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\"Tere Bachpan Ko Jawani Ki Dua Deti Hun\" - An emotional, insightful and immortal gem from the gifted team led by Sahir Ludhianvi. (The Art of Situational Songs in Hindi Film Music - 1) - By Bobby Sing
26 Nov, 2014 | THE ART OF SITUATIONAL SONGS IN HINDI FILM MUSIC

To 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.)

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