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Music of Atkan-Chatkan gets thumbs up from Lata Mangeshkar and Zakir Hussein

Writer-director Shiv Hare’s Atkan Chatkan has earned rave reviews from industry’s stalwarts. AR Rahman, who presented the film, received thumbs up from none other than the nightingale of India – Lata Mangeshkar. The songs, especially the meaningful lyrics and melodious music have been appreciated by tabla maestro Zakir Hussein, South super-star Mohanlal and musical legend Ilayraja.

The film has received huge acclaim from the industry bigwigs and actors and not only they conveyed their appreciation personally but have also posted on their social media. In the era of dark adult content suddenly after long gap, family audiences felt breeze of fresh air with positive vibes Atkan Chatkan emits. That’s why it’s being received with so much of warmth and love by everyone especially sensible audiences who look for real content always having fresh appeal.

Shiv Hare said, “Like I said, AR Rahman had presented the film and Shivamani contributed to the music of the film. I am just humbled by the kind of appreciation a simple yet innocent film like Atkan Chatkan has received love and respect from the entire fraternity and masses. I am also glad that a children’s film music has been appreciated by legendary musicians of the country.”

Music is one of the lead characters in the movie and Shivamani lends gravitas to the script with his unmatched talent. It’s heartwarming and uplifting to see kids supporting each other and smiling through the pain and agony, hopeful of a better future.

Atkan Chatkan surely is becoming the game changer movie with the positive word-of-mouth publicity and might have unknowingly opened the door for new era for soulful content.

Amitriyaan: Atkan-Chatkan was an emotional ride for me, challenging too

Amitriyaan is an award-winning versatile actor who received acclamation for his debut film “Manya” and is known for his work in Bollywood films like “Satya-2” by Ram Gopal Varma, and “332” by Sangeeth Sivan. In his recently released film “Atkan Chatkan” which is being presented by AR Rahman, the actor plays the role of Vishnu, father to the protagonist Guddu in the film. Amitriyaan found it quite challenging to play this role, he confesses to us.

He said, “Playing Vishnu was a little tricky for me as an actor, because I had to portray someone older. It’s an intense role and someone who is fighting his inner demons with no one around to share his innermost thoughts. This often leads to him drinking alcohol and venting out frustration on his son Guddu. To look like Vishnu, I had to shed seven kilos. Since it is a musical film, I also learnt Pakhwaaj instrument. I am happy that director Shiv Hare took me for this role. In fact, Shiv and I started our struggle in filmmaking around the same time. He had narrated the script to me a few years back and I had told him I would work even with a little less remuneration. Atkan Chatkan was an emotional ride. It was worth the wait and it helped me evolve as an actor.”

Amitriyaan also shares how he did not enjoy shouting at a child because of his role. He said, “I hope the masses connect with my character because I can relate to the dilemma Vishnu portrayed in the film. When you actually have no one to share your warmth and frustration that warmth comes out as fire to burn your own people around and I felt sad that though in character, I had to shout at a child in the film.”

Amitriyaan is focusing on subject-oriented films in the future. He said, “Christopher Nolan’s filmmaking style I like a lot. Johnny Depp,  Leonardo Dicaprio these are Hollywood actors, who inspire me and Indian  actor Uttam Kumar’s work in Bengali Films also inspire me a lot . Hopefully, I will get interesting films and roles to enact in the future, too.”

Lydian Nadhaswaram talks about his relation with A R Rahman and Shivamani

ZEE5 has been releasing the best of content in every genre and the audience has been giving them positive responses for the variety of content and one of their most awaited projects is their upcoming musical drama titled ‘Atkan Chatkan’

The narrative revolves around a 12-year-old chai delivery boy named Guddu, whose passion is to observe, listen and create new sounds. He finds rhythm in almost everything. Through his daily mundane lifecycle, the story gets its rhythm when he forms a band with other 3 street children that work near his tea stall.

Lydian Nadhaswaram, who is essaying the lead character of Guddu talks about his relation with A R Rahman and Shivamani. Atkan Chatkan also marks the Bollywood debut of Lydian Nadhaswaram.

The actor says, “It is always a pleasure when I see Rahman uncle. He is always kind to me and calls me ‘Lydian buddy’ and at times he calls me in my second name, ‘Nadhaswaram’ that really makes me very happy.”

Talking about how Lydian has worked with the musician for other projects he also adds, “Rahman uncle made me play the piano in his project which was recorded for Amazon Prime Video. He also felicitated and honoured me in his college (K.M.CONSERVATORY) when I got the World’s best title in a reality show (America). He came to our home and wished me too. He is so kind and he gifted me a few musical instruments like ROLI SEABOARD and HARPIJEE.”

Talking about the Shivamani Lydian says, “Shivamani uncle always treats me very well and he made me play in his own concerts several times. His love and respect to me and my family is always special to us. Honestly, even in this movie I enjoyed his compositions and it’s a joy for me to improvise further in the movie shoot honestly.”

Atkan Chatkan’ stars Lydian Nadhaswaram who is stated as the world’s best child pianist & A. R. Rahman’s protege and will be seen in the lead as Guddu. The film will star Sachin Chaudhary as Chuttan, Yash Rane as Madhav, Tamanna Dipak as Meethi in pivotal roles.

The film is written & directed by Filmmaker, Saumyy Shivhare, produced by Lokaa Entertainment PLC and presented by PadmaBhushan and Grammy award winner and music producer A. R. Rahman. The film is all set to release exclusively on ZEE5 on 5th September 2020.

A ZEE5 Original film, presented by A.R. Rahman ‘Atkan Chatkan’ trailer released by Sonu Nigam

India’s largest streaming platform ZEE5 recently announced their upcoming original film ‘Atkan Chatkan’, presented by veteran composer, singer and music producer A. R. Rahman and music directed by legendary Indian percussionist Shivamani. A rhythmic tale about hope and burning desire, the movie will premiere on 5th September.

Check out the trailer released by one of India’s finest singers Sonu Nigam:

‘Atkan Chatkan’ will star Lydian Nadhaswaram who is stated as the world’s best child pianist & A. R. Rahman’s protege and will be seen in the lead as Guddu. The film will star Amitriyaan as Guddu’s father, Sachin Chaudhary as Chuttan, Yash Rane as Madhav, Tamanna Dipak as Meethi and Aayesha Vindhara as Lata, Guddu’s sister in pivotal roles.

The uplifting and emotional trailer gives a glimpse of Guddu’s (Lydian) daily mundane life and how he forms a band with other three street children (Maadhav, Chuttan and Mithi) who work near his tea stall. Their passion is to observe, listen and create new sounds. They find rhythm in almost everything. The story progresses as they face struggles from their family to take part in the biggest music competition in the city. The question is, will they be able to fulfil their ultimate dream by performing on the biggest stage? Or will the street remain as their only chance of hope?

Interestingly, the songs in the films are sung by veterans like Amitabh Bachchan, Sonu Nigam, Hariharan, Runa Sivamani, and Uthara Unnikrishnan.

The film is written and directed by Shiv Hare and produced by Lokaa Entertainment PLC.

Atkan Chatkan premieres Saturday, 5th September on ZEE5