Vande Mataram might be a song in the praise of our motherland. However, Promila Bahari Jain, the multi-talented entrepreneur and artist, has used our country’s national song to promote a very sensitive message — teaching the sons of this country to respect and honour their mothers, through her album. “Forget about being patriotic and respecting motherland. Right now, men can’t even seem to respect their own mothers. I have focussed on the word ‘son’ because of the current violence against woman,” she says.
Promila who collaborated with his son, Viraj, further says, “The idea was to use the national song, which talks about our motherland, modernise it and use the original lyrics in asking sons to love, respect and honour their mothers.” The song’s video talks about various moments in a mother-son relationship and throws light on the communication between the two.
Promila’s son Viraj, who has played the bass, has also sung the song. “Viraj’s voice was a really nice discovery. We knew he can play a lot of instruments and is a wonderful guitar player. But when we started recording the song, his voice came out as a revelation,” says Promila.