‘Mile Sur Mera Tumhara’ Recreated on the 74th Indian Independence
• Saregamapa 2019 Contestants recreate the iconic Indian song
• The song becomes an Indo-Bangladesh musical collaboration to promote culture and harmony
Anando Sangbad Live: The latest participants of Zee Bangla Saragamapa 2019, who went on to form their own musical group named ‘Eso Bondhu’, recreated a new rendition of the quintessential Indian song ‘Mile Sur Mera Tumhara’ on the occasion of the 74th Indian Independence.
The former participants and now popular singing sensations in Bengal and other parts of India – Ankita, Gourab, Gurujeet, Ananya, Rahul, Lama, Suman, Pritam, Tanmoy, Sneha, Sampa, Abhratanu, Rishita, Prativa & Somdatta took up the challenge to reprise the popular song amidst the difficult pandemic situation to gift their audience a unique experience this Indian Independence Day. Singer Abanti who hails from Bangladesh also lend her voice to this popular number to spread the message of peace and cultural unity between both the countries.
Making this music video one of its kind are the 12 talented acoustic musicians of India- Somnath Roy, Sandipan Ganguly, Raja Mallik, Subhas Bose, Sandip Chatterjee, Navonil Sarkar, Pradip Das, Abhirup Chatterjee, Tanmoy Mandal, Chhandan Basu, Anirban Chatterjee and Hari Shankar, who immensely contributed towards this musical melody.
As veteran singer Sri Srikanta Acharya added when he spoke in the making video of this song: “This pandemic has put several professions amidst great difficulty and music is one such profession that is going through several hiccups. In these tough times, these 12 talented Indian musicians and the 16 gifted singers have decided to overcome several obstacles to usher India into its 74th year of freedom”
The video showcases several beautiful locations of India portraying unity in diversity. The singers braved the lockdown situation to shoot in exemplary locations of West Bengal and Bangladesh. They shot amidst prominent places like Krishnanagar Rajbari (Krishnannagar Palace), Shobhabazar Rajbari ( Palace) ,Dakshnineshwar Temple, Kumartuli, Princep Ghat, Durgapur, tea estates of Darjeeling and certain locations in Bangladesh. The splendid visuals and the melody make this music video a distinctive experience for all!
Cinematography and editing helmed by Prasanta Kumar Sur and song arrangement, mixing, mastering done by Abhratanu Ghosh, Mile Sur Mera Tumhara has been shot following the standard SOP and guidelines of Covid-19 in West Bengal and India.
The song releases today 15th August 2020 on Youtube on the occasion of 74th Independence Day of India.
You can watch the patriotic and soulful number here: