Bollywood actor Boman Irani joined a bunch of melodious choir girls for a unique rendition of Over the Rainbow, originally sung by Judy Garland for the movie The Wizard of Oz (1939). Provding hope during such disruptive times, the 3.27 minute music video gives goosebumps to listeners.
The video has already garnered near about 4,000 reactions since Irani shared it on his Facebook profile on Thursday.
Apart from the soul stirring voices of Irani and the choir girls, another heartfelt aspect of the video are the visuals. It features artwork from an NGO, which Irani actively works with. The children were requested to interpret the song on canvas, and their work adds to the emotional quotient of the viewers.
Sharing the video, Irani wrote, “This one makes me smile and feel HOPEFUL
Sung ole favourite, ‘Over the Rainbow’ with these superstars! They sang into their phones with much joy and consummate talent that I feel privileged to have shared this mix of technology and love with them.
The darling kids of Akanksha add to the colour and child – wisdom of how they see this world through their astounding art.
If you don’t smile or feel teary-eyed, please be assured that there will always be HOPE… in this hour and forever…
Please applaud credits at the end of the video.”
For those who don’t know, Over the Rainbow has had many versions, and one the most well known is by late American singer and lyricist Israel Kamakawiwoʻole.
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