Music has been a binding force that has brought people of different countries, creeds, and ideologies together. Earlier, Indians and Pakistanis came together and gave an emotional see-off to the popular Pakistani hard rock band, Strings. And recently, people across the border were seen grooving to a mashup of classic Bollywood songs sung by a Pakistani band known as ‘Khudgharz’.
Now, videos of a Pakistani serial featuring Rabindra Sangeet have proved that music had no boundaries.
In one of the clips from the show that aired in 2019, one of the lead actors named Yumna Zaidi is seen singing the popular Bengali song ‘Amaro Porano Jaha Chay’, reported Times Now.
The videos that were initially shared by the director of the TV show have now spread like wildfire online.
In another clip, Yumna’s character is seen lip-synching another song titled ‘Ami tomaro birohe rohibo bilin’. Interestingly, the songs were play backed by Sharvari Deshpande of ‘Chhapaak’.
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Desis online were pleased to see Rabindra Sangeet being sung in a Pakistani serial. This is how they reacted:
When a Pakistani Series uses Rabindrasangeet
— Diwakar | दिवाकर | দিবাকর | دیواکر | ਦਿਵਾਕਰ 🇮🇳 (@ErDiwakarDas) June 1, 2021
So heart-warming! So inclusive! It’s ironic that the bhakts trying to humiliate people saying things like “go to Pakistan” don’t actually realise it’s a compliment.
— TheBookaholicBengali (@Soumi33) June 2, 2021
You have to say that this piece is a bold and glaring example of acceptance from the most unexpected quarters. Remember Tagore wrote the National Anthem for Bangladesh (erstwhile East Pakistan). And modern day Pakistan is accepting this! Really sweet, like Bengali itself!
— Sayan Dey (@sayan_dey) June 2, 2021
— Aditya Chanda (@satyapriyachan2) June 2, 2021
That’s why… It’s said as… Music is universal has no barriers
— DEBASHISH MALLICK (@Debashish_Indus) June 2, 2021
Rabindra sangeet is eternal: universal.
I am extremely happy for its appreciation.
— Damodar Mukhopadhyay (@DamodarMukhopa4) June 7, 2021
Wow..my half Bengali heart had swelled with pride…love it.
— aditi (@aditi_hbl) June 3, 2021
I watch a lot of Pakistani serials 😂 This one was so good and the song and picturisation excellent. Loved this story line a lot. Much superior to a lot of the trash that goes on in the Hindi channels. 😂😂
— Gopali Ghosh 🇬🇧🇮🇳 (@ghosh_gopali) June 3, 2021
This is indeed heartwarming and sweet.