With scenes culled from all 19 districts of the state, the music video titled "Dekha Hobe Ei Banglay" (See You in Bengal) features Bengali icons from all the fields of culture, showbiz, sports, literature, or science. (Agencies)
Conceived and composed by music duo Soumyojit Das (vocalist) and Sourendra Mullick (pianist), the film also brings to light 13 lesser known Bengalis who have made significant contributions to art and culture.
"The idea was to show different sides to our culture, the diversities across the 19 districts. It is a gift to the future generation of Bengalis, not only the ones residing in the state, but also those spread across the world who will get to connect with their culture through the musical short film," Das said.
The video shows the celebrated Bengalis travelling across the state to bring out the geographical, culinary and artistic landmarks like the Town Hall and Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, the Mall in Darjeeling, and tea gardens in north Bengal. It also features the culinary delights of the state, the quintessential hilsa and mishti doi (sweetened curd).
Sharmila Tagore is seen reciting a line from poet D.L. Roy's iconic composition "Dhono Dhanye Pushpe Bhora" while in the next scene tennis legend Leander Paes (who was raised in the city) is shown sipping the trademark Darjeeling tea in the hills as the toy train chugs in. Bollywood singer Shaan, clad in a dhoti, sings along as clay artist Sanatan Rudra Pal fashions a Durga idol.
With scenes culled from all 19 districts of the state, the music video titled "Dekha Hobe Ei Banglay" (See You in Bengal) features Bengali icons from all the fields of culture, showbiz, sports, literature, or science.