Soni Razdan starrer 'No Fathers In Kashmir' released a new song on Friday. Sung by an acclaimed singer from Srinagar and composed by two famous French music composers, the song is a adaption of a love poetry by Habba Khatoon.
Kashmiri music is a culture of its own and has long been a pivotal part of the local art and culture scenario. The much talked about film No Fathers in Kashmir starring Soni Razdan, Ashvin Kumar, Anshuman Jha, Kulbushan Kharbanda has just released its first song titled Roshay. Originally Roshay is a folk song first written by a celebrated Kashmiri poet, Habba Khatoon who has been referred to as the Nightingale of Kashmir. The song’s lyrics are a cry for love which was written and sung by Habba.
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The song is a rendition of this folk song which is sacred to the part of Kashmir and their heritage. Interestingly the song was first given to life by Ali Saifuddin who is a celebrated young singer from Kashmir. His vocals were then given to film’s music composer in France. Loik Dury and Christophe ‘Disco’ Minck who are both celebrated musicians and music composers from France and they took Ali’s vocals and mixed it to keep the original authentic Kashmiri feel. They used instruments while arranging the music which are now rarely used in musical arrangements one of them being the Cristal Baschet which is now almost never used by anyone.
The trailer introduces us to two teenagers who show Kashmir like never before with some gripping visuals. 'No Fathers in Kashmir' is a unique mix of the fight for truth and compassion while being tender, heart-warming and about universal human emotions directed by Oscar® nominated filmmakers and two-time national award winning writer & director, Ashvin Kumar.
According to the reports, the film certificate is yet to be granted by CBFC and is still pending ‘approval’ despite the FCAT granting the order to pass the UA certificate to the film which is due for release on 5th April.
The film tells the tale of Noor and Majid played by newcomers Zara Webb and Shivam Raina respectively. The two are on a journey to find their respective fathers who have gone missing in the valley. The film raises several imperative questions, about compassion and empathy of those in the valley and its many realities.
Lead star of the film, Soni Razdan said, “I have a personal liking towards Kashmir because I’m a half Kashmiri. When I read this script and Ashvin first sent me the script I found it very interesting because here was a film that showed the reality. There have been many films on Kashmir but this one isn’t peppered by drama, love stories and other things. It’s what truly is representative of how the situation is in the valley. And that’s what drew me to the film”.
The film marks the acting debut of the filmmaker Ashvin Kumar along with other actors Anshuman Jha, Soni Razdan and Kulbhushan Kharbanda. Ashvin has also written and produced the film, along with executive Producer Varoon Vesuna.
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