Mangaluru, Apr 18: City-based filmmaker Sandeep Malani has given a musical tribute to the world famous and much-acclaimed singer Konkan Kogul Wily Rebimbus in his Hindi film series ‘Maa – Yeh Cinemaa Hai’. Malani has used the famous yesteryear’s romantic Konkani song of the singer, ‘Mog Tuzo Kithlo Ashelon’ and has used it as the title track for his film. The new track has been composed and sung jointly by the present popular young singers Prajoth D’Sa and Ashwin D’Costa.
“The song 'Mog Tuzo Kithlo Ashelom', has been my all time favorite song since my childhood and Wilfy uncle has been my favorite singer and a inspiration for my upbringing in the field of arts, music and dance. When I planned the title track of Maa, it just flashed to me that I should use the song. So, firstly I went to uncle’s grave and prayed for his departed soul and asked his permission through my prayers. And then, I approached Meena aunty (Meena Rebimbus) and Vishwas, who happily gave me the permission to use the track. That itself was a miracle. Next, I approached talented singers Prajoth and Ashwin, who came together and created magic with their voice. We retained the feel of the song, and added English and Hindi lyrics to it. As the original track was a romantic song, we changed a word from it, and made it a soulful emotional song between mother and son,” says Malani.
Recently, Malani had the title song poster released at Rebimbus' residence with Meena Rebimbus and Vishwas Rebimbus doing the honors, and the audio track was released with Wilfy Rebimbus' blessings at his grave. Also, simultaneously it was released in Bengaluru by Malani's wife Reshma Malani and her parents Roseline Sequeira and Joseph Rajan.
The track will have famous artist Chitra Mitra sketching the portrait of a mother that will be shot with the titles of the film appearing and it is been presented at the beginning of the film series.
The series, with 100 stars in it has many Mangalurean talented artists that include Meena Malani playing the title role, along with Deepali Khambadkone, Vinny Fernandes, Juliet Aranha, Nigel Pereira, Reshma Malani, Sarojini Shetty, Gita Suvarna, Saiheel Rai, Mohammed Aashiq, Cherrie Ash, Silver Malani, Chirag Kundapur, Jaison Melroy, Danel Cutinha, Avinash Poojary, Ajit Shetty, Ashwin Rao, Varsha Acharya, Clerry Fernandes, Valerian Fernandes, Thirumalesh, Umesh KT, Roy Sequeira, Mohammed Kabeer among others.
The other principal characters from Bengaluru and Mumbai include Sanjukta Ghosh, Shubha Raksha, Sharanya Kaur, Anitha Dulam, Ranjeet Jha, Bharath Laksmikanth, Mahendra Pandey, Mahesh Dulam, Anitha Dulam, Shivam Kataria, Kkewal Vyas, Prayas Singh, Jagruti Mehta, Akash Hora, Shona Chabbra to name a few.
The film series deals with mother sentiment, woman empowerment and family sentiment that can be viewed by everyone. It will be premiered on Mothers' Day in Mangaluru and thereafter will be shown on a weekly basis on Daijiworld 24x7 Television.
Edited by Santosh Chawla, music by Karthik Venkatesh, Prajoth Dsa, Nitin Acharya and Punith Ranganathan, the film is being scripted, screenplay and direction by Sundeep Malani. Its produced jointly by Ranjeet Jha, Santosh Chawla, Edward D'Souza and Sandeep Malani for Malani Talkies, RKJ Productions and The Studio Agency.