06 December 2018
Bhubaneswar: After performing the anthem for Odisha Hockey World Cup ‘Jai Hind India’ live in Bhubaneswar’s Kalinga Stadium in front of a packed audience, musical maestro AR Rahman finally released the official music video of the anthem on Wednesday for the world to witness the magic of Odisha to the tunes of a foot-tapping number.
Jai Hind India is A.R. Rahman’s tribute to Indian Hockey. This song intends to inspire the young generation to take the first step towards world domination in sports and leadership. The video celebrates how united our nation is, adapting modernism, yet preserving our ancient values, embracing humanity fuelled by spiritual commonality.
And amidst all this, the centre of attraction of the song is ‘Kalinga Stadium’ with beautifully captured drone shots of the opening ceremony in Kalinga Stadium during ‘Dhak Dhak’ girl Madhuri Dixit’s mesmerizing and colorful performance with little school kids. The shots feature often throughout the video and give a sense of pride to the Odias.
"The peppy #HWC2018 anthem #JayHindIndia has already caught the imagination of millions of sports & music lovers. Thank @arrahman ji & @iamsrk ji for making this video truly magical. The video that captures the vivacious spirit of #hockey across India will surely touch your heart," wrote Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on his Twitter handle.
The song is composed and produced by A.R. Rahman and lyrics beautifully penned by Gulzar. A.R. Rahman is joined by Shahrukh Khan, Nayanthara, Sivamani, Neeti Mohan, Shweta Mohan, Sasha Tirupathi, Shweta Pandit, Harshdeep and the National Hockey World Cup Players in this celebration video shot by Ravi Varman, directed, edited and executed by BToS Productions.