The Music of the first full-length Assamese feature film on the problems of witch hunting Aei Maatite was launched on the 30th of June. The film is releasing on 6th of October 2017 in all major cinemas across Assam and North East.
At a function held at Guwahati Press Club, ANGEEKAR Films released five tracks for the public, which comprise of three songs, including a Bodo song, and two musicals. The music tracks were rolled out by the film’s Director Dr Sitanath Lahkar, Music Director Mr Bibhuranjan Choudhury, Natioinal Award Winning Singer Ms Tarali Sarma and renowned vocalist Mr Jiten Basumatary. Others present during the launch were Assistant Music Director Mr Tapan Das, promising young singers Ms Namita Daloi and Mr Nishanta Bora.
All the five tracks will be immediately available on AEI MAATITE’s music partner Box Music’s Youtube Channel. The songs will also be available in every major online music stores such as Apple i-Tunes, Google Play Store, Hungama, Saavn, Wynk, Guvera and many others. The lyrics of all the songs are by Dr Sitanath Lahkar. While the tune of Jujat Jayi Jivan’s is given by Dr Sitanath Lahkar, music and tunes of the other tracks are by Mr Bibhuranjan Choudhury.
Commenting on the music launch, Mr Choudhury said “It is really a special day for all of us in Aei Maatite to release the music of the film. We have given special emphasis on folk music to go hand-in-hand with the essence of the film. Actually listeners will find that it is a blend of rural and urban flavours as the film’s backdrop is a mix of the two. We hope music lovers will appreciate these.”
Dr Lahkar said “Today is a special day for us as we are releasing the music for the people of Assam, and music lovers in general. I really thank Mr Choudhury for creating some unique and very melodious tracks. These are perfect fusion of folk and modern music. The Music of the film will give a new taste to Assam’s films music arena. We are very confident that people will love these tracks.”
The movie is directed by independent filmmaker and eminent theatre personality Dr Lahkar and it is an adaptation of his famous stage play TAMASAA on the burning problem of witch hunting. The Story, Screenplay, Dialogues and Lyrics have also been penned by Dr Lahkar, a retired Principal of Cotton College. The film has a very strong message against witchcraft and mainly talks about the witch hunting problem in Assam and how a section of people are using witchcraft for their own interest. Witchcraft has no reason at all and is shrouded with darkness of superstition, which is to be overcome by the society itself – this is the say of the film.
Watch the trailer here