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Antakshari: The favourite game at Indian functions

Feb 28, 2018

Antakshari: The favourite game at Indian functions
Antakshari: The favourite game at Indian functions | Credit: Weddingplz

If you are raised in an Indian family, you are obviously accustomed to the traditional musical game called Antakshari. No matter what the occasion is, people love indulging in this game and have lot of fun playing it. If you have played it yourself, you will agree that it is one of the most captivating and engaging games that you can play. Antakshari has also reached the small screen, with many competitions and shows based on the game.

What is Antakshari?

It is a song-game in which a contestant starts a Hindi song with the consonant that the previous singer’s song ended with. If you fail to find out a song within the time, you are disqualified or lose, as per the rules decided by you.

The rules of the game

Though different people follow different rules for the game, basically it involves a few ground rules for playing the game. Let us look at a few simple rules of the game.

It requires two or more people to participate in the game. It is usually preferred as a group activity and played during weddings, functions, and picnics or even while travelling. 

According to the rules of the game, the first singer needs to complete two lines of a song and then the next singer has to sing from the last Hindi letter of the previous song. If a team or a person is not able to sing a song at the correct time, then they are eliminated. The last team to stay non-eliminated is the clear winner. Usually the first song is started with (m).

Typically only bollywood songs are allowed. You can include other regional songs upon mutual agreement, prior to starting the game.

Last but not the least; you can’t repeat any songs during the game.

Bollywood movies that have shown Antakshari

There are many Bollywood movies that have shown the actors enjoying a good time and company with this game. Some of them include:

1. Hum Aapke Hain Kaun

This famous Bollywood movie took the romance and magic of Antakshari to a whole new level.

2. Maine Pyaar Kiya

Salman Khan won the hearts of all the young girls in the country with his charming dance and act on the Antakshari songs.

3. Mujhse Dosti Karoge

Primarily a love triangle, this movie portrayed the love between the couple through the amazing game of Antakshari.

Have you played Antakshari yet? Tell us how much you like it and what you feel about the game!