Boston/Jammu, May 17 | The Boston-based Kashmiri Poet, lyricist, and writer, Sunayana Kachroo releases her latest video Khanmaej koor This lyric-driven piece titled “Khanmaej Koor – Maa Main Bhi Tujh Jaisi Hi”, is a fusion between Hindi Poetry and a traditional Kashmiri Song, accompanied by Guitar and Violin.
Sunayana Kachroo’s original Hindi poem, musings on motherhood, on the journey of an individual girl to being a woman and a mother, reflects on the fact that daughters inadvertently transform into an image of their own mother.
She describes this emotion in following lines from the poem- “Chehre Badal jaatein hain par Waqt sab par wohi aata hai Dheere Dheere har maa ka chehra bas maa jaisa hee ban jaata hai”
It has been fused with a traditional Kashmiri wedding song, which evokes the emotions of a bride as she gets ready to leave her home to begin a new life journey.
Noted singer Priya Bondre is being supported in the vocals by very talented Shruthi Iyer. Arnav Komaragiri’s guitar strums keep the ambiance very serene, the Violin interludes by Sushmitha Ravikumar, bring the listeners out of nostalgia into the present moment. Vinod Krishnan is the creative director of this piece. This Kashmiri ‘Bidaai’ song also featured in the film Raazi during Alia Bhat’s wedding scene, balances the soulful sentiments of motherhood with the depth of feelings of a bride departing her home.
Experience these gentle expressions of tenderness.
This product is produced by Indian Raga, a Boston-based community of performing artists that give traditional and contemporary art forms a modern makeover.
Sunayana Kachroo is an award-winning poet, lyricist, and film writer. She has worked with renowned artists like Sonu Nigam, Ankit Tiwari, Anuradha Palakurthi, Jasraj Joshi, Yawar Abdal, and Hrishikesh Ranade. She has a long collaboration with Renzufilms, under that banner she has written dialogues for many films, including the award-winning critically acclaimed feature film Half Widow in which few verses of khanmoej koor were first time introduced globally and The Illegal.
The performing artists prominent in the iconic video are Sunayana Kachroo (Poetry and Recitation), Priya Bondre (Vocal, music arrangement), Shruthi Iyer (Vocal), Arnav Komaragiri (Guitar), Sushmitha Ravikumar (Violin)