Mumbai: The makers of India’s first 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. 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 said, “‘Yeh Tishnagi’ is a very special song. Papon 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.”
Talking about his enriching experience, Papon said, “It was great 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’ intertwines three issues that beset Northeast India, namely, children involved in armed conflicts, drug addiction and abuse which is a big threat to Indian youth. It also talks about animal poaching and the necessity of wildlife conservation with each of them exploring a different stage of human life.
The flick also stars Indraneil Sengupta, Subrat Dutta, Shiny Gogoi, Siddharth Boro, Mandakini Goswami and Amrita Chattopadhyay among others. Produced by Amit Malpani, written and directed by Sanjib Dey, ‘III Smoking Barrels’ will hit the theaters September 21.