Thank God, We’re All So Different!

Today, came across a delightful clip that brought back these thoughts:

StatesWe’re 29 states and 7 union territories at the last count. 

Every 50 square kilometers with its own art, culture, cuisine….Challenges aside, so much to enjoy, celebrate…What would be our lives without our friends in Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Bengal, Assam…all pitching in, unique in their own ways.

Now for the clip, originally from Malayalam: Sung by amazingly mellifluous G Sreeram and Vaikkom Vijayalakshmi (visually impaired from birth), the eminently hummable melody composed by M Jayachandran. and the beautiful lyrics by Rafeeq Ahmed going one-up on the music – the chaste Tamizh translation so balmy on the ears, voices climbing up and down the scales so effortlessly, a little fast-paced but pleasingly so, the lilt continuing to ring in one’s ears long after it’s played out – enjoy

 

Aren’t we lucky?

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PS: The song is from ‘Celluloid’. a 2013 Malayalam film written and directed by Kamal, starring Prithviraj and Mamta Mohandas in the lead roles. The film is a biopic based on the life story of J.C. Daniel, the pioneer of Malayalam cinema.

Here’s the original in Malayalam from the same singers:

 

 

Source: image from incredibleindiatour.net/states/