“Children smile, Flowers blossom, Sunlight shines into our window. Smiles gone, Flowers withered away, Gloom fills the day. Let’s keep peace in the world, So Happiness stays.” — Hua Jing

What does it mean to be free?

To know that you may leave home, never to return? To say goodbye to a loved one everyday, knowing this may be the last time you see them? To not have access to information or the ability to go where you please, when you please? What happens to the dreams, the hopes, the aspirations of millions of people that try to live their everyday lives in the face of an unrelenting, brutal and oppressive reality that was never of their choosing?

Mat Ro Bachhe is based on the poem “philistini bacche ke liye Lori” by Faiz Ahmad Faiz.

The video is a 360 (VR) performance of the song.

Dastaan LIVE is a art-rock project (co-founded by Anirban Ghosh and Sumant Balakrishnan) that brings together the world of the aural and the visual to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience for audiences. We constantly strive to discover new ways to make this project increasingly immersive for our audiences , creating spaces for dialogue and interpretations and compelling people above all, to think…


Video Direction:
Vaibhavi Kowshik

Vaibhavi Kowshik

Assistant DOP:
Pinak Mokashi
Ankit Pandey

Post Editor:
Anuj Chopra
Vaibhavi Kowshik

Production Design:
Vaibhavi Kowshik
Ankit Pandey
Abhinav Khetarpal
Anuj Chopra
*Tech Quartet (with Pranshu Shrimali)

Visual Documentation:
Pinak Mokashi

Production Design:

Anirban Ghosh

Anirban Ghosh (Co-Founder / Composer / Bass Guitar)
Sumant Balakrishnan (Co-Founder / Composer / Guitar / Vocals)
Jagtinder Singh Sidhu (Hindustani Vocals)
Nikhil Vasudevan (Drums / Backing Vocals)
Subhanshu Singh (Guitar / Backing Vocals)
Sudheer Rikhari (Vocals / Spoken word poetry)
Varun Gupta (Tabla / Percussions)
Rahul Sharma (Percussions)
Pinak Mokashi (Backing Vocals)

Track recorded at:
Ghar ka studios

Track mixed and mastered by:
Ritwik De & Amar Pandey

Track artwork by:
Shiraz Hussain
Vaibhavi Kowshik
Yashas Chandra

Executive Producer (Dastaan LIVE):
Sandbox Collective

We would like to thank:
Faiz Foundation Trust
Aakriti Gandhi
Oddbird Theatre
Arts Glacerhi
Malvika Nanda (The Big Beat)


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