Audio Music launch of upcoming Bengali film Jenana
“Barshali is a vibrant young girl with a mindset of her own. No wonder she came up with a film on the Jenanas” said singer Rupankar at the music launch of the Bengali film Jenana. Apart from the singer music director Debojyoti Misra, Rupanjana Mitra, Sankar Chakraborty, director Barshali Chatterjee, Shitala Ma were present at the event.
The film Jenana tells the tale of those men who change their social-sexual identity to run their livelihood. What compels them to change their identity is what the film showcases.
“There are four songs in the film namely Cholche roj amar khonj, Jagannatha he, Happy happy Kolkata city and Fula re fulla. Rupankar, Sovan, Shilpi Sristy, Shantanu, Anindo, Atanu and Sitala Ma have lent their voices to the songs in this film. The songs are a mixed bag and help in carrying forward the narrative of the film” said music composer Debojyoti Misra.
Debutant director Barshali Chatterjee said “I am ecstatic that I got the chance to make a film on such a sensitive issue. I had to be careful not to make the issue look or sound like something comical. I am thankful to Sitala Ma for the support that she gave me in providing enough information and insight in the lives of these individuals”.
Rupankar, Debojyoti Misra, Sitala Ma performed live at the event. Sitala Ma said “There were many people who used to come and tell me that they want to make films on us. But Barshali kept her word. I am thankful to her for making this film on us and giving us a chance to act in this film as well. I fervently hope that the audience comes to watch the film and make it a big success”.
Priyanka Sarkar (Riya), Saswata Chatterjee (Jenana), Sankar Chakraborty (Somu), Sampurna Lahiri (Somu’s wife) will be seen essaying pivotal roles in the film.
Jenana is slated for release on the 11th of March.