Cheenapara - The Breakfast Market Song (Music Video)

THEME
Food, communities and Kolkata, the three main elements in the song, are interwoven together to form the core theme of Cheenapara – The Breakfast Market Song. It highlights how food at Tiretti Bazaar morning Chinese breakfast market brings communities, locals and tourists together, irrespective of their backgrounds. The homemade Chinese snacks available at Tiretti Bazaar’s morning market, a legacy found only in the city of Kolkata, is what makes up the unique multicultural aspect of our city.

BACKGROUND
The song urges people to come to Tiretti Bazaar for the food and the unique experience. This is a homegrown effort by the Indian Chinese community, where for the first time a song about its neighbourhood street is written, composed, sung and shot by people from the community with locals and The Community Art Project (TCAP) team.
Through the song, we want to highlight the Indian Chinese community, the Kolkata Chinese Breakfast Market and TCAP Project that aims to upgrade Tiretti Bazaar itself through creative placemaking and community involvement.

STORY (Fictional)
The song opens with a scene where The Community Art Project (TCAP) team is having a discussion regarding a project. One of the members suddenly comes across a music video while browsing the web. Hooked, he gets all his colleagues to watch this video. The video shows Kolkata’s oldest Chinese Breakfast Market and the various delectable food items available there.
The TCAP team is enticed by the mouth-watering food items showcased in the video. They also see how various communities, locals and tourists come early morning just to taste the homemade snacks. The public place, thus, becomes a venue of celebration with people not only coming for the food, but to meet each other, spending time, bonding, clicking photos, and of course having mouth-watering food!

  • Thomas Chen
    Director
    Director, Editor, Songwriter, Singer and Actor
  • Thomas Chen
    Songwriter
  • The Community Art Project (TCAP)
    Producer
    Pilot Project at Tiretti Morning Chinese BreakfastMarket
  • Swati Mishra
    Producer
    Project Head
  • Varun Mishra
    Cinematographer
    & Co Director
  • Thomas Chen
    Video Editor
  • Piya Chakraborty
    SINGERS
    Female Lead Singer
  • Thomas Chen
    SINGERS
    Male Lead Singer
  • TRAVIS CHEN, JESSICA HUANG, JIZELLE ANNETTE, GENEVIEVE VERMA, AARTI IYER, SWATI MISHRA and ROBERT HSU. Single line : SAYANTAN DASGUPTA and SUBHADIP MUKHERJEE
    SINGERS
    TCAP Chorus
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 15, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • Audio Rights to "routenote.com" for Client Thomas Chen
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Thomas Chen

Thomas Chen conceptualized, directed and edited his first official Music Video "Cheenapara - The Breakfast Market Song". He is multi-talented and has also written, composed and sung his new single.
A singer / songwriter, who happens to sing in 6 languages, namely Chinese , Hindi, English, Bengali, Cantonese and Nepali.
Furthermore, he has collaborated with musicians from China and Taiwan, acted in couple of local TV shows and a Bollywood movie. Composed 6 singles till now in Chinese, Hindi-Chinese, Bengali, hindi and English.

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Director Statement

Food binds people