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Sanskrit Academy Uses Hindi Film Dialogues to Popularize Sanskrit

‘Kaalia, tav ki bhavisyasi?’ this is the Sanskrit translation of the famous dialogue ‘Ab tera Kya Hoga Kalia?’ by Gabbar Singh in the famous film Sholay. Eklavya Sanskrit Academy (ESA) in Ahmedabad is translating popular Hindi film dialogues into Sanskrit to popularize Sanskrit language among youth and general public.

The Week reports about this unique attempt to popularize Sanskrit

"We want to show people that Sanskrit is easy and an interesting language. To popularize Sanskrit, we recently did an experiment by using dialogues of around 17 superhit Hindi films to attract people, mainly youths," director of Eklavya Sanskrit Academy (ESA) Mihir Upadhyay said.

"What we did was to translate some portions of popular dialogues from films like the one of Gabbar Singh in Amithabh Bachhan-starrer Sholay, and use it to teach people to speak in Sanskrit language," he added.

Another dialogue between Amitabh Bachhan and Shashi Kapoor in the film 'Deewar' - "Mere paas gadi hai bungalow hai paisa hai...tumhare paas kya hai ? Mere paas ma hai...

In Sanskrit it reads as "Mam samipe yanam asti dhanam asti bhavanam asti sarvam asti bhavatah samipe kim asti ? Mam samipe mata asti."