By Priyanka Dutta / WBRINN
Kolkata, May 15, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio): The music soundtrack of Aniket Aniket Chattopadhaya directed upcoming Kolkata Bangla movie ‘Mahapurush o Kapurush’ was launched at a live event in open air at Millennium Park adjacent to the Ganges river in Kolkata. An excellent choice of venue for sure as gentle and soothing breeze from the Ganges created an ambiance perfect for a musical summer evening.
Writer-Director Aniket Chattopadhaya, music director Prosen, singer Upal, actress Kanchana Moitra, actor and music director Dibyendu, singer Anindya and lyricist Savvy were present at the music launch.
The event started with an interaction with the crowd present at the park. To communicate with the crowd Aniket Chattopadhaya now and then took to asking trivia questions about his previously released films. Those who answered correctly walked away with a souvenir which consisted of a beautiful china clay cup. Chattopadhaya once asked that which dish was referred to in all the three films ‘Bye Bye Bangkok’, ‘Gorai Gondogol’ and ‘Chhae Chutti’. The right answer, i.e. ‘prawn curry’ was given by a guy who claimed to be a voracious watcher of Bengali movies. Later Chattopadhaya said that even ‘Mahapurush O Kapurush’ had some sequences involving the dish.
There were also some mesmerizing live performances by Upal, Dibyendu Mukherjee and Anindya Bose who sang the sons from the film’s OST.
The first song in the album ‘Mayabi’ is sung by Dibyendu who has treated it in a modern way. The lyrics are penned by Prosen and words like ‘khule rakha panthashalai / sesher reshera roye jai / Rongjole dishehara sesher shishirera jhore pore sehser cheharai’ bear imagery of regrettable nightlife of an individual. Apart from Prosen at his lyricist best, the song also has some excellent lip work from the singer and those whistles and rap segments are not to be missed.
The next track is a fun filled song by Upal. Titled ‘Joy ma bole’ this song has elements of parody with religious inclination. The words of this song have also been created by Prosen.
The track ‘Sotti Mitthe’ is another hilarious song which parodies fake religious preachers and their sidekicks who exploit religious common people and feast on their offerings.
There is also the famous song ‘Aguner poroshmoni’ written by Rabindranath Tagore sung in the album by Rajarshi Barman. There are also two Sanskrit hymns which are recited by Aniket Chattopadhaya himself.
The album is refreshingly different from other film albums and will surely impress Bengali film and music aficionados for its novelty and quality.