Music can make or break a revolution. And thus the seeds of Aalaap. Naturally, the music launch of Sri Shankaracharya Arts Pvt Ltd's Aalaap was a star-studded one with live performance by composers Agnee band and the actors of the film, effectively choreographed by Mehul Gadani. Producers Nishant Tripathi and Abhishek Mishra and co-producer Narendra Singh of Filmy Box played the perfect hosts, while director Manish Manikpuri was beaming with happiness at the moment when his baby was being lauded by the media.
Besides Nishant Tripathi, Abhishek Misrha, director Manish Manikpuri and Narendra Singh, Arshad Siddique, the cast including Amit Purohit, Pitobash Tripathy, Abhimanyu Singh, Murali Sharma, Vijay Raaz, Rituparna Sengupta, Ms Sri Lanka 2009 - Gamya Wijayadasa, Raghubeer Yadav, Onkardas Manikpuri, Ruhi Chaturvedi, Harsh Rajput and Aabid Shamim, cinematrographer Sunita Radia were present along with Agnee that set the stage afire with their live performance.
The story of Aalaap revolves around three directionless youngsters, Subhash (Pitobash), Prashant (Aabid Shamim) and Brijesh (Harsh Rajput, who share one common passion, music. They chance upon meeting Rahul (Amit Purohit), and the meeting brings them together. They realise that there are greater problems that need to be tackled in Chattisgarh that is infested by Naxalism. How music becomes their weapon to help bring love in a strife-torn Chattisgarh becomes the crux of the story.
The film also sees Raghubeer Yadav and Onkarnath Manikpuri coming together after Peepli Live. They play brothers-in-Law in Aalaap. Ruhi Chaturvedi plays Sukriti, Rahul's love interest in the film. The film also sees Abhimanyu Singh as the fearless cop out to destroy the weeds of Naxalism, while Murali Shrama shines in an exciting role as well.
"Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love," said Mahatma Gandhi. "Aalaap is a revolutionary initiative that captures the conflict in the society and looking for innovative ways to solve it," elaborates producer Nishant Tripathi.
Adds producer Abhishek Mishra, "Set in Chattisgarh, the film explores the different sides of Naxalism. It looks at how this affects and involves people from different sections of our society. Shri Shankracharya Arts Pvt Ltd brings to screen this intriguing plot of friendship, love, music, politics, revenge and violence."
Adds Narendra Singh, "The music of Aalaap surely sets the stage afire. The film is a classy product made from the heart and the music is that of today's youth. We are happy to be a part of Aalaap's musical journey."
Concludes director Manish Manikpuri, "Aalaap looks at winning over hatred by love, instead of violence to eliminate it. We would like the message to get across in the most entertaining manner."