“The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else.” Aapka Sahara Foundation believes that virtues drive values. And these very virtues come from the people who are dearest to you, the people who are most vulnerable to the virus today. With COVID-19 terrorizing India, and, more importantly, with senior citizens being susceptible to the same, Aapka Sahara Foundation sought to find a new pro- social distancing form of providing entertainment and making our beloved elderly smile.
Thus, we have introduced a new concept called “Aapka Sahara Entertainment” which is a platform for any artist to showcase their talent in the form of dancing, singing, poetry, etc., and the same would be shown to the senior citizens at Sahabhaav Old Age Home for their entertainment. Hence, via virtual platforms we set about bringing a smile on their faces during such dire times as our motto says “Aapki Khushi, Humari Khushi”.
Theme: Bollywood Retro
Duration: Under 1 minute
Performance 1: Some say music is the strongest form of magic. Some say it is the most popular language in the world. Most of us might agree that music is something that brings us together, it’s when our hearts sync to the beat of the rhythm. And who can deny the love we Indians have for old Bollywood songs. To keep this love going, we began our ASF Entertainment Segment with a lovely song from our very own ASF band member Khushi Bhalaria. She had very beautifully sung the classic 1973 song “Churaliya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko” from the Album “Yaadon ki Baaraat”.
Performance 2: “Music is to the soul what words are to the mind.” Modest Mouse. Another classic sung beautifully by our band member Urvi Vaghela- “Jaiye Aap Kahan” from “Mere Sanam”.
Performance 3: Music is what it is. It is life. Because without it, the heart wouldn’t have beats. Jay Tolia, another gifted band member of ASF gave us the introduction of the melodious song “Raat Baki Baat Baki Hona Hain Jo” from “Namak Halaal” using a loop pedal and a guitar.
Performance 4: Abdullah Khan has helped immensely with OUR WORK 70 ASF’s work and continues to add music to everyone’s life. He played the melody of “Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas” from the movie “Blackmail”.
Performance 5: ‘Can a mere song change your mind? I doubt that. But a song can infiltrate your heart and the heart can change your mind’. The first of our enthused volunteers barring our resident band members, Anvi Mehta sang ‘Tu Tu Hai Wahi’ from the movie ‘Yeh Vaada Raha’.
Performance 6: “Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another.” Diya Anam danced her heart out to “Kajra MohabbatWala” from “Kismat”.
Performance 7: “Music is the strongest form of magic”. Helping us coast our way through these difficult times, one can definitely find magic in Timothy Thampy’s cover on “Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh” from “Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai”.
Performance 8: ‘Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything’ ~Plato. Sarjak Maniar truly adhered to Plato’s quote on music as he sang ‘Gulaabi ankhe Jo Teri Dekhi’ from ‘The Train’.
Performance 9: Beautifully sung mashup of two of the most wellknown Bollywood retro songs. Rhea Kunder presented her very original mash-up on ‘Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaye’ from ‘Jurm’ and ‘Mere Sapno Ki Rani’ from ‘Aradhna’.
Performance 10: Effay sang “Yeh Chand Sa Roshan Chehra” (Kashmir Ki Kali), “Ae Dil Mujhe Bata De (Bhai Bhai)”, “Aaj Kal Tere Mere Pyaar Ke Charche” (Brahmachari) & Hai Apne Dil Toh Aawaara (SolvaSaal)’.
Performance 11: “Where words 72 leave off, music begins.” – Heinrich Heine. To create calm with their amazing voice, we have Abhishek V. and Ritika Mehta singing ‘Tere Mere Milan’ from ‘Abhimaan’. Such melodious voices of these two individuals, provides a soothing feeling in these difficult times.
Performance 12: Wayne Dyer once said, “When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way”. Divya Sabnis enjoyed each step along her way to ‘Mera Naam Chin Chinchu’ from the movie ‘Howrah Bridge’.
Performance 13: ‘Music is my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to my sweet space’. Aryan Khanna sang ‘Ek Pyaar Ka Nagma Hai’ from ‘Shor’.
Performance 14: Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends. Aryan Nayak sang ‘Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaye’ from ‘Jurum’ and ‘Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mai’. from ‘Kabhi Kabhi’, entertaining everyone.
Performance 15: Radhit Arora sang ‘Bas Tujhse Naraz Zindagi’ from the movie ‘Masoom’.
Performance 16: “Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words”- Robert Wilde. Putting her thoughts into words and her words into poetry, we had Dhruvi Zingade reading a few of her favourite lines of poetry related to grandparents. Performance 17: Music is the shorthand of emotion.” Leo Tolstoy. Sending us on a roller coaster of emotions with one of the most famous songs ever in Bollywood, we had Tarang Jain singing “Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein’’ from ‘Kabhie Kabhie’
Performance 17: Music is the shorthand of emotion.” Leo Tolstoy. Sending us on a roller coaster of emotions with one of the most famous songs ever in Bollywood, we had Tarang Jain singing “Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Mein’’ from ‘Kabhie Kabhie’
Performance 18: Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” Victor Hugo, making his debut performance in Hindi songs we 74 had Siddharth Desai singing ‘Hai Apna Dil Toh Awara’ from ‘Solva Saal’.
Performance 19: Friedrich Nietzsche said, ‘Without music, life would be a mistake’. Tej Shethia added music to life as he sang ‘Ek Ladki Bheegi Bhaagi Si’ from ‘Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi’ and ‘Pyaar Hua, Ikrar Hua’ from ‘Shree 420’.
Performance 20: Music is nothing less than poetry delicately woven out of beautiful notes. It stirs up something within you that transports you to whole new world free of judgement and prejudice. We had a very special artist among us. Her dulcet voice effortlessly weaves the floral notes of a composition into a garland of melody. The soothing aroma of her rendition wafts around eternally. Moreover, the finesse of her performance captures the essence of anything she honours. This was our first ever collaboration with the dynamic brother-sister 75 duo. AKASA, of “Naagin” and “AetheAa” fame, lending her flawless vocals to the evergreen song — “Ajeeb Dastan Hai Yeh” from “Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai”! Supporting her on the piano, is virtuoso Aasa Singh, her brother.
Performance 21: A melodious solo by the amazing Aasa Singh. A song is more than just music and words. When sung with emotion, it can take you back in time and rekindle some of your best memories. He gave us an opportunity to relive the splendid 60s with a medley of some retro classics: ‘Ehsaan Tera Hoga Mujh Par’ – Junglee, ‘Jo Wada Kiya Woh Nibhana Padega’ - Taj Mahal, ‘Isharo Isharo Main’ - Kashmir ki Kali, ‘Kya Hua Tera Wada’ - Hum Kisise Kum Naheen, ‘Yeh Chaand Sa Roshan Chehra’ - Kashmir ki Kali, ‘Tumne Mujhe OUR WORK 76 Dekha’ - Teesri Manzil. He possesses the rare combination of a powerful voice and deft piano skills. He also has his very own successful YouTube channel which brings back the glorious days of our older generation that can be enjoyed by the young and the old alike.
Performance 22: Music has the strength to unite the heart and soul of everyone in its presence. It is the force that makes the singer one with nature, the audience and ultimately oneself. Just as inseparable, the magical, melodious and mesmerizing sibling duo of AKASA and Aasa Singh — the heart and the soul of music who hummed the soothing melody “Jab Koi Baat Bigad Jaaye” from the movie “Jurm”.