India at 75: Bengali music group recreates national song Vande Mataram | India is blooming
Kolkata/IBNS: The 15-singer Bengali musical group, Eso Bondhu, has recreated India’s national song Vande Mataram on the occasion of the country’s 75th Independence Day.
Eso Bondhu recreated the national song as Vande Mataram – Tumi Maa.
The music video, produced by Asha Audio, features young singers Gourab Sarkar, Kinjal Chattopadhyay, Aritra Dasgupta, Arkadeep Mishra, Abhratanu Ghosh, Gurujeet Singh, Tanmoy Biswas, Arfin Rana, Raktim Chowdhury, Samadipta Mukherjee, Chandrika Bhattacharya, Jyoti Sharma, Rishita Saha , Sonali Banerjee and Somdatta Das.
Singer-lyricist Gourab Sarkar, who led the group, said: “This year marks the 75th anniversary of independence. We wanted to create something new on this independence day and so we came up with the idea for the song. Vandematram is an ode to our We tried to keep the same essence in our song while trying to highlight the point of view of our mothers.
“The original song Vandemataram represents our homeland and our composition Tumi Maa represents our mothers in the flesh. We tried to mix them both in our song. The song also has a rap that represents both mothers in the same way .”
The video, which was released on Yellow Turtle Friday, features several locations in North and South Kolkata.
The video features all the singers with heartwarming visuals of mothers from different walks of life in Kolkata.
The song also features popular Kolkata model, Bilkis Parveen.
“I had immediately said ‘yes’ to Gurab-da’s proposal because he always takes commendable steps when it comes to music and its experimentation,” Samadipta told India Blooms.
The cinematography and editing of the video was done by Prasanta Kumar Sur and his team while the song is composed by Kinjal Chattopadhyay and Abhratanu Ghosh and written by Gourab Sarkar.
Popular Bengali singer Rupankar Bagchi, who was present at the launch of the music video, shares with India Blooms: “15 artists have come together to celebrate August 15th, Independence Day! It’s a great collaboration.
“I always appreciate collaborative efforts. My best wishes to them.”
Alongside Rupankar, singers Manomoy Bhattacharya, Ujjaini Mukherjee, Rathijit Bhattacharjee among others.
The clip is now streaming on Asha Audio’s YouTube channel.