Bringing a whiff of fresh air to the Assamese film industry with a musical romantic treat this season, ‘Tumi Ahibaane’ – the feature film directorial debut of Prerana Barbarooah – promises to be a retreat from chaos and turbulence all around. At the music launch of the film recently, the cast and crew celebrated the first-ever launch of the music of an Assamese film in 250 countries.
Starring Ravi Sarma and Barasha Rani Bishaya as the lead pair, Gunjan Bharadwaj, Moonmi Phukan in supporting roles, the film also has veterans like Nipon Goswami and Arun Nath.
In Tarali Sarma’s music direction, the film has a mellifluous background score and also the voice of Zubeen Garg in two songs. Other songs have been sung by Tarali Sarma and Mrinal Baishnav. The film has an Assamese rap song, too, by a new talent, Akku.
“The movie, in its essence, is a sensitive love story, an old school romantic film that is more expressive and musical rather than an overt show of affection. Tarali’s background score is one of the best people have heard so far,” director Prerana Barbarooah said.
Though a debutante for a full-length commercial film, Prerana has many documentaries and short films to her credit. ‘Tumi Ahibaane’ has been produced by Bibi Devi Barbarooah.
The film is scheduled to release on September 22 and the music is available now on all the music apps and websites.
At the music launch event onboard a cruise on the Brahmaputra, the stars of the flick recreated some scenes. “It was a delight to work with the like-minded, positive thinking team. Hope people would like the effort and it would strike the right chord with the audience,” said Ravi Sarma.
“The film has a soothing effect, a welcome retreat from the action-packed, high-decibel films,” said Barsha Rani Bishaya.
“As school friends and later joining the allied profession, Prerana and I have done many projects together till date. With a great thrust on creativity and vogue, it has the potential to attract people to the theatre. Along with a dash of folk music, there is a lot of flute, piano and guitar for the soft romantic compositions,” Tarali Sarma said.