– Priyanka Mishra
With his new music video, National Award winning filmmaker Nitin Chandra has emerged as one of the most important filmmakers in Bihar, working in the languages of the state with actors and even local crew members. I had met him for the first time him during the screening of his first documentary “Bring Back Bihar” in 2008. Ever Since he has been working on the ground, for many of his major projects. His second documentary “Boya Pade Babool Kaa” was also shot in flood-stricken areas of the state, based on the causes and effect of floods in Northern and Central Bihar areas. “Deswa” was his first fiction and only Bhojpuri film made in the state to get selected at “International Film Festival of India”, Goa – 2012. After and before no film in Bhojpuri, from the state went to IFFI, Indian Panorama section. Off course his last fiction which he made in 2016 in the Maithili language, “Mithila Makhaan” won the prestigious 63rd National award, putting Bihar on the Map of National award winning states. Mithila Makhaan is the only film in the language of Bihar, to be shot totally in Darbhanga, Madhubani areas, with maximum local artist and some parts shot in Canada, to have won the National Award.
Once again he has surprised his viewers by his latest music video on the youtube channel “Bejod”. This one is probably the best ever Bhojpuri video, made in the last decades. As soon as it was launched several sharing and thousand views started pouring on the facebook and youtube. The best part of the video is that it is totally shot in Patna in a house which he informs that its 120 years, the situation on the bank of Ganges river. Name of the house is “B”. With this work of fine film making, Nitin has proven that Bihar has talent, location and technical team which can be instrumental in making world-class audiovisual. Sung by Suresh Wadkar, the song is earful and the visuals are treat to the eyes. The aesthetic sensibility is no less than a mainstream Hindi period film. The surprise package in the video was a vintage camera and an old styled 8mm film projector with retro-styled video shown of the girl. If such efforts are made for a music video, very soon Bhojpuri will see the new light it is waiting for. Deepak Singh, another actor from Bihar’s Siwan mesmerizes with his acting prowess. Produced by Neetu Chandra, Rahul Yadav, and Kundan Jha, this video is catching up fast on youtube.
Watch it here:
Quote of the day: “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” ― William Shakespeare