“HAPPY JOURNEY” the much awaited Marathi film is all set for release all across Maharashtra on 19th September 2014. The film is produced by Everest Entertainment led by Sanjay Chhabria, directed by Sachin Kundalkar and has noted Marathi and National Award winning actor Atul Kulkarni and actress Priya Bapat for the first time together on the big screen with Pallavi Subhash and Siddharth Menon.
The music of the film was released in Mumbai on Tuesday 8th July, 2014 in the presence of Amit Trivedi, the well known Music Composer, Musician, Singer and Lyricist.
Music for Happy Journey has been scored by the very young Karan Kulkarni who has assisted Amit Trivedi on films such as ‘Aiyya’, ‘Ishaq Zaade’, ‘Ek Main Aur Ek Tu’, ‘Trishna’ and ‘ English Vinglish’. Karan holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Production/ Sound Design from the Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Richly inundated with notes of the guitar, accordion and echoes of the pad, the music is the vehicular boost to the journey of each of the characters. With a contemporary folk fusion, the lyrics are in the language of the young, layered and mixed and yet retaining an aspect for the soul said Karan Kulkarni.
The very young , vivacious and versatile singer Shalmali Kholgade who has been topping the charts in Bollywood with her super hit songs like ‘Main Pareshaan’ from Ishaqzaaade, ‘Lat Lag Gayi’ from Race2, and ‘Balam Pichkaari’ from YJHD, is now coming with 2 brand new songs in Happy Journey’.
FRESH is a foot tapping fun song in the film which is picturized on Priya Bapat. It’s a combination of rock, pop and jazz, and Shalmali has dimensiolized it with her unique husky tonality of voice. The other song is a soothing lullaby again picturised on Priya Bapat. It’s a soulful & lyrical melody and has a touch of melancholy. Two contrasting genres of the songs proves Shalmali’s versatility and the range and also the control she has on her craft. Director Sachin Kundalkar and Shalamil have had a successful association with the chart-bursting ‘Aga Bai Halla Machaye Re” from Aiyya.
“Happy Journey” is my dream project, where I have aspired to give Marathi Cinema that International gradient treatment of a slick urban motion picture, inspiring the world to look up and take notice.” “A sense of the surreal and fantasy is unmasked in times where genres otherwise get compartmentalized. I have kept a flow which inspires everyone under a universal theme in a frame that is as inspirational as it is aspirational to be a part of.” said Director Sachin Kundalkar who has been acclaimed with National recognition, for being the recipient of two National Film Awards, Direction for Nirop & Scriptwriting for Gandha, Sachin’s other acclaimed works include the much celebrated line up of films including Aiyyaa, The Bath & Restaurant.
After the recent success of ‘Time Please’, Sanjay Chhabria of Everest Entertainment has announced his next Marathi film “Happy Journey” which brings together National Award winning actor Atul Kulkarni and actress Priya Bapat for the first time on the big screen. Atul Kulkarni was last seen in this year’s two quality Marathi films titled Premachi Gosht and Popat while actress Priya Bapat has reached across Maharashtra through her role in Kaaksparsh.
“Many youngsters from various fields of technology are associated with the film. It has helped the production in getting a fresh look to the film. State-of-the-art production design, music and costume designs are set to be unique features of the film. This has created a buzz about the film, not only in the industry but among the cinegoers too” said Sanjay Chhabria’s Everest Entertainment, who is known for well-known Marathi films like Mee Shivajiraje Bhosle Boltoy, Shikshnachya Aaicha Gho, Haapus, Aaidiyachi Kalpana, Tukaram, and Aajcha Diwas Maajha.