A musical entertainer in the offing

For those who miss the magic of Oriya film music of the

Published: 27th March 2009 09:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th May 2012 08:55 PM   |  A+A-


BHUBANESWAR: For those who miss the magic of Oriya film music of the eighties, there’s good news. Tume Hi Saathi Mora, the debut film by VRS productions brings for the first time in Oriya film history as many as 15 songs by three eminent music directors Santanu Mohapatra, Basudev Rath and Saroj Pattnayak, who are all known for their innovative and simple but melodious music. Singer Tansen Singh has also rendered his voice after a long interregnum.

The Mahurat of the film was held on March 26. A multi-starrer, the story, screenplay, dialogue, editing and direction for the film will be handled by Surendra Mohanty while V R Ranganathan is the cameraman. ‘‘Most people take it as a ballad but the idea is not that. There is enough room for screenplay,’’ says Mohanty. The story is said to be revolving around a girl’s love for a poor boy which does not find success due to family pressure. Anu Choudhary is the lead while Dushmant and Arindam have equal weightage says the director. The cast is also supported by Aparajita Mohanty, Mihir Das, Hemanta Das, Ashru Mochan, Shyamalendu and Smita Mohanty, the young actor who is playing a mother’s character. ‘‘We can bank on the songs as well-known lyricists like Antaryami Mishra, Banabihari Panda, Surendra Bidyadhar, Nizam, Saroj Pattnayak, Sangram Mohanty and Dilip Das have written really beautiful ones,’’ adds Mohanty who has also written two songs in the movie and says the team wants to deliver a social message through the film.

The film is expected to complete shooting by April end and would be set for a Raja release. The shooting location has been planned within Orissa with Cuttack, Puri, Bhubaneswar and Banki being the prime spots.

--Express Features


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