Angaraag (Papon) Mahanta is a name that does not need any introduction. His resonant voice echoes in the hearts of his countless fans. Not only in the North-East, Papon has received massive appreciation and acceptance in Bollywood with massive hits like ‘Humnava’, ‘Kyon’, ‘Sun le re’, ‘Khudse’, ‘Jiyein Kyun’, ‘Moh Moh Ke Dhaage’ for which he also received the Filmfare Award recently at a function held in Dubai. He has to his credit won the very popular Prag Cine Award, JD Rock Award, GIMA Award, Star Screen Award and Mirchi Music Award among others in his musical journey.
This time, Papon will add another feather to his cap by being associated as a guest music director in Hengool Theatre. This will be the first time that Papon will be associated as a music director in mobile theatre. The play is Rajdweep’s ‘Bonoriya’ which will be staged by Hengool Theatre in the upcoming 2016-17 season.
Previously, Papon had lent his voice in the recitation of Rajdweep’s ‘Akou Edin’, a poem which was also staged by Hengool Theatre back in 2014-15. He also rendered his voice for the song titled ‘Di Jowa’ for Rajdweep’s ‘Boliya Krishna’ staged by Hengool Theatre back in the 2015-16 season. This will however be the first time that he will compose songs for a play in mobile theatre. The singer shared his feelings saying that, ‘Mobile Theatre is a cultural asset for us for and we are very proud of it. Many renowned artists and cultural activists have worked in this industry which has ensured its strong foundation in Assam. It’s really an honor for me to be associated with this industry.’
He also added that the theme of ‘Bonoriya’ has a lot of influence from incidents of our daily lives. Papon’s music will be another remarkable feature of the play. The play will be directed by Sankalpajit Hazarika, producer of Hengool Theatre. For the upcoming season, popular artists Prasenjit Borah, Syamontika Sharma and Amrita Gogoi have already been signed up for the lead roles. Papon recently debuted as a music director in the mega serial ‘Mayabini Ratir Kolat’, telecast on Rang Channel which has also been penned by Rajdweep.