NewZNew (Comic) : Read Surinder Singal Barnala Ke FILMY KUTAPPE
Filmy Kutappe – 38 in English (Translated by Anoopinder Kaur)
Every year, more or less, every school celebrates 26 January, 15 August and New Year, so did ours.
“Ab Tumhaare hwaale watan saathiyo..kb bnegi judaai Milan saathiyo..waada kiya tha usne mere sir pe lga k teeka..Rang na prhne diya kabhi maine uska feeka..”
We, the FILMY KIDS, were given the entire responsibility for the celebrations, being the experienced ones. We were to organize and manage the entire function, from arrangements to the performances. Teachers did not scold us for anything and so that was the golden period for us as well, we could watch the movies and no one would stop us from going and bunking classes.
“Ae mere watan k logo..tum khoob lgalo naara..ye shubh din hai hum sbka..Lehraalo tirangaa pyara..Par matt bhoolo seema par..Veeron ne hai praan gvaaye..Kuch yaad unhein bhi krlo..jo laut k ghar na aaye..Jab ant smaan aya to..Keh gye k hum marte hain..Khush rehna watan k pyaaro..Ab hum to safar krte hain”..Lata Mangeshkar sung that song live on Lal Qila and even the then Prime Minister of India, Mr. Jawahar Lal Nehru, cried. My daughter-in-law, Shalu is also a big fan of Lata ji and sings patriotic songs. Her forefathers were freedom fighters.
Film Upkar, 1967, featuring, Asha, Manoj, Pran, “Mere desh ki dharti sona ugle, ugle heere moti..Ye bag hai Gautam Nanak ka..Khilte hain aman k phool yahan..Gandhi, Subhash, Tagore, Tilak..Aise hain chaman k phool yahan..Rang hara Hari Singh Nalwe se..Rang laal hai Lal Bahadur se..Rang bna basanti Bhagat Singh se..Rang aman ka veer Jawahar se..Mahendra Kapoor”.
One of our teachers, Madam Neelam, was a huge fan of Lata-Rafi. She has the responsibility of holding morning prayers at school, owing to her melodious voice. Since us, Filmy Kids, were also Lata-Rafi fans, so we had a great rapport with Madam Neelam. “Saare jahan se acha..Hindustan hamara..Hum bulbule hain iske.. ye gulsitaan hamara..Godi mein hain khelti..iski hazaron nadiyaan..Gulshan hai jiske dum se Rashk-e-jahan hamara..Mazhab nhi sikhata, aapas mein bair rakhna..Hindi hain hum..watan hai Hindustan hamara..”
Our school took the students for movie trips, for Leader, 1964, and Shaheed, 1965, featuring, Manoj Kumar and Prem Chopra . “Hai preet jahan ki reet sada.. Main geet vhaan k gaata hoon..Bharat ka rehne vala hoon..Bharat ki baat sonata hoon..Jab zero diya mere bharat ne ..duniya ko tb ginti aayi..Taaron ki bhasha bharat ne..duniya ko pehlr sikhlayi..Mahendra”
Film Poorab Aur Paschim, 1970, “Apni azaadi ko hum hargiz mita skte nhi..Sir kta skte hain lekin sir jhuka skte nhi..Hum watan k naujwaan hain, humse jo takraayega.. To hamari thokron se khaak mein mil jayega..Aasma par ye tiranga umar bhar lehraayega..Jo sabak bapu ne sikhaya wo nhool skte nhi..Rafi”
Two of our teachers were seeing each other and we usually come across them in cinema hall. They were quite friendly with us and never scolded us for bunking classes to watch movies.
1957, Naya Daur starring Dilip Kumar and Vaijanti Mala, “Ye desh hai veer jwaano ka..Albelon ka mastaano ka.. is desh ka yaaro kya kehna..yhaan chaurhi chhati veeron ki..yhaan bholi shaklein heeron ki..Dilbar k liye dildaar hain hum..dushman k liye talwaar hain hum..Mushkil hai k piche hatt jayein..Asha-Rafi”..
These patriotic songs had and will always grace the great occasions of our Republic and Independence days.
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