Friday, September 21, 2007
Produced by Prakash Jha, Dil Dosti Etc is a new age youth film set in Delhi University. Dil Dosti Etc is a fresh, unabashed, no holds barred look at how young men of today think and choose to live their lives. Dil Dosti Etc is set around students in Delhi University. Through two university hostellers, Apurv (Imaad shah), a rich cosmopolitan guy and, sanjay (Shreyas Talpade), an old-fashioned Bihari guy, the film juxtaposes the 'new / liberal' and the 'old / conservative' in our society.
Dil Dosti Etc organized Musical Concert in Hindu College Campus on September 16, 07. The music duo of Siddhartth-Suhas and Agnee Rock Band performs on all the songs from the film Dil Dosti Etc. Shreyas Talpade, Smriti Mishra, Nikita Anand, Ishitta Sharrma and Feroze Gujral along with Director Manish Tiwary and Producer Prakash Jha were presented at the Hindu Collage, Delhi University.
Commenting on the music of the film, Siddharth - Suhas the music directors of the film said, 'Early on we realized that the film and the music is something more than the usual masala fare. Normally, we assign tunes based on which lyricists write the songs. However, the director, Manish Tiwary had worked out themes for the song and in the case of Dum Laga; the lyricists already had the song ready (except the punchline Dum Laga, which is our creation). So we composed keeping these frameworks in mind. A lot of team-work has gone into the making of the songs and music in a way that compliments the film. Agnee, the rock band who has composed the other two songs- Lambha Ye Jayega and More Baanke Chhaliya comments that the songs and the compositions came out very naturally. It was an intense experience and a fruitful collaboration working on the songs of Dil Dosti Etc. For our debut film we couldn't have asked for a better start.'
The concert has received overwhelming response from all the students and young people all across Delhi and its suburbs.
Dil Dosti Etc uses a rich ensemble of characters, stories and themes to explore the very nature of friendship, male bonding, voyeurism, sexual perversion, love and betrayal. The film, based on an original screenplay, is full with realism and black humor and shows the coming of age of not only a young man but also explores the ambiguities and pre-occupations of an entire generation.