A 2020 poem, featuring Manoj Bajpayee as the narrator, has struck a chord on social media with its message of communal harmony, and filmmaker Milap Zaveri, who conceptualized it, says it’s great to see the message of the poem reach people in the present day.
Titled ”Bhagwan Aur Khuda”, the two-minute long poem addresses the ineffectiveness of conflicts between religions as Bajpayee puts it, ”Bhagwaan aur Khuda aapas mein baat kar rahe thhe Mandir aur Masjid ke beech chauraahe by mulaqaat kar rahe thhe, ki haath jode huye ho ya dua me uthe, koi farak nhi padta hai. (Bhagwaan and Khuda met in a square between a temple and a mosque, whether you fold your hands or open your palms for prayer, it really doesn’t matter). ” Zaveri originally posted the video in May 2020 at the height of India’s coronavirus-induced lockdown.
But as community incidents have been reported in states like Madhya Pradesh, Guajarat and the nation’s capital New Delhi, the poem is once again resonating with social media users, who praise its message of peace and peace. harmony.
According to Zaveri, the video resurfaced due to some “unfortunate incidents” and that’s why even he shared it on his Twitter account.
”It’s great to see it (the poem) become so relevant (again). There were unfortunate incidents where people from two communities clashed and that made this video relevant,” the filmmaker told PTI.
“And people came out to say that people from neither community wanted discord or discord between them. Hindus and Muslims lived in peace and that is the message the poem is trying to convey,” he added.
Zaveri, best known for managing commercial artists like ‘Satyameva Jayate’, ‘Marjaavaan’ and ‘Satyameva Jayate 2’, said the scenario of the coronavirus pandemic that hit India in March 2020 pushed him to express their thoughts on humanity.
“I first thought of the poem in 2020 and it came out in May of the same year. The pandemic had started and there was uncertainty and I wanted to give a positive message about humanity.
“I guess because of recent events, it’s hit a chord somewhere stronger now and it’s brought the video back into prominence. It’s just a video. It doesn’t blame anyone or point fingers at anyone and instead says why can’t we coexist in harmony,” Zaveri told PTI.
The director said through Bhagwaan aur Khuda he tried to communicate that we are all one.
Zaveri credits Bajpayee for recognizing him and helping him bring a new side of his personality to people.
“It showed a new side of me and the recognition I received is huge. I am grateful to Manoj sir for lending his voice for something poignant and powerful. It meant a lot to me,” a- he added.
Asked if he’s considering writing another poem, the filmmaker replied, “Never say never (about writing another poem) because that thought came out of the blue, so if anything comes, I will do it.” The poem ”Bhagwan Aur Khuda” happens to be the director’s second poem, after John Abraham recited his first poem ”Mera Bharat Mahaan”, about praising the spirit of India – written by Zaveri.
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