Sunday, May 02, 2010

I was watching DD National channel after a long time, thanks to the World Cup T-20 coverage. So after India beat Afghanistan the channel was still on and soon they started airing this duet song by two singers. The girl pretty and decked up, sang “oh mere sona re sona” from the movie Teesri Manzil. She sang well but was hitting many wrong notes. I pooh poohed Doordarshan. “Cant they find better singers? I think I can sing better!” The guy next to her... all smiles... swayed in rhythm. The girl made up for her average singing with her on stage enthusiasm. I would have changed the Channel 'cept the 'remote' was remote! So I lingered on waiting for the boy to sing just to know if he was any better. And as he started mouthing the Rafi lines of 'oh phir na ulajh na hamse...’, I realised he was sailing in the same boat.
Then all of a sudden... I noticed that the girl was standing on crutches. And a closer look revealed that the nice looking lad singing happily was actually blind. I swallowed a lump in my throat... This happens only DD.

3 comments:

De Sprit Smilezz said...

i liked the blog....this can happen only and only on DD but most of all i like the enthu of not giving up in or on life..everytime i see somebody like this for a split second I feel so foolish and stupid.we complain or winne about everyday life ..postpone things coz of temporary difficulties and here are these people living a whole full life...
And then ofcourse i go back to being myself:[

kaalpanique said...

well said DSS...

anilkurup said...

The Chinese saying goes like this,
"I stopped crying that I had no shoes when I saw a man without any feet".
But DD must have been specific about the performers. Perhaps then you would not have noticed the mediocrity in singing but would have admired the performers.