This film by directed by Manju Borah tells the tale of a
vibrant and ambitious young girl who is a research scholar
studying various women related folk and traditional festivals
of the north eastern part of India where women are subjected a
lot of sacrifices. Akashi Tora, the protagonist finds herself
to be a part of such sacrifices after her marriage, when, she
has to give up her career and ambition due to her rich
Tarali has worked here as a music director. She did the
background score, based on the various folk and music
traditions of the ethnic classes; Tarali has used various folk
instruments of the various ethnic groups and tribes and also
used certain compositions created by the Vaishnovite saint
Srimanta Sankardeb and Sri Sri Madhav Deb.
Tarali was awarded the Rajat Kamal, best national female
playback singer award in 2004 for her devotional rendering of
a “Kakuti Gosha”.
This film has also won the Rajat Kamal Award for the best
Regional Film in 2004.
This film directed by Manju Borah is the story of the utterly
shameful and subhuman poverty of the fishing community of
Assam, represented by the acute penury of a young girl.
Tarali did the background music and the songs in the film. She
used the traditional Satriya music of Assam pioneered by the
saint Srimanta Sankardeb and Sri Sri Madhab Deb as the
background music as the fishermen tribes of Assam are mainly
followers of the above saints.
This film has been selected as an inaugurating film in the
Indian Panorama, 2005
JATRA, THE PASSAGE (2004)
This film directed by Sanchayita Sharma is based on a short
written by the Sahitya Academy Award winner Dr. Mamoni Raisom
Goswami. It is a tale of a visiting professor from Delhi, set
against the backdrop of the painful experience of militancy in
Tarali did the background score and based it mainly on the
folk music of the northeastern region specially Kamrupia
Lokageet and Goalpariya Lokageet. These two forms of music are
a very poignant part of Assamese folk music.
This short film directed by Utpal Sharma is a biographical
film on the life of an Assamese freedom fighter in the
independence movement of India.
Tarali did the music for the film and based it mainly on
Indian classical music, to recreate the era and atmosphere of
the freedom movement of India.
AJONI JAPANI SOWALI
This telefilm directed by Manju Borah for national television
is based on a Japanese story. It is a classic. Tarali did
extensive research on Japanese music and did the background
score based on Japanese traditional music.
This film directed by Manju Borah is based on the employment
problem. Tarali did the background music.
JIBON ARU SANGHAT
TAAL DOBA SANKHA BAJEO AKHANKHYA
A documentary based on the folk instruments of Assam, directed
by Manju Borah. Tarali did the research, script writing, and
music direction and also anchored the documentary.
A documentary directed by Dheeraj Akolkar on the
rehabilitation of a street child. Tarali did the music
SPECIAL PROJECTS AS MUSIC DIRECTOR AND COMPOSER AND SINGER:
TUMAR MOROMOR KOUN (2003)
This is Tarali's solo album as a singer, and it is also her
first solo album as a music director. Tarali wrote most of the
lyrics, composed the tunes and arranged the music.
ABHIXARI PRIYA (2003)
This is an album of eight songs based on various Indian ragas
sang by eminent singers. Tarali composed the music and also
sang in it.
All the eight songs lyrics are
written by Dilip Bora.
This is an album based on eight Bihu songs are an important
folk tradition of Assam performed during the Bihu festival.
Tarali was the music director and singer for the entire album.
SANKAR MADHAV (2003)
This is an album of eight “tokari geet”. Tokari geets are
devotional songs of Assam. Tarali composed the music and based
it mainly on the traditional Satriya music of Assam. She was
the singer for the entire album.
This is an album of eight devotional songs. Tarali composed
the music and sang all the eight songs.
This is an album of devotional songs. Tarali composed the
Tarali wrote, composed and sang for the entire album.
This is a very important project based on eight devotional
compositions by Srimanta Sankardeb and Madhav Dev compsed
about 500 years ago called Borgits or noble numbers.
PARWEEN SULTANAR GEET
This is a project comprising of eight remade of the legendary
singer Parween Sultana.
President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, presenting the award for
the Best Female playback singer to Tarali Sarma, for her
song in the film Akashitorar Kothale (Assamese), at the
National Film awards function in New Delhi
on February 2, 2005.
Photo: Sandeep Saxena Photographer : Sandeep saxena Credit: THE HINDU Creation Date: 03-02-2005 City: NEW DELHI Country: INDIA