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Galaxy of Bollywood singers including Sonu Nigam, Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan, Kumar Sanu, Kunal Ganjawala, Bela Shende have lent their voice to a Ajay Naik s Marathi film “Hostel Days”. This may be perhaps for the first time ever that six Bollywood singers have sung for a Marathi Film. The music of “Hostel Days” released on 30th November in the Presence of Singer Kumar Sanu, Shaan, Kunal Ganjawala Bela Shende and Avdhoot Gupte in Mumbai. Other artists who have sung the songs include leading artists from the industry Priyanka Barve, Anandi Joshi and Rucha Bondre.
The songs are arranged, composed by director of the film Ajay Kishor Naik, who is also a leading writer in Marathi. His earlier Marathi films Bavre Prem He, Lagna Pahave Karun and Satrangi Re had proved successful on ticket window. Prarthana Behere, Aroh Welankar, Virajas Kulkarni, Akshay Tanksale and Sanjay Jadhav are in lead roles.
“Hostel Days” is being presented by Shree Parshwa Productions and Twenty four Studios and produced by Subhash Bora, Chandan Gehlot and Harvinder Singh of Shree Parshwa Productions in association with Ajay Naik Productions.
The story of the film revolves around the happenings at a hostel in Kopargaon in Satara in 1994. The decade of 1990 has witnessed many melodious songs that have carved a niche in the Indian music industry. The decade also saw hit songs by many leading Bollywood singers such as Sonu Nigam, Kumar Sanu, Shankar Mahadevan, Shaan, Kunal Ganjawala to Bela Shende. The director and music composer Ajay Naik wanted the golden era to be revived and revisited by giving similar kind of songs in Hostel Days. He wanted all these stalwarts to sing for the film. He had no words to express his joy when all of them agreed to sing for the film says Ajay Naik.
“While composing music and writing lyrics, I had the songs and music of 1990s in mind all the way. Many hit songs by Kumar Sanuji, Shankar Mahadevan’s Breathless creation, Sonu Nigam’s ever green Acchha Sila Diya Tune released in 1993, Shaan’s Musu Musu Hasi made to tap the feet in 1999, Bela Shende won Saregama in 1998….everything was mesmerizing. All of them agreed to sing for us,” said Naik.
The songs are composed, arranged and programmed by Ajay Naik, while they are penned by Guru Thakur and Mandar Chokar.The song-mixing and mastered is by Nitin Joshi and Chris Graham, and recording is done at Swaradhish Studio, Audio Garage, Sana Studio, Purple Haze and Sound Ideaz.
Kunal Ganjawala has sung Hostelchi Duniyadari while Shaan has lent his voice for Duniya Rang Rangili. Kumar Sanu and Bela Shende have sung Sabhovati Tujhe Hasu and Sonu Nigam has sung Haat Sutale Naate Tutale. Maitri in Shankar Mahadevan melodious voice has taken the music to entirely a new height.
“Hostel life has always had a special place in the memory of all those who have lived in a Hostel. And for those who couldn’t experience the Hostel Life ever, there has always been a fascination for it. The days spent in hostel always makes one nostalgic, while reminiscing those golden days of life,” says Director Ajay Naik while announcing the release date of the film.
He further said that there have been many successful films on College Life, made in all languages around the world; however this is a unique film based specifically on the Hostel life. Thus ’Hostel Days’ has already aroused a lot of curiosity among the film goers.
Subhash Bora producer of the Film says, “We are very happy to announce our first film directed by the multitalented Ajay Naik.” He added “The story deals with the Hostel Life in early 90s when there were no Mobile phones and Smart phones, no cable or dish TV, no internet and thus there was lot of fun. Hostel life back then was definitely more exciting than what it is now; hence today’s audiences will be reminded of those simpler times. This Musical film with its refreshing music will be really a feast to the audience.”