may have been the official song for the recently concluded Commonwealth Games (CWG), but netizens will continue to be reminded of the event by
Kaisa Mera Desh
, a rap song that is making waves online, even after the games concluded. What’s more, its creator is openly critical about Rahman’s anthem.
23-year-old rapper Young Prozpekt aka Krishna Kaul says, “When Rahman’s song came out, I really wondered why they were making such positive and hopeful songs.
Things were definitely not as good as they were made to seem!” Kaul’s own song, released on October 3 to coincide with the start of the CWG, took jibes at the apathy of the Indian government, with special focus on the debacle that the CWG was set to be.
But in the aftermath of the games’ success, one wonders if the song is still relevant. Kaul stands by his seemingly premature rant. “They may have pulled it off, that doesn’t mean there’s no corruption. The way the situation was being handled at that time was my trigger. But, it’s about everything that is wrong with our government, all in one song,” he clarifies.
Curently working on his next song that focuses on freedom of speech, Kaul hopes that more songs and films will target the wrongdoings of the government.
“I made this song to open people’s eyes. I’m not sure whether it would have affected the government. Maybe if we make more of them, there will be a bigger impact.”