Vande Mataram

Manna Dey not impressed by A R Rahman’s ‘Vande Mataram’, Jai Ho

Veteran singer Manna Dey is not impressed by A.R. Rahman’s ‘Vande Mataram’ and ‘Jai Ho’, even though the songs earned him unprecedented fame and glory and the ultimate – Oscar. The 91-year-old celebrity Manna Dey, who ruled his genre of traditional Hindustani music for nearly seven decades, feels: ‘Rahman’s redefinition of ‘Vande Mataram’ does not go with the ethos behind the song, which is a salute to your mother.’