STRINGS-bound by faith

A Travelouge love story.90min,35mm,1:1.85 aspect ratio,Dolby Digital,Colour,English/Hindi.2006.INDIA.

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Son of a soldier, I was born in Sultanganj in Bhagalpur district, Bihar. My childhood days were spent in an earthy rural life. I was deeply inspired by the rich folk culture of Buddha’s own land, Bihar. Right from the beginning, I Grew up with real images of Melas, Ramleelas, Bahuripiyas, incredible rituals, strong religious milieu and the vibrant Mithila Art. Natural calamities like flood and drought gifted unforgettable images. Changing seasons of rural life on the bank of river Ganga matured into a sense of poetry and language. Wonder years passed chasing steam trains that passed through the fields of my native village. Listening to radio programs made for defense personals was my only window to the outside world. With such a treasure of inspirational experiences a story teller evolved. I am a practicing film maker in Bombay today.

On the name of religion dozens of Hindu hermits in saffron robes angrily burned the CDs and posters of 'Strings'.

Hindu hermits burn the effigy of Sanjay Jha, the director of Bollywood film Strings, during a protest in Allahabad, India, Monday, July 17, 2006.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Kabir Bedi gets emotional at ‘Strings’ music launch

By Taran Adarsh, June 13, 2006 - 01:49 IST

The music release of Jolly Verghese’s Sanjay Jha-directed STRINGS – BOUND BY FAITH by Saregama, took place at Landmark at Infinity Mall, Versova on June 9.
Adam Bedi’s debut venture opposite Tannishtha Chatterjee and Sandhya Mridul, STRINGS is set against the backdrop of the Maha Kumbh and is India’s first travelogue film.Dad Kabir Bedi and sister Pooja Bedi were at the music launch to cheer Adam as was his girlfriend Nisha Harale. “It feels wonderful to be part of the celebrations of Adam’s debut film,” said a visibly emotional Kabir Bedi. Added sister Pooja, “I am here for my brother Adam. It’s a great feeling.” Director Sanjay Jha talked about how the idea of crafting India’s first travelogue film cropped up in his mind, and how egged on by his friend Jolly Verghese, he went about completing it.
Music director-singer Zubeen Garg was the hero of the day with the crowds cheering to his live performance at the mall. Zubeen rendered his STRINGS numbers as well as the super-hit ‘Ya Ali’ at the mall to loud cheers and “once mores”.

http://www.indiafm.com/news/2006/06/13/7281/

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