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Doordarshan Signature Montage

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Uploaded on Jun 28, 2008

This is the Original upload. At last I got the montage of the DD's famous Dosai Montage. I name it as Dosai because it follows same way how a Dosai prepared in Tamilnadu. I regret the poor Audio and Video quality as the clip was shot using Nokia 6300 with no ambient supporting light. This Montage is in use from 1974 and the background music is from a shanai. This is the original upload of this signature in this youtube.

Further in my search in the net, I got this data on the tune: In 1973, the signature tune of Doordarshan was first brought to life by Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan during his shehnai recital in an hour and a half long inauguration ceremony of Doordarshan Television Channel held at Vigyan Bhava in New Delhi. Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan was the one who first breathed life into that sad sounding tune. As more and more cities started receiving the signals of Doordarshan, the number of its viewers kept increasing. It became a truly powerful medium. But, a medium of what - this was yet to be decided. Indira Gandhi, the Indian Prime Minister at the time, understood the power of this new medium. A common sentiment of the public during the turbulent 70s was: Nehru was a visionary!?, Shastri a revisionary!?, and Indira Gandhi a televisionary!?. Indira Gandhi knew how to wield and harvest the power of television. Indira Gandhi wanted the signature tune of Doordarshan to be based on the song - Iqbal's saarey jahan se acha.
The task of composing the tune was entrusted to sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar. But, he realised that the actual tune of saarey jahan se acha was of a bit longer duration. Working with Ustad Ali Ahmad Hussain Khan, Ravi Shankar finally came up with a variation of the original tune and created what can truly be termed the 'National tune of India'. A slow mournful sounding tune that became a cherished memory for generations of Indians. A memory twisted in swirls...the swirl. Recently DD celebrated its 50th golden jubilee year: 1959 - 2009

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