Kolkata, Apr 20 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS): On 150th birth year of Rabindranath Tagore, the Nobel-winning poet was accorded a handsome tribute as a host of noted Bengali heavyweights turned up at the music launch of a film based on his lyrical work ‘Sesher Kobita‘.
Celebrated Bengali author Sunil Gangopadhyay did the honours of releasing the compact disc, based on what is considered as one of Tagore’s most most enduring, modern and lyrical works and brought by record label Orient Entertainment in collaboration with Inner Circle Films.
“People these days, whatever may be the reason, prefer audio to text”, said Gangopadhyay.
Thanking all the personalities involved in the project and expressing hope that it would live on for another 150 years, he said, “It’s really good to have done such a job, especially on a subject like this.”
Bratati Bandyopadhyay, who lent her voice to the character of ‘Labanya’ in the drama — something which she described as “a dream since childhood” — thanked the makers.
Director Suman Mukhopadhyay, who had undertaken such a project for the first time sounded optimistic.
Actor Debshankar Halder, who plays the character of ‘Amit’ said, “To me the album was like professing love to a girl with all the trepidation in the heart”.
The album also features voices of Dhritiman Chatterji, Chitra Sen, Sujon Mukhopadhayay, Sreelekha Mitra etc.
The music for the project was composed by Prabuddha Banerjee. Supratik Das and Srabani Sen have sung the songs.
(Photos by Hassan Shaikh/IBNS)