Here’s a review on the most recent song released by the Coke Studio which is our very own National Anthem.
As you all know that Coke Studio is the most popular TV show in Pakistan which features live studio recorded musical performances by our very own artists. While talking about our coke studio ,I repeat OUR coke studio , I feel immensely proud because it has received worldwide acclaim and appreciation and it has also overpowered the Indian version of the show, even Indian celebrities have accepted the fact .
Coke studio has been successful in presenting us with such astounding performances from past 9 years.
So it’s a video released specially for the Independence Day . Kudos to the 70 years of Pakistan!!!
The video starts with the voice of Attaullah Khan Esakhelvi , such a deep and melodious voice , and it’s such a grand beginning. But unfortunately it’s the beginning of the end.
The biggest missing element in the video was lack of Enthusiasm. It’s our “Qoumi Tarana” guys. You’ve lined up such great artists but where is the zeal and zest ? No expressions , no cultural touch , such mourning tones as if some “Saneyha” had occurred. Not a single smile on anyone’s face. Not a single artist wearing the white and green colour , the colour of our flag.
Our National Anthem utilizes “jazba” to enjoy it to the fullest. And in this video coke studio has focused more on the electronic instruments rather than the vocals.
Various people have given their comments as the singers chosen were not fitting as some were inexperienced chosen merely on their looks and the song lacked coordination , it wasn’t heart touching. Some said it was fine not bad. But it’s our National Anthem it has to be the best not just fine.
Unfortunately coke studio’s try to remake the new version has failed this time to win the hearts of people knowing it holds a sentimental value for the Pakistanis to an extent that people get a run of “Goosebumps” while listening to it.
Credits: Maryam Pervaiz
This Article is written by Maryam Pervaiz, Student of BS Media Studies at Bahria University.