Newly-launched OTT platform, Reeldrama, has released on its app a musical sojourn, ‘Sur Fiesta’, which promises of reliving the nostalgic memories and lost gems of Assamese music.
The first season of Sur Fiesta comprises of six songs which brings out the best of Assamese folk and old melodies fused with contemporary music.
Rupam Bhuyan, Sarmistha Chakraborty, Birina Pathak, Arupjyoti Baruah, Nahid and Sannidhya gave their voices and popular actor Barasha Rani Bishaya hosted the season.
Directed by Reeky Sharma and shot by cinematographer Prayash Sharma Tamuly and his team, the videos in the series bring the picturesque and verdant greenery of Assam alive on the screen.
Speaking about the experience, Reeky Sharma said: “My passion for music and music arrangement and selection of songs by Ambar Das inspired me for Sur Fiesta. Although, the shoot felt like one big party with talented musicians, outdoor shooting with changing light conditions was a big challenge. We have tried to ensure an extremely fresh-looking stage as well as portraying the signature greenery and nature of Assam in the videos.”
Arranged by Ambar Das, the songs in the series on Reeldrama have been recorded, mixed and mastered by the lead guitarist Sumit Baruah. Notable artistes like Rishav Bhuyan in bass, Biraj Baishya on drums, Bidyut Bikash Bordoloi on percussions, nagara and dogor and Pradip Deka on the flute and saxophone have contributed for the series.
“It was an absolute pleasure producing the music for Sur Fiesta. We have tried to keep the music very organic yet contemporary. Great care has been taken to record each and every instrument in a state-of-the-art studio. The theme of this series is ‘Growing up in Assam’. I would like to thank the directors of Reeldrama, Sumit Dasgupta and Kuheli Dasgupta for giving an absolute creative freedom to break stereotypes and create something beautiful and enduring,” said Ambar Das.
Reeldrama is a dedicated OTT (Over-The-Top) platform with loads of Assamese content. The platform hosts movies from different genres, web series, shows from the field of music, comedy, poetry, cookery and devotion.
For young minds, Reeldrama has a dedicated kid’s zone that contains animated moral stories and grandma tales. For someone willing to learn the art of filmmaking or Hindustani classical vocal, the platform offers masterclass sessions which is a first-of-its-kind educational series with instructions in local language.