TIJP – Imagine Dragon’s Believer

Tushar Lall’s The Indian Jam Project is awesome. I have posted about them multiple times in the past. They are a group of musicians who take well known International hits and recreate it in Indian classical style.

They don’t post content too fast. They take their time for each video. But it is worth the wait and an ecstasy to the ear. Sometimes, I come to know about the original song only after hearing their tribute. My simple logic is that I love this group’s works and if they are inspired to do a cover for any song that song should also be awesome.

They just released a tribute to Imagine Dragon’s Believer song. I have not heard this song before. I came to know only through their tribute video. Here is The Indian Jam Project’s latest work.

I observed that Tushar Lall has not released this song in their usual youtube channel. They have released it under Corning Gorilla Glass’ channel. I guess they have tied-up with them for a contest for Imagine Dragons’ event in Las Vegas.  One of the major complaint of the fans of TIJP is that they are terribly underrated. They deserve more views and followers. I hope this tie-up gives them the platform and the reach that they deserve.

My favourites from their tributes: Interstellar, Dark Knight, Inception – Time, Harry PotterRequiem for a Dream (using SIRI), Justice LeagueStar Wars, Game of Thrones

James Bond Tribute – The Indian Jam Project

If you have followed my blog for a while, you would know that I am a fan of the group called The Indian Jam Project. This group of talented musicians excels in re-arranging famous international soundtracks into an Indian classical version. They recently released the tribute to James Bond Theme music. I love James Bond movies. In fact, I, my wife and my daughter bond well over Bond movies. So I was super excited to listen to this version of the theme. After all, James Bond’s Indian connection have resurfaced long after Octopussy.

It felt a bit strange when I heard it the first time. I was not sure if I liked it or not. But the more I listened, it grew on me. Has it something to do with Tushar Lall meeting the legend, A R Rahman?  (For the uninitiated, it is believed that A R Rahman’s songs do not strike a chord immediately but one will start loving it when he/she listens a few more times). It sounds brilliant. Ending it with Skyfall, was the icing on the cake. I like the grayscale theme as well. Below is the video. If you do not like it the first time, I insist that you give it at least a couple of more tries.

Below are my posts about my favourites of The Indian Jam Project’s works

  1. Interstellar Tribute
  2. Inception Tribute
  3. Star Wars Tribute
  4. Game of Thrones

Check out their other works in their YouTube Channel. Enjoy the music!


When it comes to cine music, I am a fan of slow melodies. Two reasons –  (1) The Music is soothing (2) Most of the slow melody songs seem to have great lyrics. My recent earbug is a song ‘Vaanam Paarthen’ from a Tamil movie ‘Kabali’. The music is soul stirring and the lyric is just beautiful. Here is the song.

Now, I have attempted to translate a song long back and it was poor. I learnt the depth of my talent from that attempt and made a smart  decision of not translating any song. But for this song, I thought I will attempt again. It is more of transliteration than a translation. Please endure the pain of going through this and see if you understand anything. Be aware that this translation doesn’t capture even an ounce of the beauty of the original lyric in Tamil language. The situation in the movie is that protagonist comes back from prison from after 25 years and is desperately searching for his displaced wife.

Flowing like a river,

Kept searching for the ocean everyday;

Won’t the pain of solitude cease?

After the air I breath is gone, is it fair that I live?

An ever-lasting wound,

In my heart coz’ of you!

Never does it heal!

Gazed the sky,

As a familiar star vanished somewhere,

My rock like heart melts away.

Wonder Why, today,

Has she

Gone far away?

Beating on the left side

As the music of the heart,

She was to me;

Wonder where did she go?

As the eye-lids stay afar,

Aching for your lap to sleep on;

Having not seen the rain,

Like the earth questioning the clouds,

I was singing;

I, without you,

Became a shadow seeking the truth.

Far and wide, I see,

Your image, everywhere;

In dreams and memories,

The one who dwells day in day out,

Won’t she walk up to me,

In reality henceforth?

Flowing like a river,

Kept searching for the ocean everyday;

Won’t the pain of solitude cease?

A fish caught up in the hook that I’m,

I don’t desire anymore,

The disappointment of illusions;

Come join hands with me.

Inception tribute – The Indian Jam Project

The smart devices have won the war over tellies and snatched the privilege of enslaving the humans. One of the key aspects through which this was possible was the damn notifications. Notifications were meant to notify but it has rather become a call of duty (No, not the game). There are good, bad and ugly notifications depending on how they make you feel immediately after glancing at them. For example, a notification from work or one about the candy crush invite from a Facebook friend belong to the category that begins with a vowel. There are also good notifactions. One such notification that I always look forward to is about the new YouTube upload of The Indian Jam Project.

This time it’s the tribute to Inception theme -Time. These guys never disappoint. This theme is pleasantly intense. The video has come up nicely as well. The footage from the movie has been used cleverly. Don’t miss what they have done with the building behind the sarangi player. Subtle, so subtle. The regular flautist is not in this video but the new guy is good as well. I think this is my second favourite of their works after Interstellar. Enjoy the music in the link below. I can’t wait for their Lord of the Rings theme. 


The Indian Jam Project – Star Wars Tribute

You would have already known by now that I am a fan of he group The Indian Jam Project. I have already posted about their version of Interstellar and The Game of Thrones themes. They recently released their tribute to Star Wars soundtracks. At first I was not able to appreciate it because I haven’t heard much of the original sound tracks. But after listening to it for few times, it grew on me. It actually is very good and the transitions from one theme to another is lovely. My favourites are Imperial march, Cantena band and Duel of fates. 

Tip: Hear using good quality headphones and with eyes closed. Cheers!

Music: The Indian Jam Project #2

When I was in school, I had to choose any of one of the cultural activities from Violin, Harmonium, Flute, Vocals, Drawing, Tabla and Mridangam. The classes were two times a week for about 45 mins. I wasn’t interested to sing and didn’t want to scare away people. I was also not into drawing as an art (As an after thought, I should have taken this course. At least, I would scored more in my biology diagrams). Among the others, the easiest to carry around was a Flute and I chose to learn flute. Continue Reading…