Kahide Thare

‘Kahide Thare’ wins three awards at International Film Festivals

Sambalpuri Romantic Music Video ‘Kahide Thare’ is the 4th collaboration between Internationally acclaimed Writer-Director Biswanath Rath and award-winning singer-composer Bankim Patel.

And like their previous projects, ‘Kahide Thare’ too has begun its journey of winning awards and bringing glory for Odisha’s music and culture. Within just 3 months of its release, the Music Video has received 3 Awards and 6 Official Selections at various International Film Festivals across the globe.

The Music Video received its first award. ‘Best Music Regional-Sambalpuri’ Award presented by Indogma Film Festival, Faridabad. This was followed by two more awards from another film festival on the very next day, i.e., 29th Nov 2022, namely ‘Best Music Video Award’ and ‘Best Director-Music Video’ awarded to Director Biswanath Rath. These awards were presented by Ideal International Film Festival, Faridabad.

‘Kahide Thare’ has been produced by Biswanath Rath, Bankim Patel, Lipysmita Patel and Archana Rath. The video has been presented by multi-award-winning film production studio ‘BnR Films’ and Bankim Patel Music. Young and talented singer-composer Mr. Bankim Patel has written the Lyrics, composed the music and performed the song. Multi Award-winning filmmaker Biswanath Rath has directed the Music Video.

In addition to the above awards, the film has also received ‘Official Selection’ at PL Music Video Awards (Poland), Lift-Off Filmmakers Session (UK) and Filmyway International Film Festival, Mumbai. In these film fests, ‘Kahide Thare’ will represent Odisha/India and will be screened among other international entries.

Music composer Bankim says, “In July 2021, when I had a casual conversation with Biswanath bhai about this song, little did I know that he will blend this song with the story of a singer’s struggle during Corona Pandemic. It is so relatable. And as far as the Music goes, we have deliberately tried to take a contemporary approach to Sambalpuri Music as we believe this can take our music to a much wider and modern audience. Along with the YouTube release, this song has been released on all the major Music Streaming Apps like Gaana, JIO Saavn, Hungama, Spotify, Wynk Music, Apple Music etc. And the response is simply amazing.’’

Director Biswanath Rath (CEO of BnR Films) says, ‘We are humbled to receive these awards and recognition from Film Festivals. It’s definitely a very special moment in the journey of this music video. We are overwhelmed with the response the song and the video are getting from audience as well as critic. We express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has been part of this project.

What inspired me to take up ‘Kahide Thare’ was the soothing and soulful music of Bankim which was rooted in Sambalpuri tradition yet felt so modern. Every project has got its own set of challenges. This project was no exception. Originally planned for August 2021 release, the project took almost a year’s time and got completed only in Aug 2022. However, myself and our lead actors Bankim and Sunali were optimistic about its response. Despite all the challenges, all of us thoroughly enjoyed working in this project. And now it feels like, all our hard work and patience are getting rewarded.’’