'Bharat Bhagya Vidhata' inspired by national anthem: Vyas

New Delhi, PTI | Updated : 02 August 2013, 09:11 AM

Shashi Vyas's new documentary "Bharat Bhagya Vidhata" is inspired by national anthem "Jana Gana Mana" and celebrates people who are working relentlessly for the betterment of the country.

Vyas is the son of the classical exponent Pandit CR Vyas and is known for his efforts in popularising Indian classical music.

Vyas said he started making the documentary in 2011, just after the centenary of "Jana Gana Mana" as an attempt to showcase the richness of Indian culture and tradition.

"I was always fascinated by the word 'Bharat Bhagya Vidhata'. Someone asked me once what does these words mean and when I understood the meaning, I thought I should spread the message that 'youth are the architect of India's destiny'.

"Youth today tend to blame the system, inadequacies and infrastructure. We have excuses, but at the same time there are people who are working relentlessly, selflessly to make this place a better country. I wanted to bring such people forward through this documentary," Vyas told PTI.

The one-hour documentary, with a voiceover by Bollywood actor Boman Irani, talks about the lives and contributions of people like Major General Eustance D' Souza, sitarist Purbaya Chatterjee, Narayan Murthy, activist Sunita Krishnan, forest ranger KM Chinappa among others.

Asked whether his documentary will bring a change in the perception of the youth, he said, "I enjoy the process of doing it. My only point is I have done this my way and I want it to be reach everywhere which will give me satisfaction."

Vyas, a Chartered Accountant by profession, said despite not taking the musical route, it remained his first love.

Asked about the present scenario of Indian classical music, Vyas said, "It is the most disorganised sector today. Jugalbandi and fusion are the trend in market now."

Vyas held a special screening of the documentary recently which was attended by politicians like BJP leaders L K Advani, Prakash Javadekar and Minister of Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari.

First Published: Friday, August 02, 2013 09:06 AM
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