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Now, a film on history of Vande Mataram

india Updated: Sep 04, 2006 13:14 IST
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At a time when controversy raged over the singing of

Vande 

Mataram

, a Telugu film director has decided to shoot a multi-lingual movie tracing the history of the national song.

The film is to be shot in 10 Indian languages and would take about nine months for completion, K Kalyana Chakravrthy told PTI.

Bankimchandra Chatterjee wrote this song on November 7 1875. "The song is 130-years old and about 99 different versions have been recorded over 100 years," he said.

The "first tune version" was composed by Rabindranath Tagore in 1906, he said, adding that the song launched the freedom movement in India.

Well-known carnatic singer Dr M Balamurlikrishna is the 100th composer and singer of this song.

Referring to Balamurlikrishna, the director said the singer also plays an important role in the movie acting as a "ashrama guruji".

"I am trying to rope in superstar Rajnikant and matinee idol Chiranjeevi to play the roles of the sishyas of the Ashrama guruji," Chakravrty said.

"The movie's idea is to trace the history of Vande Mataram. It is important that big stars come foward to act in such movies. Only then people will be drawn to see such movies," he said.

The recording of the song, which is now being composed, would be completed by September 3, he said.

"We want to complete the movie in 180 call sheets," he said.

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