Saturday, 19 August 2017

Surmayi Akhiyon Mein

Surmayi Akhiyon Mein
My sketch of Kamal Hasan

A touching song from the film Sadma that states a sad story of showering uncondtiional love only to lose all at the end of it all. Relationship between Kamal Hasan (in the role of Somu, a school teacher) and Sridevi (in the role of Reshmi , trapped in a brothel, later however rescued by Somu) is clearly one of a cusp caught between affection and love.  Kamal is so warmly and affectionately called as Somu by Sridevi while with him during her recovery from amnesia. And once her memory is revived he is so coolly and coldly ditched by her, at the climax of the movie. What an anticlimax this must have been for the heartbroken Kamal! Little wonder that the result of a stellar above par performance of Sridevi-Kamal Hasan pair not only made it to CNN-IBN’s list of “Greatest Romantic Couples on Celluloid” but Kamal’s astounding performance sans many sounds (his brilliant expressions said it all) helped the climax of Sadma clinch into CNN-IBN list of “Bollywood’s 50 most memorable scenes of all time”.
In the song, Somu begs Reshmi to leave a sweet little dream for him, to send him a soul to whom he can cling Halka pulka shabnami, resham se bhi reshami….sings the saddened Somu.  Grant a dream – Yes, Reshmi did. Did it turn true for Somu? Alas, it didn’t!
close. Soul that may be a bit unknown, yet, that makes him feel like someone known. “Silken soft like morning dew, light as the feather that flew” …
That’s the tragedy of this sad though soulstirring story!!
You can listen to the song right here!

This is 1/6 songs from
Film: Sadma (1983) Director: Balu Mahendra       Music Composer: Ilaiyaaraaja     Lyrics: Gulzar
Singer: Yesudas                                Actors: Kamal Haasan, Sridevi

Songs reviewed here are a part of "Nostalgia" section in this blog. Few other sections in this blog include "SheshadrisArtpourri" "Mangala's Potluck" "Play with Words" "My First Post" "Portrait Sketches" "My Paintings" "My Poems"Mangala's Crossword Puzzles" and more....
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 Team Nostalgia at Dignity Foundation Bengaluru - Aug 18 2017
It was freedom at its fullest for Team Nostalgia in their 65th Episode at Dignity Foundation, Bengaluru. Granting this freedom to himself and his team was our adorable anchor Sri Sheshadri Mokshagundam who let the panelists pick their own numbers to entertain the Senior Citizens.
Smt. Sudha chose to celebrate Krishna Janmashtami by devoting most of her playlist to Lord Krishna and a couple of patriotic songs celebrating the 70th I-Day of Mother India.  A wholly hearty rendering of “Ae Mere Watan ke Logon” earned her the title “Lata Didi of Team Nostalgia”!
Prakash Sir, having missed Roshanlal Nagrath’s episode last time decided to make up for it with most of his playlist rung round Roshan. Back from a sabbatical (of export quality J ) his rendering especially of “Ab Kya Misaal Doon Tumhara” from 1962 film “Aarti” was pepped with verve and vigour.
Smt. Rekha as always in the best of moods, this time though chose the romantic mode to transport herself and the audience to a new high! Armed with a playlist packed with poetry from private album of Gulzar fame, to celebrate his birthday that day, she kept us roaring with ragas, along with her singing away sensuous numbers.  Picked from her playlist for my song review was “Surmayi Akhiyon Mein…” from the film “Sadma” picturized on Sridevi and Kamal Hasan. Review can be read right at the top of this post.
Sheshadri Sir inaugurated the episode by patriotically picking “Insaaf ki Dagar Pe” from the film Gunga Jumna, sole number that he so soulfully sang that stilled the audience to silence. For every song, the Anchor in him always has titbit stories to share in his own witty way. However when he went quizzical with “Ek Radha Ek Meera” - a song from Ram Teri Ganga Maili, a senior citizen from the audience rattled off in a jiffy an array of answers well before questions were queued up stunning Shesh Sir back to silence! May I call this bit a tat for Shesh Sir’s titbit lovingly offered by Smt. Rekha Kini – DF’s Evergreen Encyclopedia, purely paving the WAY TO GO for Team Nostalgia!!

Sheshadri Sir’s Team Nostalgia:

Sri Sheshadri Mokshagundam – Founder Anchor Singer
Smt. Mangala Madhuchand – Event Blogger
Smt Rekha Sathyashankar
Smt Sudha Venkatesh
Sri Prakash


 Nostalgia Playlist – Aug 18, 2017
Insaaf ki dagar pe – GUNGA JUMNA (1961)
Jab Ujiyara Chhaye, Mann Kaa Andhera Jaye – JAGTE RAHO (1956)
Jab sirhaane bujh raha tha – Gulzar’s Private Album
Ab kya misaal doon main tumhara – ARATI (1962)
Singaar Ko Rehne Do - Gulzar’s Private Album
Jo Baat Tujhme Hai Teri Tasveer Mein Nahin – TAJ MAHAL (1963)
Ek Radha Ek Meera  - RAM TERI GANGA MAILI  (1985)
Thode Badmaash Ho Tum – SAAWARIYA (2007)
Aapne Yaad Dilaya - ARATI (1962)
Bada Natkhat Hai – AMAR PREM (1972)
Surmayi Akhiyon Mein – SADMA (1983)
Paaon Chhoo Lene Do - TAJ MAHAL (1963)
Vande Mataram – ANAND MATH (1952)
Raat ki mehfil sooni sooni  - NOOR JEHAN (1967)
Aye Mere Watan – Immortal Patriotic Song of India by LATA MANGESHKAR
 Khaali Hai Tere Bina – PAHELI (1977)
Raat mujhe. Yeh keh ke – SAHIB BIWI AUR GANGSTER (2011)
Banwari Re Jeene Ka Sahara – EK PHOOL CHAR KANTE (1960)

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