A while ago I had read about movie theatres in India being required to play the National Anthem before the show. As a child growing up I remember it being played “after” the show and doors were being opened only after the completion of the anthem (rightfully so).
The National anthem that has been recreated by A R Rehman has been led by Lata Mangeshkar, Pandit Jasraj, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, D K Pattamal, Asha Bhosale, Dr Balamuralikrishna, Bhupen Hazarika, Jagjit Singh, Dr S P Balasubramaniam, Hariharan, Kavita Krishnamurthy and Sadiq Khan Langa.
You can listen to the Anthem on this link. I wasn’t aware Bangalore theatres had started playing the Anthem. I think it is a good thing. As few blogs mention this could be an American thing, may be but I have experienced this as a child before, so not sure if all credit has to go to the US.
In the US before every game (basketball, baseball, football etc) they play the Anthem and being selected to sing the Anthem for the Superbowl is a real big thing [see past performers]. In India too we should play the anthem before the game starts..or should I say in Cricket stadiums as that is the only sport Indians seem to follow/encourage 🙁