संगीतमय ‘एक तारा’


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ओपन स्टेज, रोषणाईने उजळलेला रंगमंच, भरगच्च प्रेक्षागृह, तबल्यापासून गिटारपर्यंत विविध इंडो-वेस्टर्नम्युझिक इन्स्ट्यूमेन्टसच्या सुरांनी भारलेला आसमंत..  प्रचंड हल्लकल्लोळ माजवणारी.. एकाच ताला-सुरात मग्नहोऊन धुंदीत गाणारी-नाचणारी तरुणाई आणि त्यांना आपल्या सुरावटींवर-भेदक तानांवर लक्ष एकवटवणारा ‘एकतारा’. सामान्यतः हे चित्र म्युझिक कॉनसर्टसचं. तरुणाईच्या गळ्यातले ताईत असणारे हे तारे.. त्यांचे स्टारडम,त्यांची एक झलक पाहण्याकरिताही खूप आसुसलेले असतात. रसिकांना मंत्रमुग्ध करणाऱ्या या ताऱ्यांचा-कलाकारांचा इथवरचा प्रवास हा जितका सहजसोपा दिसतो, ज्यावर तरुणाई भुलते तो खरंच तितकासरळसोपा असतो का..? या यशामागे, ग्लॅमरमागेखरंच काय दडलंय..? असण्यापासून दिसण्यापर्यंतची त्यांचीधडपड.. या सगळ्या पडद्यामागील गोष्टींचा उहापोह ‘एक तारा’ या चित्रपटाद्वारे गायक – संगीतकार- दिग्दर्शक अवधूत गुप्ते यांच्या दृष्टीकोनातून रेखाटला गेला आहे.

रईस लष्करिया निर्मित आणि अवधूत गुप्ते दिग्दर्शित महत्वाकांक्षी चित्रपट ‘एक तारा’ ३० जानेवारीला चित्रपटगृहातदाखल होत आहे. चित्रपटाची उत्सुकता लक्षात घेता प्रदर्शनाआधी चित्रपटाच्या संगीत अनावरणाचादिमाखदार सोहळा मुंबईत आयोजित करण्यात आला होता. हिंदी-मराठी चित्रपटसृष्टीतील नामवंत कलाकारांची यासोहळ्याला असलेली उपस्तिथी लक्षवेधी ठरली. शिवसेनेचे आमदार प्रताप सरनाईक, अस्लमलष्करीया, अभिनेता रितेश देशमुख, बॉलीवूडमधील प्रसिद्ध संगीतकार साजिद-वाजीद, निर्माते-दिग्दर्शक-अभिनेतेसचिन पिळगांवकर, महेश मांजरेकर, मकरंद देशपांडे, ज्येष्ठ गायक सुरेश वाडकर तसेच चित्रपटाची टीमआणि असंख्य मान्यवरांच्या उपस्थितीत हा नयनरम्य सोहळा रंगला.

रईस ल्ष्करिया प्रोडक्शन्सने स्वराज्य.. मराठी पाऊल पडते पुढे! या दर्जेदार मराठी चित्रपटाद्वारा मराठीचित्रपटसृष्टीत दमदार पाऊल टाकले. स्वराज्य नंतर एक तारा आणि तो येतो या दोन आगामी चित्रपटांची घोषणाकरत त्यांनी मराठीत चित्रपटसृष्टीत आपले पाय भक्कमपणे रोवण्यास सुरुवात केली आहे असं म्हटलं वावगं ठरणारनाही. या सोहळ्यादरम्यान आपल्या पहिल्या आणि आगामी चित्रपटांचा ट्रेलर दाखवून रईस ल्ष्करीया प्रॉडक्शनचादर्जेदार कलाकृती सादर करण्याचा मनसुबा व्यक्त केला.

अवधूत गुप्तेंचा चित्रपट म्हणजे संगीतमय पर्वणीच! ‘एक तारा’ हा संगीतप्रधान चित्रपट असल्यामुळे यातीलगाण्यांची गंमतच न्यारी आहे. तब्बल १३ गाण्यांचा रसस्वाद ‘एक तारा’मधून रसिकप्रेक्षकांसोबतचकानसेनानांही घेता येणार आहे. गीतकार गुरु ठाकूर यांनी ‘एक तारा’साठी लिहिलेली वेगवेगळ्या बाजाच्या गीतांनाअवधूत गुप्तेंनी आपल्या संगीताच्या लहरींनी स्वरसाज चढवून न्याय तर दिलाच पण आपल्याकडूनही चत्रुस्रगीतलेखन करून घेतल्याबद्दल आभार मानले. या रम्यवेळी अवधूत गुप्ते, ज्ञानेश्वर मेश्राम, मुग्धा कऱ्हाडे तसेचबालगायक विदित पाटणकर यांचे स्वर उपस्थितीत कलाकार-तंत्रज्ञांच्या पसंतीस उतरले. गायकांच्या पर्फोर्मन्सनीसाऱ्यांची मनमुराद दादही  मिळवली.

तरुणांच्या आवडी-निवडी जपत.. बोली शब्दांची योग्य सांगड घालत, ओठी रुळणारी ‘जिंदगी हे झाड’, ‘ठोक साला’, ‘विसर तू (रॉक)’, ‘हर काश में’, ही वेड लावणारी गुरु ठाकूरची गीते तर अवधूत गुप्तेंच्या लेखणीतून ‘येड लागलं’, ‘देवा तुझ्या नावाचं येड लागलं’, ही दोन भक्तिमय गीतं खरोखरीच उत्तमरीत्या सांधलीगेलीयेत. तसेच ‘वाली तू लेकरांचा’, ‘जय जय रामकृष्ण हरी’, ‘चालते नाणे’ आणि ‘अर्ध्या हळकुंडानं’ हे मॉडन भारुडही खासचं जमून आलंय. चित्रपटातील गाण्यांच्या बाजाप्रमाणे सुरेश वाडकर, स्वप्निल बांदोडकर,ज्ञानेश्वर मेश्राम, विदित पाटणकर, मुग्धा कऱ्हाडे आणि अवधूत गुप्ते या कसलेल्या गायकांकडून त्यांच्या सुरेलस्वरात गाऊन घेतली आहेत. तसेच अवधूत गुप्तेंच्या मैत्रीखातर दिग्दर्शक अभिजीत पानसे आणि साउंड रेकॉर्डीस्टअवधूत वाडकर यांनीही आपल्या आवाजाची कमाल आजमावली आहे.

संतोष जुवेकर, तेजस्विनी पंडित, उर्मिला निंबाळकर, सागर करंडे, सुनील तावडे, मंगेश देसाई आणि चैतन्य चंद्रात्रे यांच्या प्रमुख भूमिका असलेल्या ‘एक तारा’ ची कथा लिहिली आहे अवधूत गुप्ते, सचिन दरेकर यांनी तरपटकथा-संवाद सचिन दरेकर यांचे आहेत.  सादिक लष्करीया, विशाल घाग सहनिर्मित विशाल देवरुखकर यांचे सहदिग्दर्शन लाभलेल्या ‘एक तारा’चं छायांकन अमलेंदू चौधरी यांचे असून शैलेश महाडिक कला दिग्दर्शक आहेत. संकलक इम्रान महाडिक, फैझल महाडिक तर वेशभूषा अश्विनी कोचरेकर यांनी केली आहे.

Musical ‘Ek Taraa’

Open-air dais illuminated with dazzling lighting, fully-packed auditorium with curious audience and the overall atmosphere overwhelmed by the tunes of scores of musical instruments ranging from Tabla to Guitar accompanied by the dashing youthful gathering of youngsters lavishly dancing amid the downpour of the deafening sound of music forcing them to be focused on his penetrating tunes generated by the compeer ‘Ek Taraa’. Usually, this is the typical landscape of a music concert. The entire generation of the youth yearns to get even a single glimpse of their beloved stars and their stardom. The entire journey of these world-famous stars appears to be very easy which captivates the youth so easily but does their passage of life indeed so easy as much as it appears to be? What is the reality that is hiding behind this fascinating success and enviable glamour? How profound are their personal efforts that contribute to their mere existence to their being showmanship? The saga of the life and lives of these grand stars has been portrayed through the film ‘Ek Taraa’ through the viewpoint of renowned singer-musician-director Avadhoot Gupte.

This ambitious film ‘Ek Taraa’ produced by Rais Lashkaria and directed by Avadhoot Gupte is scheduled to release on 30th January. A dazzling and ceremonious function for the music launch of this thrilling film had been convened in Mumbai before the release of this film considering the exciting curiosity about this grand film. The presence of several famous artistes from the Marathi and Hindi film industry proved to be a glittering attraction of this event. This dazzling function took place in the auspicious presence of several dignitaries like Shivsena MLA Pratap Sarnaik, Aslam Lashkaria, Actor Ritesh Deshmukh, renowned music directors of Bollywood Sajid-Wajid, veteran producer-director-actor Sachin Pilgaonkar, Mahesh Manjrekar, Makrand Deshpande, distinguished singer Suresh Wadkar along with the entire star cast of the film and several other renowned personalities.

Rais Lashkaria Productions made a confident entry in the Marathi film industry through a quality film like ‘Swarajya….Marathi Paul Padate Pudhe’. It would not prove wrong to say that they have started gaining solid foundation in the world of Marathi cinema through their two upcoming films viz. ‘Ek Taraa’ and ‘To Yetoy’. During the course of this exciting event, Rais Lashkaria Productions highlighted their intent of launching quality films in the years to come by displaying the promos of their upcoming films.

It need not be mentioned that Avadhoot Gupte’s film is essentially a lavish feast of music given the fact that ‘Ek Taraa’ too is a music-centric film. No wonder, the audible fragrance of the songs included in this film is indeed outstanding. A whopping number of 13 songs will facilitate both the thirsty viewers and eager ear-worshippers through this upcoming film ‘Ek Taraa’. Renowned lyricist Guru Thakur not only expressed explicit thanks to Avadhoot Gupte for rendering wholesome justice to the variety of these songs based on altogether different fabric of tunes through his melodious music but he also expressed his immense gratitude for being induced to compose a plethora of songs each based on a different theme altogether. The audio presentations of several singers like Avadhoot Gupte, Dnyaneshwar Meshram, Mugdha Karhade and the child artist Vidit Patankar won loud applause of the audiences.

Several captivating songs with youthful wordings and compositions that address the choices of the next generation youth such as ‘Jindagi He Zaad’, ‘Thok Salaa’, ‘Visar Tu’ (Rock) or ‘Har Kaash Mein’ composed by lyricist Guru Thakur and two songs to worship the almighty viz. ‘Yed Lagala’ and ‘Devaa Tuzyaa Navacha Yed Lagala’ have proved to be excellent compositions. Beside, the modern presentation of Bharud songs viz. ‘Waali Tu Lekarancha’, “Jay Jay Ram Krishna Hari’, ‘Chalate Nane’ and ‘Ardhyaa Halkundane’ too need to be mentioned explicitly. Depending upon the musical fabric of an individual song, corresponding expert singers such as Suresh Wadkar, Swapnil Bandodkar, Dnyaneshwar Meshram, Vidit Patankar, Mugdha Karhade and Avadhoot Gupte have been deployed for singing these songs. Moreover, director Abhijit Panse and Sound Recordist Avadhoot Wadkar too have tried the strength of their voices for the sake of their friendly relations with director Avadhoot Gupte.

The main star cast of the film ‘Ek Taraa’ includes Santosh Juvekarr, Tejaswini Pandit, Urmila Nimbalkar, Sagar Karande, Sunil Tawade, Mangesh Desai and Chaitanya Chandratre. The story of this film has been composed by Avadhoot Gupte and Sachin Darekar whereas the screenplay and dialogues have been penned by Sachin Darekar. Produced by Sadik Lashkaria and Co-Produced by Vishal Ghag, the assistant director of the film ‘Ek Taraa’ is Vishal Devrukhkar. Cinematography of this film has been handled under the meticulous eyes of Amalendu Chaudhari and Shailesh Mahadik is the art director of this film. Editing has been carried out by Imran Mahadik and Faizal Mahadik an Ashwini Kocharekar has been the costume designer of this ambitious film ‘Ek Taraa’ releasing on 30th January.

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