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Zombiesthaan song 'Mriter Sohor': Fitting composition by Aviraj Sen, but visuals lack drama


The lyrics by Piya and Prantik Chakraborty paint the picture of a doomsday, when there is a constant struggle between hope and despair.

Roushni Sarkar

'Mriter Sohor' sung by Timir Biswas from Abhirup Ghosh’s upcoming film Zombiesthaan (2019) is a fitting composition by composer Aviraj Sen. However, the visuals do not really amp up the mood inherent for the song.

A zombie film is supposed to send a chill down your spine at some point of time; however, none of the visuals from the song and also from the trailer of the film do so. The song is titled 'Mriter Sohor', meaning the city of the dead.

The lyrics by Piya and Prantik Chakraborty paint the picture of a doomsday, when there is a constant struggle between hope and despair. The words speak of a journey that is on the verge of having encounters with enemies at any point of time.

The restlessness and tension inherent in the lyrics are hardly projected on screen. First of all, it is hard to understand what Akira (Tanushree Chakraborty), the lone survivor of the mass destruction is doing in the entire song. Zombies are generally victims yet they incur fear as they tend to attack in a possessed state. However, in this song, the glimpses of the zombies hardly appear to be scary. The actors appear to be merely caricaturing as zombies.

While Biswas infuses as much modulation as he can to create a dramatic rendition, the visuals do not present the zombies as fantastic beings or horrific figures. Rather they are presented in such a manner that they invoke empathy. At the end of the song, Akira is shown to be fighting her struggles on her own.

Zombiesthaan is slated for release on 13 December. Watch the song below and let us know if you are keen to watch the film.

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