PANAJI: Displaying their indomitable spirit amidst the lockdown caused by COVID-19 threat, young women from various parts of Goa and cross section of the society have come together through a music video that gives message to other women like them that they are not alone in such trying times.
The music video is titled 'Teri Kya Story Hai'. Akshada Talaulikar is the composer, video editor and vocalist, lyrics is by Neha Sawkar Vaze and Music Arranger is her husband Hrishee Vaze.
“We women are not locked down. It is actually just the usual routine, garnished with even more add-on chores during this phase. Be it the mother, the daughter, daughter-in-law or the wife, to each of them we want to say that you not alone in such trying times. We are all with you sailing in the same ship together,” Neha says.
After the lyrics and music was ready, the next important thing was presentation. The best path for this track to reach out to the heart and homes of their fellow Goans was definitely going to be through the women themselves.
“We randomly chose a few Goan ladies we commonly know who we thought would enjoy being a part of this. We made a ‘WhatsApp’ group and asked them to click a few bytes lip synching with the main track and forward it to us. We tried to include one woman from every field and also residing in different parts,” Akshada says.
Dr Supriya Dhond from Kadamba Platue who acted in the video says, “I felt overwhelmed when Neha requested me to be a part of Teri Kya Story video album. It was amazing experience to shoot for such a different album for the first time at my residence. It really relieved me of my hospital corona duty stress.”
“It was an amazing experience to act in the video. I loved the song,” says Rati Bhatikar from Margao, adding due to lockdown she got a “handy camera man at home - my husband - who agreed to shoot this video and also gave me a few tip.”
Sharing her thoughts, Neha Telang from Panaji says one completely feels connected to the lyrics. “I didn't have any difficulty recalling them while shooting. I keep humming this song all the time,” she says.
Priyanka Dhumatkar based in Margao says the recording of this video was fun! “The home chores had begun to get boring, and this was a refreshing change to involve the whole family humming together,” she says.