Aparna Sen's ARSHINAGAR Releases Music Soundtrack by Debojyoti Mishra in Kolkata with DEV, Rittika Sen and Jisshu Sengupta

By J P Mandal and Asmita Mukherjee (newsdesk.kolkata@washingtonbanglaradio.com)

Rittika Sen (WBRi)
Rapidly upcoming Bengali actress Rittika Sen at Arshinagar Music Launch

Kolkata, Dec 24 (Washington Bangla Radio) - The audio songs and music launch of Aparna Sen’s new Bangla movie movie Arshinagar took place in the presence of lead actor Dev, Jisshu Sengupta and Rittika and the music composer Debojyoti Mishra with a live performance of some of the tracks from the film.

DEV and Aparna Sen (WBRi)
DEV and Aparna Sen

Dev arrived a bit ate at the event due to his shooting commitments at Srijit Mukherji’s ambitious next project. He said, “This is the toughest film I have done yet. Though acting in Chander Pahar was tough due the rough terrain and physical endurance involved, Arshinagar is more difficult due to the demanding acting style and the narrative of the film.”

About his chemistry with Rittika Sen, Dev said, “Rittika and I used to fight a lot on sets. Rittika is like a baby and needed to be handled like one. She used to disappear during vital moments during shoot only to be found drinking a glass of milk in a corner. Her simple excuse for the moment would be that she was simply hungry. We were all confused whether to laugh at her or scold her for such immature things. But after all we needed that very innocence for her character.”

Arshinagar songs including Barir Kache Arshinagar, Chotto Ekta Kamra and Maula Mere Maula have had great audience response.

The film is a 21st-century take on Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet". In the story, Rony (Dev) is the front-man of rock group "Garage Band". The character Julekha Bagchi (Rittika Sen) is adapted from Shakespeare's Juliet.

Aparna Sen added, “Music plays a very important role and is critical for the narrative style used in this film. A lot of research and planning has been done about the music. The soundtrack album of this film has no less than ten tracks of various genres. I am sure people will be enthralled by the music. “

Debojyoti Mishra and the Arshinagar Music Team
Debyojyoti Mishra with the singers and instrumentalists of Arshinagar music team

Music director and composer Debyojyoti Mishra said at the event, “I am grateful to my team and the singers for their dedication in creating a unique soundtrack for Arshinagar. Our director Rina-di (Aparna Sen) was very particular about the details and sat down through entire recording sessions working with us on every single word and tune.”

Arshinagar Music Launch
Arshinagar audio songs and music launch