"Ae Ajagar Aaschhe tere" laser show
16,000 hits on YouTube
A scene from the laser show "Ae Ajagar Aaschhe Tere". Click the picture to see the laser show.
January 31, 2020, Denver, Colorado:
The laser show built on "Ae Ajagar Aashhe Tere", the popular 'father & daughter' song in Bengali, exceeded 16,000 hits and growing. It has the voices of Manick and his younger daughter, Payal.
"Ae Ajagar Aaschhe Tere" was based on the real life story when Manick’s US-born daughter was barely 5 years old. It reflects how the little girl desperately tried to learn Bengali to be able to speak with her grandparents and other relatives coming for a visit from India. When the album was released in 1986, she stole the hearts of the listeners all over the world and received a surge of personal mails from little kids like herself and their parent - wishing her best of luck. Lyrics jointly written by her parents, Shikha and Manick Sorcar, and the music composition by Manick, it was a true family production in an attempt to attract their US-born daughter to her roots and in the beautiful Indian culture.
Another scene from the laser show "Ae Ajagar Aaschhe Tere", animated by Manick
"Ae Ajagar Aaschhe Tere" was one of the several popular children's songs made by the Sorcar family in mid 1980's and released by the Sound Wing Company, Kolkata in the form of a cassette and a 45 rpm record named, "Chhucho Kattar Biye". In 1986, it was a part of "East Meets West", a half-hour TV special organized by American Cablevision, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA. In the same year, it was also a part of a special interview program telecast by Doordarshan, Kolkata, India. In 2007 it was one of the four songs in Manick Sorcar's hit laser show "LASERTOONS" at the famous Nicco Park, Kolkata, where it ran packed-house, non-stop, completing a record 78 shows in a month with multiple shows a day to meet the demand.
A CD of all the songs of Piya and Payal, and DVDs of all the animations of Manick Sorcar Productions can be found here.
The Sorcar family sincerely thanks all for listening to the song, watching the laser animation, and writing their inspiring comments on YouTube over the years. But unfortunately, per YouTube's new rule, all comments for "YouTube Kids" (children's products) are now turned off.
(To listen to the song and watch the laser show, click the pictures above!)