home state of West Bengal. Shot on a shoestring budget by my husband CB in our home kitchen, and put together entirely between the two of us.