Have you heard the song from ‘Aisi Taisi Democracy’ yet? Indian Ocean‘s vocalist Rahul Ram, writer and lyricist Varun Grover & stand-up comedian and social satirist Sanjay Rajoura collaborated and put together a satirical song called ‘Mere Saamnewali Sarhad Pe’ on India’s Independence Day. It is a rendition of Kishore Kumar’s classic romantic song Mere Samne Wali Khirki Mein, from the movie Padosan. The song is a perfect blend of humor with a message.
At a time when diplomatic talks between India and Pakistan are falling, relations between both countries are getting sour and ceasefire violations have spiraled, the song speaks about how the people of both nations have more in common than the perceived differences. As Hans Christian Anderson once said, ‘Where words fail, music speaks.’ Check out the song here-
Amazing right? What’s even more amazing is that even though YouTube is banned in Pakistan, people there saw it and thought to give a piece of their mind on the matter! A Pakistani army officer, Muhammad Hassan Miraj wrote a heartfelt satire piece based on the same song with amendments to the title. He called it ‘Aisi Taisi Hypocrisy.’
Here’s their reply-
The singer is Mujtaba Ali, while Kamran and Ali are playing the guitar. The video is produced by Khawar Azhar and directed by Gul Durrani and it was immensely appreciated by the Aisi Taisi Democracy members on social media.
“Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.”
These words by Jimi Hendrix are pearls of wisdom and are most appropriate for this situation. This initiative by Aisi Taisi Democracy is in the right direction!