The patriotic feeling that we get while humming the national anthem is unparalleled. And in that moment of pride, we overlook our differences and come together as a nation. This Bengali version of our national anthem, titled Bharoto Bhagyo Bidhata, brilliantly encompasses this feeling.
The video shows the legendary anthem in its original Bengali composition, as written by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. The Hindi version was adopted over the years because of the popularity of the language.
It gives us the anthem a new perspective by touching on important issues such as the India-Pakistan division and the freedom struggle, accentuating that India is united despite it being a home to disparate views, philosophies and cultures.
Directed by critically-acclaimed filmmaker Srijit Mukherji and produced by Shree Venkatesh Films, the song Bharoto Bhagyo Bidhata is going to be featured in Mukherji’s upcoming Bengali film Rajkahini . The film stars Rituparna Sengupta, Jisshu Sengupta, and Saswata Chatterjee in lead roles. The song has been sung by over 10 renowned vocalists.
This video is sure to leave you with goosebumps. Check it out here:
And here are Tagore’s complete lyrics for the Bengali version of the anthem:
Jono gono mono odhinayoko joyo he, Bharoto bhaggo bidhata Punjab Sindh Gujrat Maratha, Dravid Utkol Bongo Bindho Himachol Jomuna Gonga, Uchchholo jolodhitorongo Tobo shubho naame jage, Tobo shubho ashish mange Gahe tobo joyo gatha Jono gono mongolo dayoko joyo he, Bharoto bhaggo bidhata Joyo he joyo he joyo he Joyo joyo joyo joyo he.
Ohoroho tobo ahoban procharito, Shuni tobo udaro bani Hindu Buoddho Shikh Jeino Parshiko, Musolman Chrishtani Purob poshchim ashe, Tobo shinghoshono pashe Premhar hoy gãtha Jono gono oikko bidhayoko joyo he, Bharoto bhaggo bidhata Joyo he joyo he joyo he Joyo joyo joyo joyo he.
Potono obhbhudhoyo bondhur pontha, Jugo Jugo dhabito jatri He chirosharothi, tobo rotho chokre, Mukhuritho potho dinratri Doruno biplob majhe, Tobo shongkhodhoni baje Shonkoto dukkho trata Jono gono potho porichayoko joyo he, Bharoto bhaggo bidhata Joyo he joyo he joyo he Joyo joyo joyo joyo he.
Ghor timir ghono nibir nishithe, Pirit murchhito deshe Jogroto chilo tobo obicholo mongolo, Notonoyo ne onimeshe Duhshopne atongke, Rokkha korile ongke Snehomoyi tumi mata Jono gono duhkho trayoko joyo he, Bharoto bhaggo bidhata Joyo he joyo he joyo he Joyo joyo joyo joyo he.
Ratri probhatilo udilo robichhobi, Purbo udoyo giri bhale Gahe bihongom punno shomiron, Nobo jibono rosh dhale Tobo korunoruno raage, Nidrito bharot jage Tobo chorone noto matha Joyo joyo joyo he, Joyo rajeshwor Bharoto bhaggo bidhata Joyo he joyo he joyo he Joyo joyo joyo joyo he.