Songs of Chhota Bheem and the Curse of Damyaan launched

The team of Chhota Bheem at the song launch event. Photo: Rajiv Vijayakar

For a change, the media (and kids) were invited at 10.30 in the morning. Singers Shaan and Sukhwinder Singh, composer Raghav Sachar and Anupam Kher along with the cast and crew of the children’s film, Green Gold Animation’s Chhota Bheem and the Curse of Damyaan were all present.

Starring Anupam Kher, Makrand Deshpande, Surabhi Tiwari, Aashriya Mishra and  Yagya Bhasin in the title role, this Rajiv Chilaka and Medha Chilaka production is directed by Rajiv Chilaka and has music by Raghav Sachar.

This is obviously a live-action and highly updated version of Rajiv’s 2012 animated film of the same name that featured the popular Indian cartoon character Chota Bheem and his friends.

The songs Zara mooskura by Shaan, Kiaan Sachar (Raghav’s 7 year-old son), Riaan Rosemeyer and Simar Singh and Jamboora sung by Sukhwinder Singh were unveiled on the occasion after a mood-inducing magic show for kids. The lyrics for the film are penned by Kunwar Juneja. The earlier-released theme song of the film, Digi digi dum dum, sung by Raghav with Jyotica Tangri (who was also present) and others, kept playing in the background.

Sukhwinder Singh stated that he had recorded the non-lip-synch song after watching Anupam Kher enact—a unique case. Kher replied that Singh had actually enhanced the song. It may be recalled that 33 years ago, Anupam, in turn, had enacted the Sukhwinder-rendered Deewane tere naam ke in Saudagar!

Raghav Sachar said that the title track, tuned within minutes after Kunwar Juneja gave him the words, was what got him the entire film. The composer also said that it was a great pleasure to renew association with both his singers. Raghav has additionally not only composed the background score but is also the voice of the animated villain, Damyaan.

Rajiv Chilaka stated that no effort had been spared to make a global-level film in the VFX and other technical aspects. Yagya Bhasin plays the title-role and was in top form, even recalling all the songs’ lyrics and steps.

The colorfully-attired Anupam Kher speaks at the Chhota Bheem event. Seen with Sukhwinder Singh and Shaan. Photo: Rajiv Vijayakar

Said Anupam Kher, “We adults got tired, but these kids, who are so ‘today’ and not at all how we were as kids, were amazing. We learnt so much from them. They were so simple, spontaneous, had so many questions and unlimited energy. It is because of them that I am wearing this colorful attire today, complete with red pants. And they even knew my lines and the entire dialogues of the film! Let me also inform you all that the first time I ever appeared on stage as a kid was as an ape in the Ram Leela. So I feel like a child again today!”





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