The evergreen super star Ravi Kishan recently walked on Patna roads to promote his latest release “Ranveer’ produced by Altura films, an associate company of famous south Indian film makers AK Entertainment and 14 Reels Entertainment. Kajal Raghwani was also with Ravi Kishan in the road show and so were present Anant Singh and lots of Ravi Kishan fans. Ranveer was released on 25th May in Bihar.(Uday Bhagat report)
Bittu Sardarm the famous distributor of Bihar and Mumbai territories has now entered film production and shooting of his first Bhojpuri film “Rickshawala I Love You” was started recently at Chandivali Studio of Mumbai. The lead pair is of Dinesh Lal Yadav Nirahua and Pakhi Hegde. Ajay Srivastava is directing the film.(Prashant Nishant report)
The Hindi film “Gang of Wassepur” has a song ‘BIhar ke lala..’ by Manoj Tiwari Mridul and is going to be shown at the Kann FIlm Festival. Manoj Tiwari says that this is the fullfillment of his long cherished dream. Manoj Tiwari will now participate in this festival. Producer Anurag Kashyap says that as the film is totally Bihar based he could not have thought of not using Manoj Tiwari’s voice. (Shashikant Singh report)
Though Kalpana Patowary belongs to Assam, she very speedily gained the status of most popular Bhojpuri singer. To pay back the debt of this Bhojpuri love and popularity Kalpana has done what no one had even thought about. She has presented ‘The Legacy of Bhikhari Thakur’ at international level. Her latest Bhojpuri album ‘The Legacy of Bhikhari Thakur’ has been released by the world famous music company Virgin Recordes/EMI Music. And by June 2012 this costliest Bhojpuri album will be available in all the music retail outlets, malls, and Planet M stores. Though the cost of the album is Rs.195/- its value is tremendous and it is in reality a bargain offer for Bhojpuri lovers. It is hoped that with this album the Bhojpuri music will reach the rich society also who rarely listens to the ‘popular’ Bhojpuri music.
The album contains nine songs and these include Bhikahri Parichay, Dagaria Johat Na, Babu Ji, Ramlila Gaan, Piyari Sundari, Kalyug Prem, Lagania, Raas Lila, and Bidhata. With these carefully selected Bhikhari songs the listner shall become acquainted with the life and works of Bhikhari Thakur who was called “the Shakespere of Bhojpuri” by none else but the well known multilinguist scholar Pt. Rahul Sanskrityayan.
Fortunately, I have had the pleasure of listening these songs even before its release and in my humble opinion Kalpana Patowary has done full justice to Bhikhari Thakur. Though at a few places her Bhojpuri pronunciation shows some hiatus but that should be overlooked considering Bhojpuri is not the language of Kalpana. She came from Assam and in a very short span became the Bhojpuri Kokila. Her idol is Bhupen Hazarika and as a tribute to the Bhojpuri music and culture Kalpana decided to research for some one in Bhojpuri who was akin to what Bhupen was to Assamese. She found Bhikhari Thakur and after a very prolonged research she has presented this album.
I salute Kalpana Patowary for the service she has given to Bhojpuri and wish her latest Bhojpuri album reaches all Bhojpuri households.
Well done Kalpana !
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The historical film, “Ganga Jamuna Saraswati”, to star all the three leadind super stars Ravi Kishan, Manoj Tiwari, and Dinesh Lal Yadav Nirahua is complete now. This is produced by the Bhojpuri Movie Moughal Alok Kumar who had announced to produce this film at the banks of river Ganges at Varanasi duting the ETV Bhojpuri Film Festival. That was the day when a ‘truce’ was announced between Manoj Tiwari and Ravi Kishan.(Prashant Nishant report)