By Hindustan Times
The first song of Vidya Balan’s upcoming movie Kahaani, Ami Shotti Bolchi… that was released on Friday, is a tribute to the City of Joy. It’s a funky grunge sung by Usha Uthup and Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy.
“My film has two heroines, Vidya Balan and Kolkata, and this song was for the latter,” says director Sujoy Ghosh. “The words, Ami Shotti Bolchi (I’m speaking the truth) just popped out while chatting with Vishal (co-composer Vishal Dadlani) and became the starting point for a song that’s been shot on the streets of Kolkata.”
From the iconic Howrah Bridge and Victoria Memorial to Kumartuli, the idol makers’ colony, and into a Durga Puja pandal during the vermilion ceremony before visarjan (immersion of the idol) on Dusshera, Ami shotti bolchi…takes one on a virtual tour of the city during the annual Durga Puja. Vidya goes