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Shape of You: The Indian Way

Shape of You: The Indian Way
July 12
13:30 2017

NET Bureau, Chirasmrita Devi 

Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You has been ruling the charts and hearts since the time it was out.  The song has become the most streamed song of the year in the UK. Not only in the home country, Ed Sheeran’s track owned a spot for itself in the playlists worldwide. During the initial time of the chart year, Sheeran was at top having two simultaneous debuts occupying the 1st (Shape of you) and the 2nd (Castleon the Hills) position. In such a scenario how can Indians lag behind in expressing their appreciation for this amazing song?Indians have covered and revamped Shape of You in various ‘shapes and sizes’. Let’s check out some of the interesting Indian versions of Shape of You which you would love to play on loop.

The Carnatic Version

Carnatic version

Among the chain of covers, the Carnatic version by Aditya Rao, Vinod Krishnan and Mahesh Raghvan is an extraordinary one. The fusion has Aditya Rao and Vinod Krishnan on the vocals, and Mahesh Raghavan takes the lead for the music. This version is an amazing amalgamation of classical and pop music merged with some cool electronic music.

Shilaja Talkies

Shilaja talkies

This version of Shape of You is actually a parody in South Indian accent by the youtube channel named Shilaja Talkies. The youtuber describes her as “I am the newcomer in the US and I want to show the peeples of my country India all the things and everything that I am going to do here. So plees wach my channel and see what I do. Very thanks”. This cover is definitively going to tickle your funny bones. Don’t wait till her “Aiyo aiyo…” part.

Mashup Cover by Aksh Baghla

Mashup aks Bhagla

The next one on the list is a mashup of Shape of You and Zalima by Aksh Bhagla. This expressive singer has become the heartthrob on the social media platforms. Apart from the song, you are going to love the way he sings it.

The India Remix Bhakti Version

Bhakti remix

This version is a result of the out-of-the-box thinking of the California based duo Aks and Lakshmi. The soothing voice and the healing tune are going to allay and mollify your nerves. When you are in stress, put your earplugs on, close your eyes and play the track.

Dance cover by Shakti and Mukti 

Shakti mukti

This fusion cover is by far one of the best dance covers of Shape of You by the sister duo Shakti Mohan and Mukti Mohan. The song they chose was the same Carnatic version that we have already mentioned in the list. The two graceful dancers showcased their astounding Bharatnatyam skills in a very contemporary way.


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