Is there an Indian who has not played antakshari ever? I don’t think so. We all grew up listening to and humming the same songs so if I start the mukhda you can continue with the antra. It is a game that requires no particular skills and can make anyone into a star! Here are just some reasons why antakshari is the best Indian game ever:
It can transform the wallflower into a star
Even the besur can become a singer
Makes the long journey short – हँसते हँसते काट जाये रस्ते (in a different way than this of course)
Being good at antakshari instantly makes you cool
What would we do on a picnic without Antakshari?
…And how would the boys patao the girls?
It’s a message for the ‘अनजान’ ‘उपरवाला’
Uncle, aunty, are hugely impressed by your rendition of that bhajan! (you must be such a GOOD BOY!)
It’s an excuse to shake a leg
And no one minds if you don’t look that pretty doing it
Belting out songs starting from obscure letters – as magical as pulling a rabbit out of your hat (or a Kabootar or two)
If your ‘Antakshari Knowledge’ is good, everyone wants you on their team
You can sing a song from ‘Dh’? You genius You!
14.It’s a way to score over the mother in law
Antakshari is a way to confess your love –your दिल की बात
The variations are endless: Rain Songs
Songs about ‘ज़ुल्फें’
Loooooove songsDance Songs
By – Reena Daruwalla
Gifs – 1 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, gifsoup, giphy.com
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