After a postponement owing to the epidemic, the country’s largest Musical Fountain is finally taking shape at Nagpur’s Futala Lake. The musical fountain, which is billed as the country’s largest and one of the top five in the world, is expected to open in May of this year.
Nagpur Metro Region Development Authority (NMR- DA) in association with Khalatkar Constructions, is working on the project. The show at musical fountain will be a first-of-its-kind as it will present the world-class technology in Nagpur, informed Alphonse Roy, noted wildlife and feature film cinematographer in a press conference held at Futala lake premises on Wednesday.
Key Highlights of the Fountain
The signature tune of the musical fountain is prepared by A R Rehman. This free show, will bring together music, lights and sound to take people on an incredible journey.
The history of Nagpur city will be narrated during the show in three languages. The narration in Hindi language will be provided in the voice of Gulzar, Marathi will be in the voice of Nana Patekar and English will be in the voice of Amitabh Bachchan.
Indian film sound designer, sound editor and audio mixer Resul Pookutty, won also won the Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing for the movie Slumdog Millionaire, will present his class in sound mixing.
Revathy, Alphonse Roy and Satish Salpekar are also providing their expertise in this project.
Crystal Group, France, who were instrumental in creating the ‘Wings of Time’ show in Singapore and the recently held UAE birthday celebrations at the Dubai Expo among others, have been roped in to create the musical fountain. They also have the largest number of patented fountains in the world.
This project is the biggest project for the Crystal Group in which It is introducing many new technologies for the first time. Stage Gear, a leading Event Technology company, founded by Shailesh Gopalan, will take care of the complete integration and synchronisation of the fountain, sound, light and visual which are part of the show.
The 35-minute show has four sections. It will also comprise of an audio-visual presentation of the History of Nagpur.
A special bank of medleys based on different themes, comprising of Hindi and Marathi film and classical numbers, has also been created to be a part of the show. Studio One Khalatkar Construction Consortium is performing the construction work and providing all assistance to the whole team. Astrid, from Crystal Group said, “The scorching weather of Nagpur is the biggest challenge for the team in the project. We are working early in the morning and in the evening. Though the project is delayed due to the pandemic, but it will completed before the month of May.”