Next month will witness a unique coming together of some of the country's most celebrated female musicians in Mumbai where eight women performers will present the folk music of their state in a contemporary style at this unique folk fusion festival.
Monday, August 23, 2010
“Pakrauah Shaddi” is so flourising in UP & Bihar….Kalpana Patowary.
I congratulate the film Antardwand because such films are of great
use and help for social change." -Hon
President Smt. Pratibha Patil.
Singer Kalpana…..classy, sophisticated and
attractive… she is the Queen of Bhojpuri music world and truly rules the
hearts.She has become the favorites of
music lovers with her tuneful song like “Aila re Aila” (film Khatta Meetha),
‘Ek Ooncha Lamba Kad’ (film Welcome), ‘Billu Bhayankar’(film Billu) and ‘Hotty
Naughty’ (film De Dana Dan).
After gaining prestigious
position as the versatile singer of Bhojpuri films, singer Kalpana has become
the favorites of music directors and is the most sought after singer in
This Assamese girl is the darling of the North
Indian belt and has been christened the uncrowned BHOJPURI QUEEN.
As Kalpana says,ANTARDWANDis
film got the distinction of bagging the Award for Best Social Issues in the
55th National Filmfare Awards. My mujra song -kaate na jawani hai o more raja,in this film got great applause. This song
is the soul of the film.
I am so happy for the
moments and proud for such recognition.It is a National Award winning film based on
A still from the film Antardwand.
AsPEEPLI LIVEhas brought the focus of Urban India to the
issues faced in rural India, in an entertaining way, ANTARDWAND, too brings to
light the social evil that plagues Rural India, in the mainstream media debate.Such forced marriages wreak huge emotional
damage on both the girl and the boy. Kalpana says, I am more for the voiceless
girl who is deeply entrenched in a male dominated feudalistic society where she
has nothing else to fall back on.
Whether deserted or divorced -the life of a
hapless girl in such a claustrophobic society becomes a hellish and endless
journey. She bears the stigma of 'being married but not married'.
It is a story where everyone involved, pay a
heavy price for the ugly patriarchal power play…it’s a society rotting while
the country surges ahead to be a global power.
Antardwand is a film that strokes the
sensitive, thinking viewer’s ire.I am so happy for the moments and proud to
be part of a film with a social issue whichpeeps into the reality that is mofussil
India, a feudal India refusing to die.
Groom abduction or “Pakrauah
Shaddi” is so rampant in Bihar & Eastern UP and is touched upon in
Antardwand.The film is very realistic, well made film, and
more ever it’s a true story, which makes it more interesting….It brings to light
that these unfortunate incidents still happen in India…True stories truly
inspires me more than anything else. The true story in the film should be
highlighted”…This film is getting big thumbs up from the A plus film fraternity
When her other film
‘Saanncha’ was selected for The Cannes Film Festival, it added one more feather
to her cap and proved a sort of milestone in her artistic career.
In one of her recent
interviews Kalpana has confessed herself in these words, "In the beginning
of my career as a playback singer, I had been lending my voice to all type of
songs for films and albums, but I had an appetite for art films. This is a must
listen song.With time, my maturity also went on increasing, along with my
ambition for singing for movies which has a message of social cause.
Says Kalpana, these films
has burning social problems of the society.
In yet to be released film
‘AAKROSH (Ajay Devgan) on honor killings in UP & Bihar, AAJ BHI’ &
PAROKSH singer Kalpana’s voice touches the hearts and is bound to enhance her
gifted flair to the peak of popularity.
With Trilok Gurtu & band.
After her successful World
Tour for the promotion of her International music album- Massical released by
Bird Jam Label,Germany with Trilok Gurtu, singer Kalpana had lend her voice in
the new version of the song on national integration- MILE SUR MERA TUMHARA.
She is busy now days judging
SUR SANGRAM-2 in Mahua Tv with Bhojpuri super star Ravi Kishan.
on groom kidnapping
Antardwand, the much-hyped film on groom
kidnapping, is finally up for release soon. The film has been in the news for
bagging the award for Best Social Issues in the 55th National Filmfare Awards.
The film also has a strong Assamese connection in the form of Kalpana Patowary
who had sung the much acclaimed mujra number, Kaate na jawani hai o mora raja.
Talking about the film, she said, “I am more for the voiceless girl deeply
entrenched in a male dominated feudalistic society where she has nothing else to
fall back on.”