Banaras, a slice of life in Kashi with soulful music
Starring debutant Zaid Khan and Sonal Monterio in the lead, director Jayathirtha tells us that Banaras will show Kashi in a new light
Director Jayathirtha feels that he has captured the beauty of Kashi completely through his film Banaras. “80 per cent of the film has captured the essence of the city, I am bringing alive the look and feel of that entire place through the sound, visuals, and treatment,” he says.
The film will be backed by voices of famous folk singer Bomin Nishad and renowned singers like Sucharitha Guptha and Fateh Ali Khan (grandson of Bismilla Khan). The album will also have shlokas recited by children of Vedabramma School of Sanskrit.
Jayathirtha feels it's a first-of-its-kind attempt. “Kashi will be seen in a new light in Banaras and the film covers the entire 64 ghats. Banaras will give the audience an experience of a lifetime, coupled with soulful music,” he adds.
Banaras stars debutant Zaid Khan and Sonal Monterio in the lead.
The team is now left with a couple of scenes and a song to be shot, for which recce is taking place in Sri Lanka. “We needed a youthful place and had initially considered Singapore. However, the outbreak of coronavirus has changed the entire plan,” says Jayathirtha.