The audiences shall now get a marvelous feast of the two melodiously sweet songs, difficult to choose best among them, composed earlier by Pt. Hrudaynath Mangeshkar viz. ‘Tarun Aahe Ratra Ajuni’ and ‘Ye Re Ghana, Yere Ghana’ through the eagerly awaited mystery thriller film produced by P.S.J. Entertainment, ‘Anawat’, thanks to the competent direction of renowned director Gajendra Ahire. The youthful producer of this film, Puja Shekhar Jyoti, resolved to present both of these incomparably evergreen songs once in a new form of cinematic representation again before the audiences and succeeded in fulfilling this outstanding desire.
Having acquired a higher education of management from the Xavier’s School of Management at Jamshedpur, one of the best in India, Puja also underwent a rigorous formal education of film-making at the renowned ‘Whistling Woods Academy’ founded by distinguished Bollywood director Subhash Ghai and went about becoming the youngest producer of a Marathi feature film. Right in the first film being launched by her production house iconized after her initials, ‘P.S.J. Entertainment’, she boldly made a spirited attempt unique of its own kind to present the two marvelous and emotionally appealing songs on the silver-screen, deservingly known as the milestones in the history of music composed for Marathi films.
Right since outset she made relentless efforts to purchase the legal rights of reproducing these two songs from H.M.V. Saregama and recomposed them in a fresh new form of music considering the tastes of the new generation even while retaining their old charm after being blessed by the pious approval of Pt. Hrudaynath Mangeshkar, the original music director of these songs. Shankar Mahadevan, an able virtuoso of Pt. Hrudaynath Mangeshkar too, committed himself with boundless efforts and unmatched practice while delivering the composition of ‘Tarun Ahe Ratra Ajuni’ in a soothing voice and tone, that would declare him as the one and only disciple of Panditji deserving to step into the shoes he has worshipped so zealously. About this challenging experience, Shankar Mahadevan said, ‘It was a golden moment of my career in the sense I met the formidable two-fold challenge of retaining the old charm of this song that has captivated the entire previous generation altogether as it existed and yet regenerate the same in a fresh new look and feel , I am happy to have emerged successful in that audacious task. Our team, with Ehsan and Loy, are extremely delighted and also grateful to Pt. Hrudaynath Mangeshkar for granting us this gracious opportunity to make the musical orchestration for this film’.
Director of the film, Gajendra Ahire said, ‘The choice of these two historical and emotionally appealing songs has been made because they are indeed compatible to the needs of the screenplay of this film and the audiences will for sure uphold this unique experiment indeed. The audiences shall get to hear this song during the second week of October’.
Endowed with the skillful direction of the national award winning director Gajendra Ahire, the Marathi feature film ‘Anawat’ is based on the background of the then prevailing times of year 1975 in the regions of Konkan, Goa and Hyderabad. A truly ‘Period Cinema’ is being presented by retaining the cinematic fabric of the then prevailing times in 1975. Precisely for this purpose, a remote village in Konkan that has not yet been polluted by the modern times was chosen. Therefore indeed, Gajendra Ahire feels that this film is one of the best films ever directed by him throughout his career.
‘A terrifyingly thrilling film is shaping up , thanks to the story and screenplay designed with substance and glorified further by a potent direction’, said producer Ms. Puja Shekhar Jyoti while endorsing this opinion expressed by the director, Gajendra Ahire. She confidently expressed that this film will definitely appeal the audiences because of its hypnotizing and accurate cinematography seen never before in the Marathi film industry that perfectly captures the mystifying on-screen sequence of light and shadows and soothingly melodious music.
Popular already ever since the wave crated by the preceding successful films like ‘Duniyadari’ and ‘Zapatlela-2’, the pair of Adinath Kothare and Urmila Kanetkar, has been cast in the lead roles of this film along with Makrand Anaspure being seen in an altogether different role compared to his castings noticed so far in his career and also accompanied by other established actors like Kishor Kadam, Bhargavi Chirmule and Vibhavari Deshpande playing other important roles in the film. Blended with the acting potential and proven talent of these accomplished artistes of the modern times, the upcoming Marathi feature film ‘Anawat’ is scheduled to be released in the month of November for the audiences in Maharashtra to experience hair-raising thrills and terrifying mystery.