Talk about taking ‘leap’ of faith in love with some style. ALTBalaji and ZEE5 have done that quite literally by launching their most-awaited period drama ‘It Happened in Calcutta’ on February 29. And if you thought the fun and excitement in the build-up to the series was all over, then think again. Just a day after the launch of the web-series, the OTT platform has made for a musical March by dropping another melodious track – Dua Ban Ja, sung by Akhil Sachdeva and Harshdeep Kaur. The song is picturized on the lead pair Karan Kundrra and Naghma Rizwan who play the role of Ronobir and Kusum respectively. Beautifully depicting the pain which comes with the feeling of love, this track takes viewers on the journey of the couple. Perfectly emoting the highs and lows, one can see them being madly in love at one point to now being complete strangers. With deep and meaningful lyrics and its soothing tunes Akhil Sachdeva, Dua Ban Ja shall make your heart skip a beat. It is not just a song but a feeling in itself.
Akhil Sachdeva has once again weaved magic with his voice and soulful music which is surely going to cast a spell on every heart. His previous number ‘Sukoon’, from the same show, beautifully captured the essence of love and was a huge hit amongst listeners. The other melodies from the series which include ‘Ekla Chalo Re’, and ‘Subah ki Garmi’, have been created keeping the theme of the show in mind. These beautiful tracks perfectly capture how the lead couple yearn for each other and express their feelings.
The 9 episodes of this romance drama, spanning across the 60s and 70s, beautifully showcases the retro era in the costumes, set-up and the locations against the backdrop of Calcutta. Apart from the love saga, the series will also touch upon the pertinent events of the time – the Cholera epidemic and the Indo-Pakistan war. Directed by Ken Ghosh and Sahir Raza, It Happened in Calcutta also features a talented set of actors like Harman Singha, Pamela Bhutoria, Sunanda Wong, Simran Kaur Mundi amongst others!