Not long ago we had a show that used to air on Zee Tv every Friday evening that celebrated the power of music of the commoners, remember? It also is a game we played when lights went out, when we went on Picnics and in my class we played during breaks as well. Any guesses? Haha music freaks you guessed it right…ANTAKSHARI!!! The show that Annu Kapoor hosted so well and a show that is still missed so dearly.
Recently my college got over and the monsoon showered its blessings on Mumbai. What can be a better way to spend your evenings than playing antakshari while sitting in your balcony and enjoying pokodas and ginger tea? But I had a huge problem – NO COMPANY, NO PARTNERS. *sad* so I switched on my WeChat to see if anyone was online cause after watching the "Acha toh hum chalte hain” ad of Pareeniti Chopra and Varun Dhawan I knew it was better to play Antakshari on WeChat than playing WriteTakshari on Watsapp as the voice message facility would let everyone actually sing. But call it my bad luck or a good luck in disguise, none of my friends, from my college group of 40 people, were online. It is 40 people as that is the maximum member limit of a group of we chat. You must be wondering how was it a good luck in disguise, right? Well a bit of patience so read on, cause it is going to be legen-wait for it-dary.
The Boring WriteTakshari
As none of my friends were online I thought of using a message in a drift bottle to find people wanting to play, just like me.
My message in the bottle – Music freaks who are feeling nostalgic cause of the rains and wanna indulge in a session of Antakshari with like-minded people revert A.S.A.P.
And people, you won’t believe who all jumped in to prove their singing talents. It was a great evening as I got a chance to sing with Javed Akhtar, Shreya Ghosal, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shaan and Mohit Chauhan. Need I say more! Let the music roll...
ME –OMG OMG OMG!!!
– Nahi Nahi yeh alfaz galat hain (These words are wrong). Kher Mobile Mobile kya Karen, karna hai kuch game, Suru Karen antakshari leke WeChat ka name.
Sing and laugh and be happy. -
– Nahi Nahi yeh alfaz galat hain!
– I am stuck in a traffic so please let me sing what I m feeling right now
Me – Irshaad
– ruki ruki thee zindagi jhat se chal padi, hui android se dosti maja lele WeChat ke
– Javed ji oo words friendly, lyrics ke rakshak, mein bhi hun singer, alfaazon se, pronouncing se kyon…tu roke mujhe, na chance de mujhe let me sing….
Me –ok ok Respected Rockstar we get your point….chill
– Musumusuhassi diyoma lai lai mussumussuhassi diyo
–O no no I was asking Mohit and Javed Ji to smile
wow sunidhi you have become smart, Bano raani tumhe sayani hona hi tha hona hi tha hona hi tha
Me – you guys know all your songs so well and I have none of my own, True Story!
Musumusuhassi diyoma lai lai mussumussuhassi diyo -
O no no I was asking Vaisakhi to smile -
Me – ok ok g is it? Gun guna rahe hain bhaware khile rahis hai kali kali aaaa hhhh aaa hhh
– ok chuck that music, my turn, haan hai koi toh wajaa jo WeChat ka majaa hai aane laga, in hawaon mein hai kya jo chai ka chaska hai chaane laga
haha should I tell you kya hai? Duba duba rehta hun in monsoon of Mumbai, dewana ban gaya hun main of WeChat Antakshari
- Yeh alfaaz galat hi sahi, the answer is totally true.
kaisa jaadu dala re, kaisa jadu dala re, WeChat pe gana gaya re, bada mazaa hai aaya re
Me – Ruk ruk ruk arrey baba ruk antakshari mein let me get hooked
Barso re megha megha barso re megha megha
Pee Lu is wet mud ki smell, pe lu a hot cuppa coffee under the rainy spell, pee lu this songs ka amazing khel
Now the sun, that was hardly visible, had finally set and I had a novel to get back to so I decided to continue the game the next day.
Me - Acha toh hum chal te hain
kahan?? Where where??
Me- yahin jahan sabhi gaate waate rahen.
Next day I decided to add more people to the group and used the shake function of WeChat. Shake is a feature where in when you shake your phone, and people around the world who shake their phone at the exact same time are visible to you. And call it God’s wish to hear more songs or my ultra good luck, I found out Shankar Mahadevan Sir in the shake list!!!
Now now don’t be jealous of me. I admire people who love music and WeChat group allows me to add 40 people to the list. So if you want to be a part of my group Shake your phones at 6 ‘o’ clock every evening, who knows you might find me and be as lucky as me!..:D