Just like no Punjabi film can be complete without a bhangra number, no Marathi film is complete without their iconic laavnis! Laavni refers to the Marathi style of dance that is done to the beats of traditional Dholki. ‘Fantastic’ Laavni is one such laavni that is featured in the up-coming Marathi film, ‘Sanngto Aika.’ The film is based on a social issue and is written by Parag Kulkarni, directed by Satish Rajwade, and is produced by Vidhi Kasaliwal. The song was released on August 17th and coincided with the birthday of superstar and evergreen actor, Sachin Pilgaonkar, who plays a lead role in the film. The film is highly anticipated as it brings together for the first time two popular personalities of Marathi Film industry: actor-film maker Sachin Pilgaonkar and director Satish Rajwade. It is no surprise then that “Fantastic,” the Laavni-cum-item song, is the talk of the town due to its unique concept, music, lyrics and video. The film itself releases October 2nd, 2014.
Although Sachinji believes in keeping his birthday a low key affair, the production house decided to take the celebration to the dubbing table where the Laavni and Sanngto Aika film poster were released by him. The track itself is the result of a very strong music production team. “Mee Naar Thaskyachi, Jashi Ki Aag Ishkaachi… Mishimadhe Baghun Hastoy Takamaka, Fantastic Mhantoy Mala Hyo…” is the song written by noted writer and lyricist Guru Thakur. Urmila Dhangar’s vigorous vocals have truly added to the energy of the song. Leading music director duo Avinash-Vishwajeet has composed the song.
While talking about the song, the music directors Avinash and Vishwajeet said,
“Director Satish Rajwade wanted an out of the box Laavni for the film. He wanted lyrics that would appeal to the young generation. After due deliberation with lyricist Guru Thakur, he wrote ‘Fantastic’ which is a combination of a Laavni and an item song. The English words featured in the song are appealing and at the same time represent today’s Laavni artists who do not hesitate using them in routine conversation.”
Guru Thakur added,
“We wanted a punch, and no obscenity, in the song. At the same time we wanted it to be youth-centric as well as to be enjoyed by every member of a household. The lyrics of the song are in sync with our objective”.
Singer Urmila Dhangar, also had only praise for the track saying she had never experienced such a track before,
“I was working for the first time with Avinash-Vishwajeet ji. When they first approached me, my voice had turned hoarse and I was not in position to sing. Even after ten days, I was forced to turn them down due to an unfavorable voice condition. They waited for me for few more days, which is unusual in the industry. When we recorded it after fifteen days, I realized that it had come out as a masterpiece.”
Director of the film, Satish Rajwade, spoke highly of the music directors.
“They know exactly what I want in my film. We share a good rapport as we have done a number of films together. We wanted to compose a hit Laavni and I think we have succeeded in our intention.”
Besides superstar Sachin Pilgaonkar, Bhau Kadam, Vaibhav Mangale, Jagganath Nivangune, Milind Shinde, Pooja Sawant, Madhav Abhyankar, Sanskruti Balgude and veteran actor Vijay Chavan are part of the star cast. Story and screenplay by Parag Kulkarni, while Sanjay Pawar has written dialogues of the film. Noted director Satish Rajwade, who has hit films like “Premachi Goshta”, “Mumbai Pune Mumbai” to his credit, is directing the film which will be release on 2nd October 2014 all over Maharashtra.