The makers of India’s first truly multilingual film ‘III Smoking Barrels’ have gone ahead to release the first song from their film. The song titled ‘Yeh Tishnagi’ is a rock and contemporary Bollywood style song which has been composed and sung by Papon. Releasing in both languages, Hindi and Assamese, the lyrics for the Hindi version have been penned by Vaibhav Modi while the lyrics for the Assamese version titled ‘Uttorbihin’ have been written by Rajdweep.
Talking about the song, writer-director Sanjib Dey says, “‘Yeh Tishnagi’ is a very special song. We got Papon to sing the song because he is not just an extremely talented singer but also because he connects with the North East as much as the rest of the country. He brings a certain rustic touch and range and has beautifully rendered his vocals to the song. It was a great experience collaborating with him.”
Singer Papon says, “It was an enriching experience singing the same song in Hindi and Assamese. It is my earnest hope that stories from the Northeast through song and film are enjoyed by the rest of the country. I hope the audiences connect to both the versions and equally love the song.”
‘III Smoking Barrels’ which has been shot on a grand visual scale beautifully intertwines three issues that beset the Northeast India, namely, children involved in armed conflicts, drug addiction and abuse which is a big threat to Indian youth and animal poaching and the necessity of wild life conservation with each of them exploring a different stage of human life.
Starring Indraneil Sengupta, Subrat Dutta, Shiny Gogoi, Siddharth Boro, Mandakini Goswami and Amrita Chattopadhyay among others, produced by Amit Malpani and written and directed by Sanjib Dey, ‘III Smoking Barrels’ releases on 21st September 2018.