Jai Jai Garvi Gujarat – Scored by Rahman

swarnim-Sankalp-gujaratHappened to listen to Rahman‘s second anthem in two days, this time Jai Jai Garvi Gujarat. Quite late I know to be listening to a song that came out on May 1. Even now its thanks to my cousin Unni and friend Emmanuel that I came to know of this one. The song was released as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Gujarat state. The lyrics, originally by Kavi Narmad, have reportedly been slightly modified by Dilip Rawal, Ankit Trivedi, Sairam Dave and Chiragh Tripathi. There is also a Hindi version of the song written by Prasoon Joshi. The video has been directed by Bharat Bala.
Apart from the fact that the two anthems have been made for two parts of the country, there was a general contrast in the feel brought about in the two songs. While the Tamil Classical Conference anthem was sort of imposing in its arrangement with the ambient feel et al, Rahman has brought a very quaint feel in Jai Jai.. Starting with just an acoustic guitar in the background, the arrangement slowly builds up as it progresses. The folksy loop on the flute is a beauty! Keerti Sagathia has of course done a wonderful job of delivering the song. On the whole, a very heart-warming anthem. Thanks to Rahman being involved in composing, this song will already have won lots of fans outside the Gujarati community! 🙂 Below is the video of the song. And here is the official download link of the mp3.