Nagpur will get global recognition due to the construction of Futala Fountain: P. Poo Sarsanghchalak
Nagpur: After a delay caused by the pandemic, work on the country's largest Musical Fountain has begun at Nagpur's Futala Lake.It is likely that the musical fountain, which is said to be the largest in the country and one of the top five in the world, will begin operating in May of this year.
The project is being worked on by the Nagpur Metro Region Development Authority (NMRDA) and Khalatkar Constructions.Alphonse Roy, a well-known wildlife and feature film cinematographer, stated at a press conference that was held on Wednesday at the premises of Futala lake that the show at musical fountain would be the first of its kind because it would showcase world-class technology in Nagpur.
A R Rehman composed the musical fountain's signature tune.People will be taken on an incredible journey by the music, lights, and sound of this free show.
During the show, three languages will be used to tell the history of Nagpur.Gulzar will provide narration in Hindi, Nana Patekar will provide narration in Marathi, and Amitabh Bachchan will provide narration in English.
Resul Pookutty, an Indian film sound designer, editor, and audio mixer who also won the Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing for the movie Slumdog Millionaire, will teach a course on sound mixing.
Alphonse Roy, Satish Salpekar, and Revathy are also contributing their expertise to this project.
The French company Crystal Group has been hired to create the musical fountain. Among their previous projects are the "Wings of Time" show in Singapore and the recent UAE birthday celebrations at the Dubai Expo.Additionally, they have the most patented fountains in the world.
This is the Crystal Group's biggest project yet, and for the first time, it is introducing numerous novel technologies.
Shailesh Gopalan's leading Event Technology company, Stage Gear, will oversee the complete integration and synchronization of the show's fountain, sound, light, and visual elements.
There are four sections to the 35-minute show.An audio-visual presentation of Nagpur's history will also be included.
In order to be a part of the show, a special bank of medleys based on various themes, including numbers from Hindi and Marathi films and classical music, has also been created.
The construction is being done by Studio One Khalatkar Construction Consortium, which is also assisting the entire team.
Crystal Group's Astrid stated, "The biggest challenge for the team in the project is the scorching weather in Nagpur."We work late into the night and early in the morning.Despite the pandemic's delay, the project will be finished by May. Civil Contractor Jayant Khalatkar and Eric from Crystal Group were also in attendance at the press conference.