Tarang’s ‘Ishq Tu Hi Tu’ crosses 100-day mark

Bhubaneswar: Tarang Cine Productions’ first venture ‘Ishq Tu Hi Tu’ completed 100 days of running daily shows continuously at Durga Cinema in Jajpur town. As it seems, Odia cine-goers are not yet over with this inter-community love-based flick, released simultaneously on 60 screens throughout the State last January.

“After a long time, Odia film lovers got a movie which has everything in it – music, lyrics and storyline. Acting is also praiseworthy,” said Ravindra Sahoo, managing director of Durga Cinema, who himself is a big fan of the film’s music.

Apart from this, the movie is also running in five theatres across the State – Parthsarathi in Soro of Balasore district, Sri Laxmi Talkies in Beguniapada in Ganjam district, Talkies Subhadra in Kujanga of Jagatsinghpur district, Milan Talkies in Rajgangpur of Sundargarh district and Gauri Talkies in Buguda of Ganjam district, an official of the production house said.

Prior to this, the film ran successfully at Shriya Talkies in Bhubaneswar and Jayshree Talkies in Cuttack, where the film had its premieres.

The movie has been directed by Tapas Sargharia while Abhijit Mazumdar is its music director and Bharadwaj Panda has scripted the dialogues. Arindam and new-comer Elina have played the lead pair in the film while other prominent actors are Mihir Das, Minaketan, Samaresh and Priyanka.

College-goers Swadhin (Arindam), a Hindu Bramhin boy, and Simran (Elina), a Muslim girl, fall in love due to their common interest – music. But they hardly know what the future holds for them as their families are poles apart due to different religions.

Set in the period when Hindu-Muslim communal riots had left Bhadrak district, especially Dhamnagar area, blood-shocked way back in 1991, the movie is based on a strong storyline which has gone down well with both the viewers and critics.

Lyrics penned by Nirmal Nayak and music by Abhijit Mazumdar have complimented well to the narration of the film, especially the title track ‘Ishq hai maula maula…’ which is quite soothing and touching. Similarly, the camera works are absolutely up to the mark and captured the tone of the tale beautifully.

A plot hardly explored in Ollywood and the oven-fresh pair (Arindam-Elina) makes ‘Ishq Tu Hi Tu’ quite a watchable flick. And, kudos to Tarang Cine Productions for launching a new face (Elina) with zero acting skill, as it takes a lot to give a chance to a newcomer. Grabbing the opportunity, she proved that she is more than just a ‘pretty face’.