By Prantik Deka
The advance word on the upcoming ‘Nijanor Gaan’ is quite encouraging. Those who have watched the trailer of this Assamese film couldn’t stop gushing at the visuals. Picking up the megaphone after a gap of six years, Munna Ahmed’s ambitious project was launched amidst a lot of fanfare and activity in a function held at the Jyoti Chitraban’s Dr Bhupen Hazarika Auditorium last year.
The filmmaker had handled a number of big projects over the years, but struggled to match the quality and box-office performance of his debut film ‘Jun Jole Kopalot’. Barring a few, the films in general had a hard time at the box-office. ‘Nijanor Gaan’ is scripted by eminent filmmaker-writer Munin Barua from his own story.
The story, in a nutshell, chiefly revolves around a young musician and his struggles. So quite naturally, music plays an important role in the film, and it has been scored by the skillful composer Jatin Sarma (Maina). The composer, true to his signature style, returns with some riveting melodies here, reminiscent of his earlier compositions for ‘Ramdhenu’, which yielded several chartbuster hits that are still remembered by many.
The film is all set to release on March 16 (Friday) in theatres across the state.
Watch the trailer of the film here.
The cast of artists include Jatin Bora, Arun Nath, Minu Bania, Aimee Barua, Amrita Gogoi, Bhranti Medhi, Biki, Ananya Pachani, Atul Pachani, Debojit Majumdar, newcomer John Haque, Bhagawat Pritam, Sidhartha Mukherjee, Dinesh Bishaya, Padmarag Goswami and Niloy Gupta among others.
Produced by cultural activist Haidar Alam Azad under the banner of AR International Films, the film is cinematographed by Pradip Daimary, edited by Samujjal Kashyap, choreographed by Jinny Mahalia and Uday Shankar, sound designed by Deepak Dutta and Bijay Nath. While Deepak Roy is the chief assistant director, Fiza Sheikh the production designer, Sujit Bora the DI colorist. The background music is scored by Bhagwat Pritam, and the production controlling has been done by Manoj Mishra.