” Maa, Ammi, Mother, ek e, Bhuli ta ki kore? “
These words will probably go down the ages as a masterpiece penned by the prodigal Chief Minister that West Bengal had been graced with. The song may as well go on to become the Official Durga Pujo Anthem, and every pandal would have to compulsorily blare it every day during the festivities, at least once every hour.
But wait, I am getting ahead of myself.
The widely acclaimed Suruchi Sangha Durga Puja Association in the New Alipore area of Kolkata has come up with a theme song for this year’s celebrations, and it is a star-studded affair.
While singer Shreya Ghoshal lends her voice to this number, the lyrics have been written by none other the Honourable Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee.
The video has been directed by Tollywood favourite Raj Chakraborty and the music has been composed by Jeet Gannguli. Akin to a typical Tollywood potboiler, the music video focuses on a child and how he sees the image of Maa Durga in his own mother, and in different women from varying walks of life.