Saturday, June 15, 2013

Rainy Antakshari

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...

 – 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.

                 Musumusuhassi diyoma lai lai mussumussuhassi diyo -  

Me-hey I always wanted to ask what exactly does this line mean?

                                                                                   Sing and laugh and be happy. - 

 – Nahi Nahi yeh alfaz galat hain!
                                       Javed ji jane do na jane jane do na in words ko jane do na - 

 – 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

                                                                   nahi nahi yeh alfaaz galat hain - 
– 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


                                                                                Cheating cheating - 
 –O no no I was asking Mohit and Javed Ji to smile

HAHA really Javed ji forgive the aggression what to do Life ki naughty kahani yeh halkat jawaani

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 - 

-you have already sung it!!!

                                                                 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

 – Paigam laya saawan Singers ka chal gaya jaadu, bearish ke saath barse gaano ka power

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

  - phir kab miloge

Me – jab Aap log kaho ge

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
P.S.- My entry for the WeChat contest organized by IndiBlogger. For more info visit WeChat's Youtube channelPictures are taken from google. 


  1. A real nice conversation :)

  2. In all the entry for we chat .. This is the best one i read .. All the best :)

  3. Antakshari my fav game , very entertaining
    all the best !

    I am new to blogging but still, have put in an effort ,
    I will really value your inputs..
    1 -

    1. haha i like rapid fire more..:D and thanku..:)
      visited ur blog and loved ur 2nd post the future and past me one..:)

  4. i loved this take of urs...antakshari brings back a lot of memories :)
    all the best !!!

    1. thanku...:)....and ya antakshari and dumb charades were so close to us wen we were kids..:)

  5. Rather quaint to play antakshari on WeChat... I wish you had asked Javed if he remembered the first couplet he wrote!

    All the best!

    Arvind Passey

    1. will remember that for the next time Arvid sir...also quaint...hmm ya it is but super fun too...have tried it already...:) should go ahead and try me u ll enjoy it..:D