DOORDARSHAN PRESENTED a glittering cultural evening Rainbow 48 to
commemorate the 48th foundation day of Doordarshan, at the Ganna Sansthan auditorium on Friday evening.
The programme was truly a rainbow event of music and dance. Taal vaadya kachri (instrumental fusion), Kathak by Deepak Maharaj, son of Birju Maharaj, Bhojpuri folk by Sushri Devi and fusion of Western, and Indian music with a dash of Bharatnatyam was the highlight of the evening. Finally, it was left to famous pop singer Jasvinder Jassi to entertain the audience to some foot-tapping numbers.
The unison of various musical instruments was followed by Deepak Maharaj’s Kathak.
Deepak presented some rare mudras of his father and guru Birju Maharaj. He was accompanied on the tabla by Ustad Akram Khan.
Pop singer Jassi began his recital with a ‘sufiana qalam’, ‘Chhap tilak sab chheeni mose naina milai ke’ and ‘damadam mast qalandar’. The singer did not forget to present some of his famous old goodies like ‘dil le gayi kudi Gujarat di’.
However, it was a welcome step to fill the gap of two intervening items with some comedy of renowned comedian ‘Banwari Lal Jhol’. Dazzling compere ‘Rakhi’ also won the appreciation of the audience.