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Audio Music Album of Bengali film Conditions Apply Released; Mumtaz Sorcar to Play the Role of a Gender Neutral Actress


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“The songs in the film are hard hitting and will be helpful in revealing the hypocrisy that many people show in our society” said music director Chirantan Banerjee at the music launch of the upcoming Bengali film Conditions Apply.

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Also present at the occasion were Mumtaz Sorcar, Rajesh Sharma, Suchandra Vaniya, Usashi, producer Vinod Lahoti and director Amitava Bhattacharya.

The film Conditions Apply is about a renowned Bengali actress Chitrangada. She is gender neutral and what happens in her life after this news becomes public is what the film all about.

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Speaking about the music, director Amitava Bhattacharya said “The lyrics are very much interlinked with the plot of the story. When you will listen to the songs, you will be able to understand the latent grief of the characters of the film”. The director who is immensely hopeful about his film also added that there is an audience base who is watching these films and these kinds of films are also getting acceptance.

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Chirantan Banerjee who has composed the music of this film said “The lyrics are the king of the songs. There are three songs in the film which have been sung by me, Silajit da and Somlata. The song Lyangta has a Hindi version too in the album which takes the song count to four. We hope the songs get good appreciation from the audience”.

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Mumtaz Sorcar, fresh from the success of her debut Bollywood film Saala Khadoos, will be seen in the role of Chitrangada in the film. “While many people are telling me that my character in Saala Khadoos was a difficult one, I personally believe that I have been more drained out while portraying Chitrangada. This has indeed been a difficult character to showcase in front of the camera”.

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The cinematography is by Naiyer Ghufran and the background music is by Raja Narayan Deb.

Conditions Apply will release on 4th March.

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Upcoming Bengali film Conditions Apply First Look Launched

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The first look launch of the upcoming Bengali film Conditions Apply took place recently in the presence of the cast and the director Amitava Bhattacharya.

The film Conditions Apply is the story of an actress named Chitrangada who is gender neutral. What happens to her life and career when the world knows about her is what the film all about.

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Speaking about his film, director Amitava Bhattacharya said “Sex revolution is one of the prime things taking place in the society. Sexual orientation is a heated topic among the people. Hence I thought of taking up this topic for my film”.

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Mumtaz Sorcar who plays the role of Chitrangada in the film mentioned that the role challenged her more than the other roles that she had played till now. “The character has many shades. One day the graph went up and the other day it went down. Adjusting to the character was stressful. I even cried on the sets one day. Now the verdict is going to be given by the audiences” said the actress.

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The music of the film has been composed by Chirantan Banerjee while the background music has been done by Raja Narayan Deb. Silajit, Somlata and Chirantan lent their voices to the songs of this film.

With a stellar cast and a great story, Conditions Apply will indeed be an interesting film to look out for!!

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Singers Somlata Acharya and Shilajit record for upcoming Bengali film Conditions Apply; Music Composed by Chirantan Banerjee

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Singer Shilajit and Somlata Acharya were found at the recording session of the upcoming Bengali film Conditions Apply at Red Earth Dream studio. The two recorded songs for the film which is directed by Amitava Bhattacharya and is based on the struggles of an actress who is a transgender.

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“I had initially refused to sing the song Dehadhin because I felt I had sung such songs too many times. But when I heard it later, I got hooked to it and I thought of changing my decision. I am happy that I actually took the decision of singing the song” said Somlata Acharya.

The film Conditions Apply is the story of an actress who is gender neutral. The film showcases the emotional and the spiritual changes of the actress and her protest against the hypocrisies of the society.

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Chirantan Banerjee who is the music director of the film said “I have composed the songs according to the mood of the film. The film has a sensitive topic and hence the songs are made in that way. There are four songs in the film and the lyrics have been penned by Akash Chakraborty and me. We are so obsessed with gender, that we categorize everything according to it”. Working on the film has changed the mindset of the young musician towards the trans-genders. “Earlier I used to avoid them. But now after being associated with this film, I have understood how much lonely they are. I now understand them better” said the young musician.

Chirantan Banerjee has also sung the title track of Arshinagar directed by Aparna Sen and starring Tollywood Hero Dev and has acted in the film as well.

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The film Conditions Apply boasts of a stellar cast consisting of Mumtaz Sorcar, Suchanda Chanda, Shilajit Majumdar, Rajesh Sharma, Chandan Sen, Anindya Banerjee and others.

Produced by Vinayak Pictures, the film is slated for release soon.

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Director Amitava Bhattacharya’s Upcoming Bengali Film ‘Conditions Apply’ to Present an Actress’s Struggle to Exist beyond the Gender Structure

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Director Amit and actress Chitrangada can be seen sipping tea from their cups and engaged in a deep conversation. A shout from the back called out “Ok! Cut”. And Lo! Director Amit becomes Shilajit Majumder and actress Chitrangada becomes Mumtaz Sorcar. No, this is not a piece from a magic show of P. C. Sorcar. This is simply a flashback scene of the upcoming Bengali film Conditions Apply which was being shot recently at a house near Hedua.

Debutant director Amitava Bhattacharya’s Conditions Apply is about an actress Chitrangada whose struggle is to exist beyond the gender structure prevalent in the society. The film will showcase what an individual has to face due to this hard core gender structure prevalent in our society.

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“The story is itself catchy and hence the title of the film has been so named. After food and clothes, human beings think about themselves. Hence sex revolution is the most prominent topic in discussion all over the world. People are very much concerned about the sexual orientations and hence I thought of picking up this topic for my debut film” said director Amitava Bhattacharya. The director also has plans of sending the film to some international film festivals before releasing the film in Kolkata.

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“When I started the film’s shooting, I was confused about how to portray the character. The character is becoming interesting and challenging with the passing of time. I often get lost in the role during the shooting. The graph of the character is going up and down. I even cried during one day’s shooting. I became Chitrangada for that moment. I have extremely high hopes from this film” said actress Mumtaz Sorcar.

The film has been shot in parts of Purulia and also in some places identified as Maoist areas.

Speaking in between shots, the director also added that his selection of Mumtaz for the role was solely because he found her body language to suit the role perfectly.

Producer Mr. Vinod Lahoti who had produced Chatrak and Kagojer Bou before said “I want to produce films which will make you think. I do not want to make the typical dancing around the trees commercial films and get box office success. I know my films may not give me a full packed hall but they will be assets for me. Hence I thought of backing this film which has a wonderful story to tell to the audience”.

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The music of the film has been composed by Chirantan Banerjee. “This film on transgender is a challenge for me and my director. There are three songs in the film. Akash Chakrabarty has written the lyrics of the song. One song has been sung by me, the other two by Somlata and Shilajit. Versagile, my band is composing the background score for the film and also helping in the music arrangement of the film” said the music director.

The film which is being produced by Mr. Vinod Lahoti of Vinayak Pictures shall be released in 2016.

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New Audio Music Album ‘Kyaa Baat’ by Band Versagile to Hit the Music Stores Soon; Fitting Festival Gift for Music Lovers

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It all started with a discussion held between the members of the band Versagile and Rudraksh media. They were seated at a studio and they thought of using the immense amount of talent that is there in the band Versagile. This led to the idea of making Kyaa Baat. The name and the visualization of the album had been done by Rudraksh.

Versagile is a band which had been formed by eminent singer- music composer Chirantan Banerjee. The name means Versatility with Agility. The band consists of Indranil, Anirban, Mimo, Debmalyo and Souvik. The band performs various genres of music like Sufi, Ghazal, Pop, Blues, Folk and others.

The album Kyaa Baat is an album of varied tastes. The album has six songs out of which three are in Bengali and three in Hindi. Rock, Pop, Latin, Sufi and even Bollywood styles have been incorporated in this album. The album has been made bilingual so that the songs reach out to a wide number of people.
‘Barota’ is a very unique song which has been penned down by Chirantan Banerjee. The song has 18 interpretations of the word BAROTA and has been hailed as one of the most thoughtful compositions of the composer. The sound design of the three Hindi songs have a Bollywood effect with a Versagile touch to it. The song DUI CHAI (lyrics by Akash Chakraborty), is a rock number which talks about Duniya (Society) interpreted as DUI NIA (in Bengali). The other songs in the album are: Dewana Dil mera, Aye Bekhabar, Arzoo and Je jai boluk by Sharnab Neogi.

This New Hindi-Bengali Bilingual audio music album will be launched at the Press Club of Kolkata on November 12 in the presence of city glitterati and shall be available in leading music stores across the city.

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