‘Doshhomi’ songs brings puja fervour 3 months ahead

Updated: Jul 03, 2012, 12:24 PM IST

Kolkata: With Durga puja hoardings coming up in the festival-loving city three months before puja, the songs of Bengali film `Doshhomi` were launched today with actors lending voices for the first time.

Cinestars Indraneil Sengupta, Koel Mallick sang along with other popular actors of the movie for the peppy song `elokeshi...`.

The film, slated to release this month, is the first experiment of a track sung by the cast in a Bengali film.

"Didn’t know that I can sing and even make people sway to my tunes. But I must admit my co-star Koel is a better singer though I too tried to sound like a professional vocalist," Kahaani actor Indraneil Sengupta, who is playing the male lead in the family entertainer revolving round romance with a US-returned girl at `para` pujo, told reporters.

"We had lots of masti while singing that number. You can basically call me a bathroom singer, but everybody here says I sang the `elokeshi` number not too badly as compared to others," Koel, said at the music launch of Doshommi, produced by Cinenine Productions, at a city mall.

Asked if the songs would top the FM charts in the run up to the puja, Indraneil retorted, "Why just before the pujas! Why not much before that?"

"Going by the whole experience I may visit the city during Durga Puja this year, which will then be my first puja feel in Kolkata," the Janala actor said.

Director Suman Maitra said the songs blended perfectly with the theme of the movie, a total entertainer and the chorus by the cast members was possibly a first in every aspect in Bengali films in recent times. There are six songs, two of them sung by Shaan and Rekha Bharadwaj.

"Hailing from Dakshineswar, which is in North Kolkata, the settings of the film, in a north Kolkata area, made me feel at home and the songs also fostered that nostalgia," actor Locket Chatterjee, the actor in Balukabela.Com, said.

Nameet Bajoria, of Cinenine Productions also gave credit to music director Debarpito Saha for recreating the perfect puja mood with his refreshing brand of music.