Jaya Jayahe Telangana: Chequered existence, unsettled status

A state song should glorify the territorial speciality, historical legacy, people’s lives and cultural inheritance with a future vision.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jun 04, 2024 | 1:00 PMUpdatedJun 04, 2024 | 1:00 PM

Telangana chief minister at Telangana Day celebrations. (X)

Jaya Jayahe Telangana became the official state song on 2 June 2024. Still, it appears it is running into trouble. While the earlier song was evocative, inspiring, stimulating and emotional, the present song appears like a film song, at best. The unnecessary chorus, jarring repetitions, non-serious rendition, and cinematic jumps erode the sobriety, respect and seriousness expected from an anthem.

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