Futala Lake will soon be seen displaying a multimedia show that will depict the history of Nagpur. A similar show will also be put up at the Swami Vivekananda Memorial which has been installed at the overflow point at the Ambazari Lake.
The bhoomipuja of both these sites will be performed by union transport minister Nitin Gadkari and chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday.
The music for the multimedia show will be the signature water body tune which is composed by musical maestro and Oscar winning music director, AR Rahman. The show will begin with this tune and will be followed by a 10-12 minutes’ multimedia show illustrating the rich heritage and history of Nagpur. The show will be put together by noted names of the Indian entertainment industry. Creative director Asha Kelunni aka Revathy, noted wildlife photographer and technical director Y Alphonse Roy, Padma Shri Gulzar and sound director Padma Shri Resul Pookutty are some of the names who have been roped in to work on the making the show.
Another feature that will be added for attraction at Futala Lake is the fountains of flames and mist which will be synced with light and songs from Hindi, Marathi and English movies. This fountain is designed and is a patented product of Crystal Group of France. The light and sound show will function on the basis of the theme, for example – patriotic songs on Independence Day/ Republic Day, festive songs in accordance with the Holi, Diwali, and Christmas etc.
Both the projects will be implemented by the Nagpur Metro Region Development Authority (NMRDA) and is estimated to cost about Rs 63.90 crores. The annual cost of maintenance and operation is assessed to be Rs 2.50 crores for five years. The works job has been allotted to Studio One-Khalatkar Construction Consortium.
A senior official from the NMRDA revealed that the cost of the Futala Lake project alone will be Rs 50.75 crores. Apart from this, the annual operation and maintenance cost will be Rs 2 crores.
The multimedia light and sound show at the Ambazari Lake project is said to cost Rs 13.15 crores. Rs 50 lakhs will be kept aside for the annual maintenance and operation. For the projection purposes, a mural will be constructed near the Jhulta Pul (hanging bridge) in backwaters. A 3D documentary-like biopic of 30-35 minutes will be made on the Swami Vivekananda. The special attraction here will be the sound show that is based on the Swami Vivekanand’s famous lecture at Chicago, USA. The show will be specially designed by Resul Pookutty which will give the audience an experience of being live in Chicago while the speech was being delivered.
Information source: timesofindia
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