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April 16, 2014 Wednesday     

Mahesh Bhatt - Bobby Talks Cinema.com

Many a times while thinking about our today’s Hindi Cinema and the emotional songs used in them to express human emotions, I strongly feel that “Those were the days and those were the times…………when all the three essential ingredients of a song (its composition, lyrics and singers), in the hands of an exceptional director worked like a great meditative pill for its audience.”
But here instead of talking about our GOLDEN ERA of Hindi Films before 1980, I would like to write all the praises for a man who made his presence felt in the 80s and then went on to have a long successful career in Bollywood for the next two decades. The man is called MAHESH BHATT who is now referred as a shining example to all the young film-makers learning the art of making films anywhere in the country.
Yes, I admit that there is a long list of copied films by the director for which he surely cannot take the entire credit and there is also another long list of controversies associated with his name. But still there is one exceptional and God-gifted art in the man and that’s the art of portraying human emotions on the screen in the most intense and effective manner ever. Along with that Mahesh Bhatt also has an amazing musical sense which is clearly responsible for the numerous HIT songs in all his films till date without an exception.
In short, the man as a director can make you feel the pain and can make tears fall from your eyes in only a few seconds. His films have got several meaningful scenes which not only entertain you but which also teach you a new way of living life and enjoying it.
One of the best examples of his art, which I love a lot, is a song from his film, “Najaayaz” released in 1995 featuring Nasseruddin Shah and Ajay Devgan in the lead roles. I would here like to share this song with all my friends, along with its meaningful lyrics which always give me a new power to live life more attentively and joyfully, whenever I get to hear it.
The song talks about life and the habit of drinking….but before you go for it, I would like to request that don’t take it as a song supporting the avoidable practice. The mention of “Glasses full of wine and bottles” in the song should be considered as “The Glasses full of life and Bottles full of life force.”
Thought the film was not a runaway success but this particular situation in the song depicts the relationship between a rich gangster father and his illegitimate (Najaayaz) wife and son in an unique Bhatt style. The best part of the song is in its concluding moments when Naseeruddin Shah enters the house of his wife and son, along with some beggars, disguised as one of them. While they all pick up the notes gifted to them by Ajay Devgan, Nasser quietly goes and touches the feet of his illegitimate son and asks him for his forgiveness within his heart. And watching it your heart cries out along with Reema Lagoo witnessing it as a helpless silent mother and wife with wet eyes.
That’s what I call the Power and Magic of Cinema which works like wonder in the hands of the directors such as Mahesh Bhatt. Cheers to him and his gifted skill.
Concluding my write-up, I would like to mention a few lines from the song, which can be taken as a new lesson of life to be remembered forever.
“Mujhe Tukdhon Mein Nahin Jeena Hai, Katra Katra To Nahin Peena Hai,
Maikadon Mein To Piya Karta Hun, Chalti Raahon Mein Bhi Pee Lene Do
Abhi Zinda Hun To Jee Lene Do, Bhari Barsaat Mein Pee Lene Do”
My explanation to the above lines :
“I don’t want to live my life in bits and pieces,
and I don’t want to drink the nectar of life in small doses.
I have lived enough in complete security and in closed rooms,
but now let me drink life as it is in the open roads under the sky.
I am alive at this moment and not dead yet,
so please let me drink the wine of life in this beautiful rain”
                                                                                     
- bobbysing
Enjoy!
                   
 
(Composed by Anu Malik, Lyrics by Sudershan Faqir, Sung By Kumar Sanu & Roop Kumar Rathod and Directed by Mahesh Bhatt)
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22 March 2011 / bobbysing /
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3 Responses to “MAHESH BHATT - The master of portraying human emotions on the silver screen with an amazing musical sense.”
vinay   
submitted on 22 March 2011

Dear Bobby ji,

Yes you touched the right cord. Golden Era was powerful enough to brush anyone's shoulder and bring out Musical Mines Hidden deep inside as such. In the Era where music was more than a noise as such, Mahesh Bhatt ji brought sense to lyrics and new tunes to humming as such. "Arth " is still considered the master piece of his works which he himself could not repeat as such. The movie and Its music composition is till date so fresh and heart piercing. So very authentic and so very very contemporary as such.

The song which you mentioned too carried a wonderful note of life and presentation as such. Though the movie failed in many aspects but this song is indeed a good one for sure.
Abhi Zinda Hun To Jee Lene Do !
Bhari Barsaat Mein Pee Lene Do !

Thanks for taking time and remembering him for better reasons.
Regards
Vinay

bobbysing
submitted on 22 March 2011

My pleasure Vinay Ji......Infact I doubt there is any movie lover or even lover who has not got some of his memories associated with any one of the songs from Mahesh Bhatt's Films. It cant be as I see it.

 

A Desai   
submitted on 01 April 2011

Bobby Ji

This song has been my all time favorite even before release of the movie. However, after watching first show I immediately purchased ticket for the 2nd show just to see this song. He wonderfully used this number in the movie. Some my favorite (and less popular) MB numbers are as follows:

Teri Khushbu Mein Base - Arth
Chitthi Aayee hai - Naam
Aaina Mujhse Meri Pehli si soorat - Daddy
Tu Meri Zindgi Hai - Ashiqui
Jab Koi Baat - Jurm
Chamakte Chaand Ko Toota Hua - Awaargi
Hum Se Badal Gaya Woh - Sir
Shab Ke jaage Hue - Tamanna
Hum Yahaan - Zakhm
 

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