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by Editorial Desk May 17 2024, 12:00 am Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins, 48 secs

Vishal Bhardwaj and Rekha Bhardwaj compose and sing for Rangayan’s feature film Kuch Sapney Apne. The World Premiere was in London and UKAFF, and the Indian Premiere is at KASHISH 2024, reports the #Newsdesk

Sridhar Rangayan’s ‘Kuch Sapney Apne’ had its World Premiere in London at the UK Asian Film Festival, the oldest South Asian film festival, on May 11th at Kiln Theater. This will be followed by the Indian Premiere at KASHISH Pride Film Festival, South Asia’s biggest LGBTQ film festival on May 18th at Liberty Cinema.

This much anticipated feature is a sequel to the hugely popular film “Evening Shadows” (2018) which won 27 international awards and screened at 82 film festivals worldwide. There has already been a buzz around it with the earlier announcement of Shaan having sung a song ‘Udaa Udaa, Udaa’ for the film.

Now we hear that Vishal Bhardwaj has composed a song ‘Din Jo Dhal Gaya’, and he along with Rekha Bhardwaj have sung the song. The song penned by Saagar Gupta is paean to nostalgic memories of having been together and parted ways of the father and mother.

Excited with such wonderful support from both Vishal & Rekha, Rangayan said, “We have known and interacted with Rekha Bhardwaj as an ally of the community. When we asked her to sing, she readily agreed. But when we expressed our hope that Vishal Bhardwaj should compose the song and also sing the duet, we couldn’t believe it when he too agreed. It is such a huge boost to our independent film to have the support of such eminent people”.  

Saagar Gupta, who has written lyrics for films “68 Pages” and “Evening Shadows” said, “Writing a song that has the accomplished artist duo Rekha and Vishal Bhardwaj attached as singers and composer was itself a huge honour and responsibility. In one of his interviews, Gulzar saab has acknowledged Vishal ji to have given him his second innings as lyricist, and here I am getting this fortunate opportunity to have my lyrics composed and sung by the Bhardwaj’s. The song situation was also a bit challenging as it is a song of separation but the characters are not longing for each other, but reminiscing about the bond that is broken. With the music sittings with Vishal ji and Rekha ji, the whole process of bringing words on paper became a treat to one’s ears and soul – it will be a memory to cherish for a lifetime.”

The film was premiered in London, and the festival director of the UK Asian Film Festival said, “The UK Asian Film Festival is delighted to include Kuch Sapney Apne in our program this year. We want to amplify the LGBTQ+ themes in the film, which are depicted in an original way, for our wide audience. We know that through art and cinema, we can prompt important discussions in the community that typically are difficult to approach. We are proud to be showcasing this film”.

The film stars Mona Ambegaonkar, Shishir Sharma, Satvik Bhatia, Arpit Chaudhary and Yateen Karyekar along with Abhay Kulkarni, Veenah Nair and Yamini Singh. The film is produced by Mohammed Shaik Hussain Ali and Pragyesh Singh with Rangayan and Gupta.

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