To all the music lovers...there is a good news for u... Will go clubbing tonight with team @t2telegraph — Two back-to-back tweets from Tolly heart-throb Dev on June 10 afternoon set the tone for a special night out with Team Chaamp — Dev (who plays boxer Shibaji), debutant actress Rukmini Maitra (who plays Jaya, Shibaji’s love) and rapper Raftaar, who makes his Tolly debut as music director with one of the Chaamp songs. A Dev Entertainment Ventures film, Chaamp — which releases on June 23 — follows boxer Shibaji’s struggle to overcome all odds. On the eve of the Friday release, we rewind to the Saturday night fever that began with Team t2 meeting up with Team Chaamp at The Park. Come let’s do the club-hop with Dashing Dev, Ravishing Rukmini and Rocking Raftaar!
TEAM CHAAMP RAPS IT UP AFTER ALL THE ACTION
Dev: The best place where I can take Raftaar with the Chaamp song is where he is the king... the king has to be in his kingdom! And the Calcutta people got to know how down to earth and grounded he is. He is a true champ. Rukmini: The audience really responded to the entire team. They were very receptive to the fact that we were promoting a Bangla film.
Raftaar: People making noise for you makes me understand that music is universal. I have done a Hindi song in a Bengali movie and Dev was open to the idea.
Dev: Rukmini was great at emceeing!
Rukmini: I had to get the message across about Chaamp releasing on June 23. I was the Boss Lady!
THE CHAAMP SONG
Raftaar: This song is my zone… rising from the ashes, coming back to victory, standing up for what is right… this is what Raftaar is known for. I could relate to it. I was in Dubai on a holiday and Dev told me to make a song. I had a performance for Holi. I finished my show, and came back to the hotel. Everybody went out shopping, and I made this song in the hotel room and sent it to Dev in five hours! And then we finished recording the song in one day in Calcutta, including Dev’s singing and the guitar parts.
STOP ONE: M BAR KITCHEN
STOP TWO: MYX
STOP THREE: ROXY
Text: Arindam Chatterjee and Pramita Ghosh Pictures: Rashbehari Das