Golondaaj’s Raash mela song: Dev-starrer builds on the patriotic fervour amid festival celebrations
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Golondaaj’s Raash mela song: Dev-starrer builds on the patriotic fervour amid festival celebrations

The song meshes the patriotic fervour for freedom with the celebrations of Raash festival and blissful scenes of love blossoming between Nagendra and Komolini.

Hia Datta
Oct 08, 2021
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A still from the song.

Dhrubo Banerjee’s biographical sports drama/biopic Golondaaj is just about to release on the big screen on October 10. The film is about the trials and tribulations of Indian footballer Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikari, who is famously deemed as the father of Indian football. Dev plays Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikari, and joining him on the cast are Anirban Bhattacharya, Ishaa Saha, Alex O’ Neill, Indrasish Roy, and Srikanto Acharya. Shrikant Mohta and Mahendra Soni have backed the period film.

Ahead of the release of the big-budget film that is riding high on expectations, the makers released a song ‘Raasher Gaan,’ on the YouTube channel of SVF Entertainment.

Watch the song here.

Raasher Gaan unfolds into the festival of Raash Mela. Lord Krishna or Shyam as he is called in the song, is invoked to bestow his blessings for all things good, aligned with the quest for freedom.

‘Daake din shaadhin, shaadhin, shaadhin…’

..Goes the call for freedom that echoes out loud, musically and symbolically, placed against a backdrop of orange, red and white flags and a band of worshippers as Dev ushers in the idols of Radhe Shyam to the mandap. Beats of dhaak and showering of flowers fill in the scenes that coalesce into a montage of shots depicting the love of Dev’s Nagendra Prasad Sarbadhikari and Ishaa Saha’s Komolini, princess of Shobhabaajar and Nagendra’s wife. Srijato Bandopadhyay has penned the lyrics of the song that is composed by Bickram Ghosh. Shovon Ganguly and Ujjaini Mukherjee have rendered the song well, the latter’s vocals playing up towards the end of the video song.

More importantly, the scenes of the celebrations and conjugal loved-up moments also mesh with visuals of the football team coming together and the preparations for the match against the British going on full swing. Grit, gumption and the feverish ardour to make it up to the pride of the country and the soil by beating the Britishers in their own game rings resonantly through the song. Dev is seen wrestling it out in the akhara too. The melodious song works well for the patriotic premise of Golondaaj and the look-and-feel of Bengal under the British Raj is brought out too.

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