Singer Ananya Birla teams up with music maestro AR Rahman to launch a cheer song for Indian sports personalities preparing for the Tokyo Olympics. Titled “Hindustani Way”, the song is sung by Ananya and composed by Rahman.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur launched the issue on Tuesday and said, “Let me thank Ananya & AR Rahman for taking the initiative. I want every Indian to listen, share and cheer for India.”
“Hindustani Way” is a bit of an earwig, and with the Olympic season just around the corner, we might be hearing the song a lot in the coming weeks.
The song’s video follows a family from 1996 to the present as they cheer on Indian sports personalities in various Olympic seasons. The video features archival footage from Atlanta (1996), Athens (2004), Beijing (2008), London (2012), Rio (2016) and some exclusive training footage from this year’s contingent.
The archive footage features winning moments from the likes of Leander Peas, Vijender Singh, Abhinav Bindra, Mary Kom, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik.
The Tokyo Olympics were originally scheduled for 2020, but were postponed due to the pandemic. The event finally kicks off on July 23.