Music is an integral part of lifestyle of Indian people. The end of last year – year 2015 was very musical for me. It was after many years I had gone to the theatre to watch the musical movie “Katyar Kaljat Ghusli”. Not only watching but also listening that movie was a very different, wonderful experience. The movie is based on Marathi musical drama, “Katyar Kaljat Ghusli” which remained a famous musical drama throughout it’s history due to it’s singers and music. It is having special place in the heart of people who likes to listen classical music.
The original story of drama is somewhat changed in the movie and there is also change of some songs. Only some of the songs from drama are used in the movie with some of their first lines. Some new songs are added in the movie which are not in the drama. The new music is given by the Shankar - Ehsaan – Loy, but the old music given by Pt. Jitendra Abhisheki for songs in the drama is kept as it is, without any change. It is great that the new music easily got mixed up with the old music and it is difficult for the new audience to differentiate between the old and new songs.
By listening those songs what I felt was the songs are purposely kept smaller, so that the music will attract even that audience who do not like to listen classical music and get bored due to it. The music of the movie is successful in that aspect and I have seen many youngsters who had seen this movie twice, thrice or more than that just for it’s music. Many people get interested in classical music after listening the music of this movie and they are turning to see the original musical drama.
It is not only the musical drama, but also the classical singers like Rahul Deshpande, Mahesh Kale who had sung the songs in the movie are getting huge response from the audience for their singing programmes. Surely it’s credit goes to the music of the movie which won the hearts of the people. Not only music but also acting and direction are good. It is unbelievable to hear that it is the director’s first attempt to direct the movie. Though the movie is not reached to the height of that dramatic effect which was experienced in musical drama, it’s good music, good acting, good direction with a somewhat different story overall gives a wonderful experience which is sufficient to attract new audience. Even non Maharastrian people were seemed to eager to watch this movie. That’s why this film gave tough competition to Hindi movies which were released on the same day of Diwali. This movie and it’s music both made Maharastrian people’s Diwali festive.
For me this movie and it’s music gave me a pleasant experience and I was quite satisfied while coming out of the theatre. So I will say about it’s music that it’s really goes straight to the heart as it’s name suggest- “Katyar Kaljat Ghusli”.
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