“Urban Voice,” a music documentary by Indian filmmaker Aneek Chaudhuri, will be presented at the American Film Market, which will be held Nov. 1-Nov. 8 in Santa Monica, Calif.
Based on the life of urban folk musician Susmit Bose, who initiated urban folk music in India in the late ‘60s, “Urban Voice” is a docudrama echoing his significance in the Indian music scenario. It is produced under the banner of La Artiste productions in association with Adler and Associates.
“Urban folk music itself is a genre that does not find a well-deserved acceptance in our country as people hardly know its history and what is its definition,” said Chaudhuri.
Bose, according to Chaudhuri, “is the person who has been active for a period of over 45 years and more than this, he is pioneer behind this kind of music in India.”
“However, he had one reason which people can point out, i.e., he composed songs in English. And for the very reason, most people considered him to be the clone of many other western singers, which he is not. This documentary is about justifying his significance in the music history of India and hopefully, my film will succeed in doing so,” he added.
Kolkata-based Chaudhuri’s Bengali film, “The Wife’s Letter” (Streer Potro), made it to the 2017 Cannes Film Festival’s Marche du Films section. The film attempted to amalgamate the artform of prominent surrealist artist Salvador Dali and the simplicity of Rabindranath Tagore.