Music Makes the Difference…


By T.V. Antony Raj

Music - 02Music has a profound influence and plays an important part in our lives – makes us dance, dream, love and cry.  I love listening to the invigorating beats of the drums and other indigenous instruments of the Indian sub-continent, Sri Lanka, Africa, and the Caribbean.

To make a scene come alive any music won’t do. For example a year back, T-Mobile made a spoof video of the Royal Wedding and most of us have watched it on YouTube. Last year, it was rated the second most-watched video in the UK on YouTube.

I saw the T-mobile spoof video of the Royal Wedding, in April 2011.  It was a spoof alright, and it made me laugh, but I felt something was missing.

A few weeks later I saw the same video but titled “Some Royal Wedding Punjabi Style” uploaded by salik6823 on May 5, 2011. And then two days later I watched “The Royal Wedding Sri Lankan Style” uploaded by MonkeyArtCreations on May 7, 2011, with the comment “This is what the Royal family would have done if Sri Lankan Papare music was played!!! :D”

After watching the versions with Punjabi and the Sri Lankan music I figured out what I was missing in the original version – the actors of the T-mobile spoof were lively but the original music score was not.

Watch the 3 versions and you decide.




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