By Subhomoy Mukherjee
Video: Romeo (2011) Indian Tollywood Kolkata Bengali Movie Music Launch
Calcutta, Nov 2, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) The Indian Bengali film ROMEO (2011) team launched the soundtrack OST of the film with a live musical concert at City Center 1 Kundo, Salt Lake on 24th October, 2011. After formal introduction to the audience by RJ Kaushik and Monalisa, music director Jeet Ganguly took the stage and actually anchored the show. A large number of people were present there from every part of the state to witness the music release.
Jeet Ganguly cheered the crowd first and said that the music of the film is dedicated to Bengali movie lovers. He congratulated Shree Venkatesh Film for resurrecting Bengali film industry. After seeing the cheerful audience, he was hopeful about Tollywood movie industry and Bengali film songs. Anchor Monalisa supported him by saying there was no alternative for Bengali film Industry now as even Bollywood cannot compete with Tollywood !
Then Jeet sang the Romeo title track dedicating to all the Romeos and Juliets present that evening and his Facebook and Twitter fans.
After that Jeet introduced the editor of the film, Rabiranjan Maitra to the audience who compared Jeet with the opening batsman for any programme and requested the audience to watch Romeo.
Singer Rana then came on the stage. He said he had never experienced such a gala and lively music release for any film, not even in Bollywood. He was grateful to Jeet for getting satisfactory songs – songs close to his heart. He was very thankful and greeted every spectator.
N K Salil, the story and script writer of Romeo, said he was always under stress to write a better and more catchy script than his previous one, so he approached the story of Romeo in a different way to give new a dimension to Dev’s character.
Then Jeet performed mega hit Bengali movie song “Paran jaai jwaliya re” from film of same name on request.
Jeet introduced Monali Thakur as his sister and a very promising talented singer. He called Monali “Juliet”. Monali was surprised to see the gathering and thankful to everybody for cheering for her. Jeet said that Monali was very sick at the time of recording the songs for Romeo but she still did a wonderful job. Jeet and Monali sang a few lines of “Eta ki Bhul”.
Tollywood hero Dev took the stage next and won everybody’s heart! He started to sing and dance with Jeet. He requested everyone present to watch the film at a theater.
Heroine Subhashree entered the stage during the next song “Pala re” and joined Dev and Jeet.
Choregrapher Baba Yadav took the stage next.
Dev said all the labour they put in was to try to satisfy the audience. He shared his experience during shooting and making of the songs. Jeet, Baba Yadav and Subhashree joined him. Dev requested all to pray for the success of Romeo.
Producer Srikant Mohta was thankful to the audience for making Bengali films popular. He congratulated all the persons present on stage for consecutive hit productions. Dev praised him as the best brain behind Tollywood’s success.
Then came the final moment – the formal music release of Romeo.
The programme ended with the presence of Honourable State Minister of Sports, Madan Mitra. Watch video highlights of the program exclusively on WBRi.