“National Anthem recreated on the Sitar” by The String Theory
The String Theory has created a very unique and mesmerizing composition on their sitars and this time it is for our very own – National Anthem (Jana Gana Mana…..). The track is called “The Morning Song of India” as the anthem was originally titled by Rabindranath Tagore himself.
The idea behind the creation of the video was to thank all the people who play a very significant role in our day to day life but are never appropriately credited for it. Be it our milk man who without fail gets the daily supplies first thing in the morning, the traffic hawaldar without whom our roads would have been impossible to drive on, the autorickshaw driver who often get in the rush in an attempt to make us reach our destination on time and many others who in reality are our heroes like Porter, Dabbawala, Security Gaurd, Newspaperwala etc. Interestingly these people will be shown holding masks of important personalities like Mahatma Gandhi, Subhashchandra Bose, Bhagat Singh, A P J Abdul Kalam, Sarojini Naidu, Kalpana Chawla, Lokmanya Tilak, Amitabh Bachchan, Lata Mangeshkar, A R Rahman amongst others who have been an inspiration for many in our country. Thus this video is an initiative to salute the greats of India and the day to day warriors in our life.
The Morning song of India is our patriotic song – Nation Anthem. The String theory has created a beautiful music piece on Sitar and the video is done by Surya Balakrishnan (Director of Doddle Frames). Music is produced by Rahul Bhatt.
The very popularly known as The String Theory – Sonal and Simrit entered into the divine world of music through their devotion and melodious Dhund and Raags on Sitar at a very young age. Their initiation into the world of music began at a very tender age under the guidance of their Guru Ustatd Siraj Khan of the illustrious Mewati Gharana. Both these sisters come from non-musical background and started learning sitar at the age of eight.
Twin sister have completed their education from University of London at the prestigious Russell Square International College in Mumbai. Sonal has specialized in Accounts and Finance whereas Simrit has done specialization in Economics and Management.
The Maan sisters make a fine balance and complement each other on stage, Sonal on String while Simrit on Melody. The twins have played all over India.
They have performed for 2003 World Theatre Day Celebration. Simrit won first prize at Mithibai College – Search for excellence 2003. Sonal has performed for the star plus show called “Kuch Kar Dekhana Hai”. They have also performed at the “Young Authors Achievement Award” in Delhi in 2004. They made their international debut performance at the fifth annual Masala! Mahindi! Masti! Festival held at Harbourfront, Toronto.