December 31, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations): For him money isn’t good enough and award doesn’t mean much, but now that his composition has received international recognition, he dreams to bring the Oscar to his homeland.
We’re talking about Rupam Sarmah. And, no he isn’t the new kid on the block. Music has been in has genes since childhood (not technically though). He hails from Assam and doesn’t forget to mention the influential role that the late of Bhupen Hazarika played in shaping his musical inclinations. And, he is in news for his Oscar nominated documentary feature film, In Search of God (for the original score).
On December 28, 2011, Rupam Sarmah along with the cast’n’crew of his recent music-direction venture “Honeymoon’ (rechristened from Alor Thikana) hosted a joint press conference to introduce us to his creations, inspirations, ideas and dreams.
Reaching a little late (delayed flight) and winning over the hearts with his charming smile all the way through, Rupam narrated the plot of ‘In Search….’, sprinkling it with anecdotes from his life and hinting a bit on what made him finally give in to the director’s bugs!
In fact, Arup Bhanja was all praises for Rupam’s work, while introducing the members of the press to his recent directorial debut, ‘Honeymoon’. Flanking him were, Sangita Nandi along with newcomers Sagar and Aarav - pretty excited about their forthcoming film. Clearly, it was a matter of pride for all present just to be able to sharing the stage with an Oscar nominated music director.
Slated for a January release, Honeymoon (2012) it is a story about six college-goers who tie the knot against their parents’ wishes and choose Digha as the destination for their ‘Honeymoon’ (and so comes the title). Thereafter, a series of mysterious incidents occur, hinting at a not-so-usual honeymoon trip. Also featuring Paoli Dam, Bikram Chatterjee and Rupa Bhattacharjee as the other protagonists in the main plot, it’s just a matter of time before the audience stamp their approval (or otherwise) on this commercial flick.