Another Bangla rock star lands in films

Last Updated: Mar 22, 2012, 10:16 AM IST

Kolkata: In line with the recent trend of Bangla rock music stars directing film music, the frontman of a prominent rock band in the city will wield the baton for an upcoming film.

Sidhu, the lead singer of `Cactus`, a band which came into prominence in the 90s, will employ his skill in music direction in film ‘Namte Namte’, which deals with a middle class family`s struggle, along with hugely popular radio jockey and actor Mir.

Mir has his own rock band `Bandage` and even acts in TV programmes.

"I am excited to be associated with the contemporary Bengali films which are undergoing interesting changes in terms of story, treatment and cinematic language," Sidhu said.

The singer told in a recent press meet that he was happy to follow in the footsteps of `Chandrabindoo`, another popular Bangla rock group, and Rupam Islam of `Fossils` who have either composed music for films or have lent their voices.

Asked to differentiate between lyrics of a private album and those of films, he said film lyrics are situational whereas the lyrics of a song sung by a band are coined to
express the singer`s particular idea about life.

The film ‘Namte Namte’ will have another first its five songs have been written by young Bengali poet Srijato.

"To me, mental connection is very important and for my first movie too I have joined hands with those artists with whom my vibes match," Sidhu said

Besides Bengali singer Rupankar, Shreya Ghosal, who is quite regular in Bengali film music, is also likely to sing a song for the movie.

The director of ‘Namte Namte’, Rana Sarkar, said his movie, which has Rupa Ganguly, Rajatava Dutta and Saswata Chatterjee in lead roles, is a "depiction of how a family struggles to survive against socio-economic adversities".

PTI