The song “Vitthala” from the movie Ringan was recently released all-over Maharashtra. Numerous songs have been made on Lord Vitthal, but in this one, Shashank Shende, playing a farmer questions His very presence and asks Him to at least give enough to survive, if he indeed exists; not only for himself but for the entire village.
The plight of farmers stuck in debt and drought has been distinctly captured in this track by Makrand Mane and his team. Abject poverty, massive loans with ever-rising interest and a bleak outlook, push them to commit suicide. The reason for Arjun (Shashank Shende) choosing to live and fight is his son, Abhimanyu (Master Sahil Joshi). The helplessness and frustration of this farmer come forth in this song.
With nowhere else to go, no one else to turn to, Arjun decides to travel to Pandharpur, the land of God, expecting Him to show the right path to him. Will his problems be solved? Will Vitthala help him find the way out of this vicious circle? These and many such questions will be answered on the 30th of June 2017 in your nearby cinema halls.
Aadarsh Shinde has lent his soulful voice to this song, the music has been composed by Rohit Nagbhide with lyrics by Dasu Vaidya. The film is written and directed by debutant Makarand Mane, the cinematography is by Abhijit Abde. Presented by Vidhi Kasliwal’s Landmarc Films and Produced by My Role motion pictures, Ringan will be released on 30th June in theatres all over Maharashtra.