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Kolkata Police give corona twist to ‘Goopy Gyne’ track to spread awareness

In a video shared by the Kolkata Police on Twitter, a cop from Rabindra Sarobar Police Station is seen to use his public address system and give a coronavirus twist to the song — "O re Halla Rajar sena" while his teammates join him in chorus.

By: Express Web Desk | Kolkata |
Updated: April 5, 2020 10:33:42 am
Kolkata police sing, Kolkata police goopy gyne bagha byne song, halla rajar sena, coronavirus awareness, covid 19, india lockdown, indian express Kolkata Police sing ‘Halla Rajar sena’ at a South Kolkata neighbourhood. (Screengrab: Twitter/ Kolkata Police)

In yet another attempt to spread awareness about COVID-19 through music, a video of a Kolkata policeman singing a number from Satyajit Ray’s iconic movie “Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne” has gone viral.

In a video shared by the Kolkata Police on Twitter, a cop from Rabindra Sarobar Police Station is seen singing “O re Halla Rajar sena”, with his colleagues joining him as background chorus.

Through the song, the local police are heard emphasising on the importance of staying indoors. They urge the people to abide by the lockdown rules and take precaution against the virus that has claimed over 70 lives in the country so far.

Sharing the song on their Twitter handle, the Kolkata Police wrote: “Yet another musical effort by KP personnel at Rabindra Sarobar PS area to enliven another stressful day of fellow citizens with a deftly modified song from the iconic Satyajit Ray movie ‘Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne’”

Residents can also be seen cheering the police team by clapping and swaying to the beats of the song from their balconies.

This was not the first time, the city police turned to music. They had earlier turned singers with a parody of singer-actor-director Anjan Dutt’s song Bela Bose to send out a similar message to the city residents. They also sang “We shall overcome” to uplift the spirits of people confined in their homes.

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