Bombay: Padmashree Kailash Kher, Padmashree Suresh Wadkar and Dr Kumar Vishwas will be considered as judges while popular actor – politician Ravi Kishan becomes host of devotional singing reality show – Swarna Swar Bharat
As most of us turn to the Almighty in the face of the curveballs the pandemic continues to throw at us, music is the purest medium that connects our soul to Him. Offering audiences a ray of hope through a powerful connection with divinity, Zee TV is set to present the first devotional chanting reality show of its kind – Swarna Swar Bharat. The show will celebrate Indian values and take us back to our roots through a unique blend of insightful and relatable stories told in moving devotional verse and music. Through an overarching fictional narrative portrayed through magical realism, Swarna Swar Bharat will bring us the stories of some of our immortal Gods and Goddesses such as Maha Vishnu, Mahalaxmi, Narad Muni, Ganapathi and Hanuman from the Vedic texts and scriptures which are relevant even today.
Produced by Fathom Pictures and Kailasa Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., Swarna Swar Bharat of Zee TV is a humble contribution to the initiative of the Honorable Prime Minister – ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ which celebrates our rich cultural heritage and the glorious achievements of the country across the world on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of India’s independence. Amplifying this message through music on national television, the show will have renowned poet Dr Kumar Vishwas and veteran singers – Padmashree Kailash Kher and Padmashree Suresh Wadkar as judges – each of whom have felt a strong connection to divinity. through countless devotional songs which they sang in several regional languages. The show will feature a group of talented singers from different pockets of the country. The judges will evaluate the performance of the contestants on the parameters of Sur, Bhaav and Saar. Popular actor Ravi Kishan, whose first encounter with spirituality dates back to his early childhood with his father serving as Pujari, will be seen as the host of the show.
Zee TV Commercial Manager Aparna Bhosle said, “Music is the most organic and powerful medium through which man communicates with the higher powers, regardless of faith. It is through devotional music; be it in the form of the flute, the shankh naad or the chanting which most of us feel to be connected with divinity. Offering our audience some moments of comfort while reconnecting them to their roots through devotional music and stories of Indian culture told in verse, we are pleased to present Swarna Swar Bharat. This devotional singing reality show, the first of its kind, is a great celebration of Indian culture.”
Justice Padmashree Kailash Kher said, “Swarna Swar Bharat is our humble celebratory contribution to the noble initiative of the Honorable Prime Minister of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, where he urges every Indian to come forward and celebrate our rich culture and all our achievements as a nation on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of India’s independence. At Kailasa Entertainment Pvt. ltd. are proud to be associated with Zee TV for this show which strives to take viewers back to their roots through the road of devotional music. Swarna Swar Bharat will not only give talented singers a platform to showcase their singing prowess but also give them a chance to demonstrate their deep understanding of Indian culture and our values. I look forward to India’s rich devotional music finding a global audience through Zee TV’s phenomenal reach in India and abroad.
Judge Padmashree Suresh Wadkar said, “I am thrilled to be part of Swarna Swar Bharat, a show that attempts to showcase our rich Indian culture to the world through moving and devotional music. I’m sure the refreshing songs and tales of our roots will surely keep the audience hooked. It was a joy to shoot with Dr Kumar Vishwas, Kailash ji and Ravi Kishan for the show.
Judge Dr Kumar Vishwas said, “As a poet, I feel that the true essence of a devotional and patriotic song comes to life in the way a singer presents each word with the right balance of expression and emotion that can only come from an innate understanding of our culture and this is the most critical aspect for a singer that helps them connect with the listener. On Swarna Swar Bharat, we are looking for a singer who combines the elements of sur, bhaav and saar. For viewers to appreciate the beauty of our devotional, spiritual, and patriotic music, I will also share rare anecdotes from our country’s ancient scriptures that are still relevant today.
Host Ravi Kishan said, “I have been on several TV shows, but this is the first time I have had such a unique opportunity to host a singing reality show that focuses on the devotional genre. and attempts to bring viewers back to their cultural roots. I’m also returning to hosting after a long time, which makes the opportunity even more exciting. I have the responsibility not only to hold the show together as a sutradhar, but also to motivate the talents of the show. I truly believe that Swarna Swar Bharat will be a show that will connect with everyone.”
Save the date as Swarna Swar Bharat airs on January 22 and airs every Saturday and Sunday at 8 p.m. only on Zee TV