Cactus front man Sidhu’s first ever short film Haabaab-Haat Baaraalei Bondhu Screened


Bangla Band Cactus front man Sidhu’s first short film Haabaab

Sidhu, the front man of the Bangla band Cactus has made his presence felt all through these years with his soulful voice. He recently turned director with his first ever short film Haabaab-Haat Baaraalei Bondhu. The special screening of this short film took place at Nandan in the august presence of cast members Aparajita Ghosh, Soumo Banerjee, Tanisha, Samannoy, Saqi, Indranil Sanyal and Sidhu.


Eminent celebrities who came to cheer for the musician turned director included Krishnakishore, Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee, Pallavi Chatterjee, Upal, Anindya Chatterjee, Satrajit Sen, Lajbonti Roy, Mainak Bumpy Nag Chowdhury and others.

Haabaab (Haat Baaralei Bondhu) revolves around people with alternative sexual orientations. Based on a short story written by Dr. Indranil Sanyal and directed by Siddhu, Haabaab is a 25 minutes long film. The music is by Sidhu and Saqi.


Speaking at the occasion, Sidhu said “I have made quite a few videos and it is from there that the idea of making a short film struck me. I have tried to use that experience in making the film which hopefully people will appreciate. There have been hiccups while making the film and the mistakes that I have made will help me in making better films in the future”.

Despite being from a rock music background, Sidhu has used soft music for the film. “There is no rock music and the music I have used blends well with the film. There is one and a half song. I mention half song because it is used in the form of a jingle in the film. The other song is about the main theme of the film, which is alternative sexual orientations” said Sidhu.


Sidhu mentioned that he has plans of screening the film at the Kolkata Short Film Festival.

Wishing the musician turned director all the best for his future endeavors!!

Priyanka Dutta

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