Simpatico voice of the legendary Bhimsen Joshi, starts this song that depicts national integration and unity. Unlike synthesizers and auto tuners, this song has ‘taal’ of the tabla and musical instruments that are played by seasoned musicians. Original music and compositions are unexcelled. This stupendous and
heartfelt song that show patriotism and unity in diversity, remains in our memories for ever. Till date when you watch and listen to ‘Mile Sur Mera Tumhara,’ (older version), it still sounds newborn in your memories. No doubt the elaborate, digitized version of brand new ‘Mile Sur Mera Tumhara.’ Can the newer version beat the rhythm created by Louis Banks and the lyrics by the ad guru- Piyush Pandey?
The newer version has a ‘Yo’ element with Sir Amitabh Bachchan trying to rap the same lyrics in his baritone voice. Now, now that ‘is’ something. The newer version has popular actors from all over India, mucisians, and choreographers. What is missing is, depiction of diversity. This video could have been more heart warming by adding people from Start-Ups, and Social workers( I wonder why Nana Patekar who has done the most selfless act of providing shelter and money to poor farmers is missing in this video); because that is the new India and it still retains its old values while accepting the new and novel.