DVD Review: Spirit of India - Indian History, Yoga, Ayurveda, Dance & Music

Spirit of India

Mumbai, Oct 11, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) India is a land of diverse culture and tradition. People belonging to different cast and creed speaking diverse languages live together as a family. What ties them together is the “SPIRIT OF INDIA”.

Shemaroo Entertainment released Spirit of India a pack of 9 DVDs on the occasion of Common Wealth Games. Each DVD reflects the different aspects of India. It compiles together the golden footmarks left on the sand of time like yoga, ayurveda, the life journey of freedom fighters of India and Indian classical dance and music among others.  

Shilpa’s Yoga, Ayurveda, Sardar, Path of Non-Violence with Mahatma Gandhi, Maya Ravana, Live in concert – Pandit Bhimsen Joshi & Ustad Rashid Khan, Agony of the Ganges and Maharaja Of Jodhpur are the 9 DVDs incorporated in the Pack. The DVD set actually peeps into the country and familiarizes you with the different shades of India that come together in order to make India a beautiful place to live.

Hire Gada, Director, Shemaroo Entertainment says “The DVD Pack features India’s contributions like the science of Yoga & Ayurveda, our traditional dance & music and our glorious history to the world. It is a perfect gift set for people who want to have an insight of India.”

The DVD pack features the following 9 DVDs.

Pages From Indian History:
1.    Gandhi (Documentary): This documentary explores Gandhi's  struggle against the British Empire and their colonies of South Africa and India.
2.    Sardar (The Film) – Starring Paresh Rawal: This national award winning film is a tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s inestimable contribution to the making of Free India.
From India to the world
3.    Ayurveda (Documentary): The film covers nearly 15000 kilometers journey across India. Ten internationally renowned Ayurveda doctors and experts are featured in this film.
4.    Shilpa’s Yoga:     This unique Yoga Program, shot in the scenic backwaters of Kerela, features Indian Film Industry’s famous actress Shilpa Shetty. Shilpa lovingly takes you through 35 basic yoga asanas which will help you balance mind, body and soul.
India Dance & Music
5.    Maya Ravan (Dance Ballet): The Great Indian Epic ‘The Ramayana’ is beautifully portrayed through this well choreographed music and dance ballet by national award winning actress and danseuse - Sobhana.
6.    Pandit Bhimsen Joshi (Live Concert): Here is a collection of personally selected “Bandishes” for renditions from the rich and endless reservoir of Pandit Bhimsen Joshi’s compositions.
7.    Ustad Rashid Khan (Live Concert): Here is a collection of personally selected “Bandishes” for renditions from the rich and endless reservoir of Ustad Rashid Khan’s compositions
Glimpses of India
8.    Maharaja Of Jodhpur (Film): The Maharaja of Jodhpur is a masterful film on Gaj Singh II of Marwar- Jodhpur with exclusive footage and interviews with members of the royal family and Maharaja himself.
9.    Agony of the Ganges (Film): This documentary focuses on “Ganga”- the river respected by Hindus. For how long can people of Benares continue to ignore the gap between the ritual purity of the river and its actual level of cleanliness? This is brought to live in this documentary.

With premium packaging, the DVD Pack is economically priced at `.1499/-

Experience the rich culture, traditions, dance, music, palatial history and majestic heritage of India….experience the “SPIRIT OF INDIA”!!

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