How beautiful can this be. The national anthem by one of the legends in Indian film industry and it sounds so soothing that you cannot imagine how the dense texture of his voice has been cleansed and mould into a piece of art. This beautiful rendition deserves more than just appraisal and applause.


There’s a rich history behind our National Anthem and the heated debate between the extremist and moderates. Jana Gana Mana by Rabindranath Tagore glorifies our nation as he sings it in front of a King George V. Some look at it as a homage to the emperor and while many do not wish to claim it as our National Anthem, there are those who have foregone the history and accepted Jana Gana Manawith open arms. Although we cannot change the views and opinions of the extremists yet this rendition by Amitabh Bachchan brings alive the patriotic in us irrespective of our attitude towards the anthem.

Bachchan’s voice pierces through the microphones and strikes our heart. Honoured with Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award, this rendition proves true to the honour conferred upon the megastar.

This video has been shot at Jorasanko Thakurbari, the ancestral home…

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