Thursday, March 24, 2011

Jana gana...

Who has sung the Indian national anthem which plays at the beginning of every 2011 ICC World Cup cricket match featuring India? Why on earth are they singing it soooooo slowly? It sounds more like something sung as an accompaniment to a funeral march (going by some of India's performances, perhaps it was appropriate but that is a whole different topic).

Especially during the last bit of Jaya he, Jaya he, it seriously sounds like the singers fell asleep to their own singing, woke up with a jerk, remembered they had not yet completed the song and finished singing the rest of it. There are such long pauses between each of the Jaya Hes!

Aren't anthems supposed to inspire you? And shouldn't that inspiration be to enthusiastically DO something rather than enthusiastically hunt for the nearest comfortable couch or bed for a snooze?

We have an awesome national anthem - is it too much to ask for it to not be sung by what seems to be a bunch of geriatric people woken up from deep sleep?

Update: Oh we won, we won! We won the match against Australia! I really should stop watching these matches - my heart isn't built to withstand such stress! But yeah, we won :-D :-D :-D!

3 comments:

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ said...

I almost felt the same way when I heard it before the first match. The anthem isn't getting the respect its due of. I second your claims.

Anonymous said...

May be they should have asked the kid in the video to sing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ntv-g-qyFM

:)

--ACE

Archana said...

Ashwini - welcome aboard!

ACE - that kid would have totally rocked it!!