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January 25, 2015 Sunday     
You must have read several articles about the importance of daughters in our life, how they actually complete a family bringing in much more love, understanding, responsibility and awareness in both the parents as well as the other members of a family. How their presence is essential for a society as a whole and how several programs, initiatives or government schemes are being planned to uplift the position of woman in our country since many decades. How every educated, concerned and socially aware person around us very well knows and understands the importance of “Women Equality and Empowerment” in our still developing Indian society and How the recent years have witnessed much more efforts and time being devoted towards this particular issue all over the country.
However recently through a personal experience I realized that despite so much being said and done in this specific direction, our hidden reservations, worries and fears of the unpredictable future with a sort of burden are still intact as it is, when it comes to greeting the family and parents blessed with a charming girl child. To make it more clear, most of the Indian families living in various regions, largely consider birth of a girl child as an auspicious occasion referring it as “Lakshmi Aagman” since ages. The girl is called with the name of Goddess Lakshmi (meaning Goddess of Wealth) and the family members are wished saying, “Aapke Ghar Lakshmi Aayi Hai!” like a ritual adapted religiously.
But on the contrary, if you look at the smiling faces of those people carefully, then they have a completely different story to tell which makes you question that,
“Is this reference to Goddess Lakshmi being used just to console the family blessed with a girl child, keeping in mind all the future traditions to follow including the curse of Dowry, or they really feel that joy on the arrival of a goddess in the family from heart?”

If truth be told then it doesn’t seem to be any kind of joy in reality since the wide use of this reference clearly indicates that even the well educated minds of the society still consider a girl child as a burden, particularly a financial burden which they then try to console or balance calling the newly born kid as Lakshmi.

Digging more into the psyche, had this not been the reason then why nobody chooses to greet the adorable newly born girl in a family as the arrival of Goddess Saraswati (Goddess of Knowledge and Education) or Durga (Goddess of Shakti/Power) giving her innocent identity a much wider expansion.
On a personal note, I would love to have our daughters becoming more educated, self dependent and achievers in various fields as Goddess Saraswati along with discovering more self-power to fight all the evils of this world following the footsteps of Goddess Durga.
Hence as I feel in this new age of awareness, every baby girl should be greeted as the representative of the three Goddesses Lakshmi, Sararswati and Durga together instead of only one, eliminating all worries of the future giving them more deserving respect and power.

Just give it a thought and greet them with more love, respect & confidence in the future with HIS BLESSINGS.

bobby sing
(1st January 2015)
Tags : Articles on Poetry, Music and Life at bobbytalkscinema.com, Few Life Inspiring Words by Bobby Sing, Why daughters are always referred to as Goddess Lakshmi, Food for thought by Bobby Sing at bobbytalkscinema.com, More Repsect and Power to Daughters.
 
 
01 January 2015 / bobbysing /
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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
Tags : y first book DID YOU KNOW Vol-1 Now Available at Notion Press site, Book on Bollywood Rare Facts by Bobby Sing, Book on Unknown Facts on Hindi Cinema by Bobby Sing, Bollywood Trivia in a book by Bobby Sing
 
 
06 October 2014 / bobbysing /
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