Standing before the microphone at Vismaya Studio in Kochi, Southern Superstar Mohanlal said: Samsritam kevalam upanayana samskaravataam panditaanaam tatha devasambandhaanaam stotranaam eva bhasha iti ya vadati sa doore tishtatu. Sanskrit was flowing like a river from his tongue that set fire to cinema theatres. Lal was bowing his head once again before the language of the gods, which fills the soul of Indian culture.
After Karnabhaaram, a drama, Mohanlal has devoted himself once again to the cause of Sanskrit through an album prepared by Samskrit Bharati. Shri Lal introduces the songs in this album in Sanskrit itself. Dubbing took place at Vismaya Studio recently.
Mohanlal stood before the mike throughout the dubbing. “It is better to stand while speaking in Samskritham,” he said showing his respect to the language that is still alive. Through this album, the Samskrit Bharati aims to take Sanskrit to the common men and make everyone aware of it.
There are seven songs in Sanskrit in the album. Lal’s job was to give lengthy introductions to the songs. He could pronounce even the not-so-easy sentences. Enquiring and understanding the meaning of each word, Lal reads out the sentences after knowing the soul of the sentence. Surprised with Lal’s performance, both music director BR Shankaranarayanan and Samskrita Bharati general secretary Dr P Nandakumar said in a single tone: “No one will believe if you say you have not learnt Sanskrit.”
(Raj Puducode in HK)