Monday, February 23, 2009

Jai Ho............

Amidst a raging controversy over 'Vande Mataram' in 2006, while there were fatwas being issued in the name of Islam against singing or performing it, A. R. Rahman came out with his version 'Maa Tujhe Salam'.

His version eventually won the Channel [V]'s Viewer's Choice Award and at the ceremony, when asked, Rahman unflinchingly sang Vande Mataram and took a stand. That proved to me that he was my kind of Indian.

Yesterday, I happened to listen to the dialogues of the ending scenes of "Guru" where Gurubhai addresses the AGM of shareholders in his company and asks them amid jubilant shouts "Shall we show the world that we have arrived?"

Well, Rahman, you have done just that. With the Oscar you have shown the world that we have arrived and you have made every Indian proud. This is a win not just for you but for everyone who believes in the idea of India.

"Jai Ho".

7 comments:

Shilpa said...

it is a proud moment indeed :)
Jai Ho!

Indyeah said...

yup it is..only because of a genius called Allah rakha rehman!:))He deserves it all...

jai ho!

Trailblazer said...

Jai Ho. Indeed.

Balvinder Singh said...

India's place is ultimately on top and all these developments taking place in the recent past are steps in that direction. Only that we all have to contribute towards that in whatever way we can.

Anrosh said...

"The idea of india " ..makes a good title for a book.

Vinod_Sharma said...

This is AR Rahman's big day indeed with two in 10 minutes. By the time he is done, he will not be able to count them. Finally this genius has got his stage.

Anupam Sarwaikar said...

His last sentence after accepting second award - "Many times I had chance to choose between love and hate, I chose love and here I am"

Says a lot about him and also about what's going on in every Indian's mind.