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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

Shiv Hare: Atkan-Chatkan is a slice of a cheerful, bright and hopeful cinema

AR Rahman took to his social media to announce his upcoming venture. Mr. Rahman unveiled the first look motion poster of his upcoming film – Atkan Chatkan and also revealed its premiere launch date on social media. Sharing the captivating motion poster, AR Rahman wrote, “Glad to announce the premiere of the movie Atkan Chatkan on ZEE5 on 5th Sept.”

While Rahman has presented the film, writer-director Shiv Hare will debut in Bollywood with this children-centric film. The film will revolve around the journey of a 10 year old tea delivery boy Guddu and how he progresses against all odds to take part in the biggest music competition with his friends.

The songs of Atkan Chatkan have been sung by the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Hariharan, Sonu Nigam and others. Atkan Chatkan, also introduces world renowned pianist Lydian Nadshwaram, who has won the American CBS talent show, “ The World’s Best ”and the associated $1 million prize money. Also starring Aayesha Vindhara, Sachin Chaudhary, Yash Rane and Tamanna Dipak, will premiere on September 5 on ZEE5. Also in guest appreance is Steven Samuel who is also a gifted musician.

Shiv Hare said, “I belong from Jhansi. My struggle to make this film has finally found fruit. I have had a long journey and many musicians and filmmakers in Bollywood shared how they wanted to make this film if they had the required funds. In India, there are few children’s films like  Boot Polish or Taare Zameen Par, which continue to firmly etch in your minds. I wanted to make a musical film around children. My film is similar  about those children, whom you often see in trains and buses singing beautifully. But in this film we go little deeper in their  space to weave out a beautiful emotional story for all age groups where we showcase great talent is present in such kids but there is no one to push them or give them a platform.

Commenting on the music, which is the soul of the film, Shiv Hare said, “I have written some beautiful songs in the film. Some are poems that originated from the world renowned poet Rashtrakavi Maithili Sharan Gupt, who belonged to Chirgaon Jhansi. Music has been given by the most popular and highly talented International percussionist Shivamani Sir. This is his debut film in Bollywood. And last but not the least, the legendary Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan who has given his voice to  a soulful song  and will also tweet about the music and lyrics of the song soon. We have some interesting songs in the film – after the Movie Ankush’s  iconic song , Itni  shakti  humein dena data, we have conceptualised a beautiful song and hopefully  it will be remembered for a long time. Similarly, there are only few songs that come to the mind on Maa(Mother) . After Taare Zameen Par, I think our song on Maa that revolves around a child’s longing and feeling lonely without his mother is also very beautiful.”

After conceptualising the film for 12 years and working on it, finally Shiv Hare has been able to complete the film. He said, “Yes, I have met many music directors and producers to make this film, but finally the film was shot  in dire conditions – extreme heat of Uttar Pradesh and finally when everything was ready, Coronavirus became a huge scare in the country. But, now with God’s grace, I will release the film soon.”

Acclaimed percussionist Shivamani, who is the music composer of Atkan Chatkan, said in a statement, “Music plays an integral part in the film, but it’s the storyline that will give the audience a sense of hope. The friendship between the four kids and their passion to fulfil their dream is the rhythm that the world would want to dance to while watching the film. Hope and burning passion are the key takeaways from Atkan Chatkan. I am delighted that it gets a global release with a platform like ZEE5 giving it the reach it deserves.”