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Lost Musicians of India

Channel 4

6 x 30min documentary series broadcast on Channel 4 (2017), Discovery Channel Asia (2018), Sony BBC Earth (2019), History Channel (2021).

15 years on, London based musician, Soumik Datta, and award-winning filmmaker, Souvid Datta, return to their homeland in search of art that can make them feel again. Far from the world they know, pushed beyond the extreme, the brothers' journey lead them deep into the heart of rural India where they are brought face to face with rituals, superstitions and intoxicating music. But will these rustic communities accept an outsider? Will they share the secrets hidden in their songs, with a complete stranger?

What follows is an epic, musical journey through a raw, undiluted India. From deserts and mountains to endless paddy fields, we follow Soumik as he comes face to face with extraordinary people and their resolute faith in the power of music. Vivid and panoramic, "TUNING 2 YOU - Lost Musicians of India" is a journey through an India you’ve never seen before. Its soundtrack throbs with gypsy songs, qawwali, bauls, thundering instruments and singers all uniting to collaborate in ways never seen before.

Connecting people, religions and voices across the nation, this film is a homage to the human condition and its ability to rise, through music and find hope once again.

Credits


Writer & Director
Co-Director & Creator
Producer
Executive Producers
Executive Producer
Associate Producer
In association with
Principle Distributor
Director of Photography
Associate Cinematographer
Sound
Editor

Souvid Datta
Soumik Datta
Sir David Green
Bagri Foundation & SDA
Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts
Jahanara Rabia Raza
Cinewacky
Stormglass Productions
Souvid Datta
Subhadip Sarkar
Sukanta Majumdar
Subhajit Prasad

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