Bickram Ghosh on ‘Avijatrik’ music: I had to recreate new music to resonate with audience

Subharajit Mitra’s ‘Avijatrik’ saw a full house screening at the 26 th Kolkata International Film Festival and it makes the team immensely pleased. The lead cast of the film, Arjun Chakrabarty, Ditipriya Roy and Saheb Chatterjee along with music director Bickram Ghosh, present at the screening and press conference after that, feels super excited.

Bickram Ghosh who has done the music of this film said: “I started where my Guruji Pandit Ravi Shankar left off. So that was a huge burden and pressure for me. I had to recreate new music that will resonate with the audience and yet had to retain the magic and charm of the music created by my Guruji. I have tried to do that with music. And when the youngsters in the audience came up to me and said they liked the music, I felt happy that my hard work paid off.”

With ‘Avijatrik’ (The Wanderlust of Apu) – the enduring and endearing character of Apu returns after 60 years on the big screen! It is the sequel to the classic Apu Trilogy, directed by Satyajit Ray. The plot takes off from where Apu Trilogy had ended in 1959 with ‘Apur Sansar’. The story revolves around a sublime bond between a father (Apu) and his 6-year-old son (Kajol). The film has explored a beautiful tapestry of pure interpersonal relationships to recreate the magic of Apu– sharing adventures with his beloved son, Kajol.

‘Avijatrik’ has been shot in black and white at 68 locations to retain the rich aesthetic flavor that compliments its backdrop of 1940’s India.