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December 21, 2014 Sunday     
Tere Bachpan Ko - Bobby Talks CinemaTo begin with, its not easy to pen a situational song for a Hindi film made on a difficult subject such as MUJHE JEENE DO (1963) based on the life of a revolutionary dacoit and his surrender post an emotional twist. Plus it becomes even tougher when that twist has to be the song itself sung by the dacoit’s wife and a thoughtful mother predicting the probable future of their child who will never be accepted by the society as a fellow human, being the son of a known and wanted criminal.
However, the way Sahir Ludhianvi expresses the fearful mother’s emotional dilemma through his simple yet introspective words, composed in a haunting melody by Jaidev and flawlessly sung by Lata Mangeshkar as a perfect rendition certainly makes the track as one of the most exceptionally written, composed and sung lyrical gems from a Hindi film soundtrack unarguably. Moreover with the onscreen contribution of Waheeda Rehman, Sunil Dutt and their director Moni Bhattacharjee, it becomes even more precious treasure of our Hindi film music not to be missed at any cost.
Coming at the most crucial stage of the film, the song has a mother thinking about the future life of her child, who yet doesn’t know about the family he has born in and how that is going to affect his entire life adversely in the coming years. And such is the power in those poetic lines penned by Sahir, that the child’s father, a known dacoit has to take the major decision of surrender with a heavy heart going through a major transformation.
Tere Bachpan Ko - Bobby Talks CinemaSharing my personal experience, years back when I first heard this unforgettable creation watching the film on DVD, I couldn’t move ahead the song for at least an hour and kept on watching it in a repeat mode with twinkles in the eyes and a lump in the throat. The song gives me goosebumps even today whenever it is played and I am sure many of my friends here would be feeling the same while watching it even in this new millennium.
Talking about its worth-praising execution on the screen in those times of no computer graphics and technological advancements, just notice the way the director begins the song after a tragic moment with a meditative couplet.
Witness the way a mother forcefully has to express these scary thoughts with tears in her eyes for her own son.
The transformation of the child from a toddler to a 6-7 years old kid living in those rough conditions with his ‘wanted’ parents.
The pensive look at the face of Sunil Dutt throughout the song along with his silent group members.
The way, the director uses the studio sets with paintings, religious symbols, their shadows and other props so beautifully through innovative camera angles.
Tere Bachpan Ko - Bobby Talks CinemaIn short, just stop and contemplate after each new couplet of the song and experience the depth in the poet’s heart wrenching thoughts predicting the future of such child waiting for the tragedy to happen any time, any moment in his uncertain life ahead.
To end on a thankful note, I am grateful that I could witness this kind of simplicity, truthfulness and brilliance on screen before it all went out to the fakeness facilitated by the graphics and advanced technologies of the present times. I consider myself lucky to be able to feel the magic in these black and white figures expressing many life enriching moments on the screen with such purity, ease and elegance. And sharing the immortal gem with a hope that the song reaches the heart of every friend of mine too reading this honest piece with HIS BLESSINGS!
Video Link for the precious song : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECphye5BvqY

Tere Bachpan Ko Jawaani Ki Dua Deti Hun
Aur Dua Deke Pareshan Si Ho Jaati Hun
Mere Munne Mere Gulzaar Ke Nanhe Paudhey
Tujhko Haalaat Ki Aandhi Se Bachaane Ke Liye
Aaj Main Pyaar Ke Aanchal Mein Chhupa Leti Hoon
Kal Yeh Kamzor Sahara Bhi Na Haasil Hoga
Kal Yeh Kamzor Sahara Bhi Na Haasil Hoga
Kal Tujhe Kanton Bhari Raah Pe Chalna Hoga
Zindagani Ki Kadi Dhoop Mein Jalna Hoga

Tere Bachpan Ko Jawaani Ki Dua Deti Hoon
Aur Dua Deke Pareshan Si Ho Jaati Hoon
Tere Mathey Pe Sharaafat Ki Koi Mohar Nahin
Chand Bosey Hain Mohabbat Ke So Woh Bhi Kya Hain
Mujhsi Maaon Ki Mohabbat Ka Koi Mol Nahin
Mujhsi Maaon Ki Mohabbat Ka Koi Mol Nahin,
Mere Masoom Farishtey Tu Abhi Kya Jaane
Tujh Ko Kis Kis Ke Gunahon Ki Saza Milni Hai
Deen Aur Dharm Ke Maare Hue Insaano Ki
Jo Nazar Milni Hai Tujh Ko Woh Khafa Milni Hai
Tere Bachpan Ko Jawaani Ki Dua Deti Hoon
Aur Dua Deke Pareshan Si Ho Jaati Hoon
Berhiyan Leke Lapakta Hua Kanoon Ka Haath
Tere Maa Baap Se Jab Tujh Ko Mili Yeh Saughat
Kaun Laayega Tere Vaaste Khushiyon Ki Baraat

Kaun Laayega Tere Vaaste Khushiyon Ki Baraat,
Mere Bachey Tere Anjaam Se Ji Darta Hai
Teri Dushman Hi Na Saabit Ho Jawani Teri
Kaanp Jaati Hai Jise Soch Ke Mamta Meri
Usi Anjaam Ko Pahunchey Na Kahaani Teri
Tere Bachpan Ko Jawani Ki Dua Deti Hoon
Aur Dua Deke Pareshan Si Ho Jati Hoon
(Salute to Sahir Ludhianvi for writing it and to Jaidev, Lata Mangeshkar, Sunil Dutt, Waheeda Rehman and Moni Bhattachjee for adding more meaning to it with their valuable contributions.)
Cheers!

(Note :
The film MUJHE JEENE DO (1963) also features in the "Movies To See Before You Die" List at BTC.)
Tags : Tere Bachpan Ko Jawani Ki Dua Deti Hun, Mujhe Jeene Do Immortal Songs, An emotional gem by Sahir Ludhianvi, An overview by Bobby Sing, Jaidev Gems, History of Hindi Film Music, Hindi films from the Dacoit Era, Must Watch Gems of Hindi Cinema.
 
 
26 November 2014 / bobbysing /
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Did You Know - Vol.1 By Bobby SingMade possible only because of the kind encouragement, appreciation and supportive comments of all dear friends at my website as well as at the social networking sites, feeling great to present My FIRST BOOK for all truly obsessed fans of Hindi Cinema titled,
"DID YOU KNOW – Vol.1"
with 51 Interesting Chapters About Hindi Cinema.
(published by Notionpress)
The book is now available at all leading online portals both in India and abroad..
And honestly speaking your opting for the book will encourage the effort more than anything else as a strong indication of your kind love and support as always.
The orders can be made online at the following links:

In India:
@ Notionpress 
@ Amazon.in 
@ Flipkart.com

In US and all over:  @ Amazon.com

In UK and all over:  
@ Amazon.co.uk

I hope the sincere effort would be wholeheartedly supported by buying and spreading the word too by all my friends and well-wishers of BTC.

Here is a brief Description of the book for all friends interested in knowing more about it.
(As given at its backcover)
Do you eat, drink, sleep, think Hindi Cinema all the time like an obsession?
Then we are already friends and are sure going to have a great time together discovering many hidden and interesting facts about Hindi Cinema.
Facts that are not just two-line trivia but studied in depth alongwith a few other finer details about the subject.
For instance:
·         The ageless Guide and its English version
·         The spiritual connect in Silsila and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
·         Bertrand Russell in a Hindi film cameo
·         A bold film suggesting castration for rapists in 1988
·         Utpal Dutt - not just a comedian
·         Neecha Nagar - the first Indian win at Cannes in 1946
·         Amitabh’s Supremo comic book series in the ‘80s
·         The lost art of riddle-based songs in Hindi film music
·         Three unusually sensual movies by Hrishikesh Mukherjee
·         Shocking Hindi films made on the subject of Incest
And if this all sounds interesting to you, then do give it a try as
‘Picture Abhi Baaki Hai, Dost'
You can also see the promotional video for the book at the following link :
Wishing you more love and happiness in the coming years living the passion for movies and music,
Eagerly awaiting your views about the effort made.

Bobby Sing with
HIS BLESSINGS
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06 October 2014 / bobbysing /
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Yaadgar (1970)From my early childhood I know three adjoining religious places of New Delhi, as we kids were normally taken to visit them on Sundays and other holidays repeatedly. And those three key points, still sharp in my memory are Gurdwara Bangla Sahib (which used to have a lot of open garden area), Hanuman Mandir (just next to Rivoli cinema in Connaught place) and Birla Mandir (having a lot of Children swings in its park).
Religious sentiments used to be the key feature visiting these three places and till my mid-teens I honestly assumed Birla to be another name of a Divine Deity for the obvious reasons since there was a mandir (temple) popularly known after him as Birla Mandir. The realization about its actual meaning came only after I began reading about many other subjects beyond my usual study material that Birla was a caste and the temple was named after the famous Birla group who had built many other big temples all over India widely called as Birla Mandirs.
No doubt the thought behind making these religious buildings must have been a noble one by incurring such a huge expenditure. But why they are strangely known by the name of their builders instead of the Gods or Goddesses worshipped inside the premises since decades, still confuse me with a lot of pain thinking about our questionable mindsets. And just when I was thinking of writing a verse on the same a friend suggested me a film, which had the exact sentiments expressed in a very fine thoughtful sequence with a beautifully written song by Indivar.
The film is Yaadgar released in1970, featuring Manoj Kumar in the lead role of a factory worker who raises his voice against black marketers, irresponsible doctors, exploitive rich industrialists, corrupt politicians and more as his duty of being a concerned citizen. The film directed by S. Ram Sharma, was written by Manoj himself and had music by Kalyanji Anandji with lyrics by Indivar and Varma Malick.
In one of its hard hitting sequence, there is temple called Rana Mandir named after the family who had built it. The present successor of the rich family is coming to visit the temple after many years and therefore everyone else is kept waiting outside till he arrives and enters the temple first as he owns it. And when a poor person requesting the Pujari to let him say his prayers before going to the work, is pushed badly, Manoj Kumar enters the scene and sings a song with just perfect lyrics criticizing the ritual, the pujari and the followers not raising the valid questions since ages.
The wonderfully penned song by Indivar, composed by Kalyanji Anandji and sung by Mahendra Kapoor, in its opening verses says,
“Aaye Jahan Bhagwan Se Pehley, Kisi Dhanwaan Ka Naam,
Us Mandir Ke Dwaar Kharhey Khud Roye Krishan Aur Ram,

Dhanwan Ko Pehley Miley Bhagwan Ke Darshan,
Darshan Ko Tarasta Rahey Jo Bhakt Ho Nirdhan,
Aisey Hi Agar Dharam Ka Vyapaar Chalega,
Bhagwan Ka Duniya Mein Koi Naam Na Lega,
Aisee Jagah Pe Jaake Tu Kuchh Bhi Na Paayega,
Bhagwan Aisa Mandir Khud Chhorh Jaayega”
Listening to this the rich successor of Rana Family comes forward and asks,
                   “Bhagwan Rana Mandir Mein Nahin …… To Aur Kahan Milega?”
And the brilliant reply is given as,
“Woh Khet Mein Milega, Khalihaan Mein Milega,
Bhagwan To Ae Bandey, Insaan Mein Milega”
Certainly one of the most meaningful and poignant poetic expressions made in a powerful Hindi film song by a talented team of all thinking, creative minds of the Golden Era.
Cheers!
Tags : Yaadgar and its song on Rana Mandir, Thoughtful songs of the Golden Era, Penned By Indivar, Written by Manoj Kumar, Articles on Cinema by Bobby Sing, Articles on Music Poetry and Life by Bobby Sing at bobbytalkscinema.com
 
 
22 September 2014 / bobbysing /
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