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“Ghar Jana Hai” music video Unveiled

Bhubaneswar, 11h Feb(ONT Bureau) The Naked Eye productions, a California based production house, is all set to come out with its first ever Hindi Music video single “Ghar Jana Hai” by vocalist KonarkSarangi. The music video is a part of upcoming album ‘Stories Untold’ and is being directed by eminent documentary film director Snehasis Das. It stars Bollywood’s veteran actor RajendranathZutshi of Lagaan fame opposite Odia actress GargeeMohanty. Music directors Sanjay Dazz and Ambar Das, who have earlier composed numerous original scores for RituparnoGhosh, have composed the song. Swati Chakraborty, a noted lyricist and famed co-director of television show SatyamevJayate, has penned the lyrics down. Geeta Dash is the associate director while ShrikantPattnaik is the director of photography.

The music video will talk about the issue of water scarcity, falling economy and migration set against the backdrop of a love story in the drought facing district of Bolangir. It is a known fact that most of the familes belonging to the drought stricken areas tend to migrate to bigger cities in search of better economic prospects. The families mostly end up working in brick kilns and construction sites as daily wage laborers hoping to earn enough to return back home and start a better life. In this process, the children lose their childhood with frequent travels, lack of proper education and eventually drop out of schools.

“The music video is not just to address the drought, economic or the migration issue but to understand the emotions and love that exists in such adversities. It is the love and the longing to return home that drives the underlying theme of the song”, says director Snehasis Das.

It must be noted here that Odisha has faced drought like situations since the major drought and famine of 1866 that has severely affected more than 13 districts of the state leading to mass migration to major Indian cities.

“Despite Odisha being a calamity prone area, the state never backs down in times of adversities and this song is an ode to the Odia people’s fighting spirit and their enduring bonds of love during trying times. This song is a humble attempt to portray the struggles, fight and love Odisha has infront of the entire nation”, said KonarkSarangi.

“Songs are a brilliant medium to reach out to the masses and convey socially relevant messages. It should not only entertain but also educate people on the criticality of environmental and social issues. I feel proud to collaborate with Snehasis and Konark on such a project”, said Raj Zutshi.

The music video sill be shot in Bolangir with all the productions being handled by Bhubaneswar based productions company ‘Royal Saga’ and is expected to release by the end of March this year.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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