By: Pune Pulse
November 2, 2023
Pune: A Sanskrit version of popular songs such as ‘Naatu, Naatu’ from the movie ‘RRR’, and ‘Srivalli’ and ‘Oo Antava’ from the blockbuster film ‘Pushpa’ is being created by a group of music enthusiasts from Pune.
The aim of this endeavor is to promote language to the masses. To create these musical fusions, the group utilizes instruments such as santoor, keyboard, guitar, and tabla.
The music band, known as ‘Vrunda Gandharva Sakhyam’, consists of approximately 20 members, including individuals from Mumbai, ranging in age from 15 to 50 years.
As per the information provided, the objective is to bring the ancient language into regular usage in a manner that captivates people, particularly the younger generation. While there are various initiatives to popularize the language through crash courses, conversations, and more, the focus is to promote the language through entertaining music.
To expand the reach of the Sanskrit language, the band has launched its own YouTube channel called ‘Sanskritshree’. The group asserts that as their presence on social media has grown, there has been an increasing appreciation for the Sanskrit language among the audience.
As per the information received, there was a fascination among young people with Korean popular music. They used to sing those songs without paying much attention to the meaning.
That’s where the idea of forming a musical band in Sanskrit originated. Often, there is no direct translation of the original song, but we ensure that the essence is maintained, and then we work on the vocal aspect.