While thinking about Bollywood, one of the first things that
comes to our mind are the colourful songs which encapsulate our
heritage. From festivals to seasons, Bollywood has it all. And if one
takes a look back
at the songs, they'd realise that Bollywood has remembered to pay homage
farmers of our country in forms of various vibrant harvest festival
songs. In this article, BollyCurry focuses on a few such songs to have
graced the Indian Music Industry.
Bhare Din Beete Re Bhaiya"- Mother India
The beautiful song talks about how days of sadness are
over and happy moments have arrived. Nargis, who plays the central
hard to cultivate their land and grow crops in it so that she can repay
her debt. After her vigorous attempts to grow crops, optimism might be
but that does not prevent them from celebrating their happiness. The
sung by several singing maestros like Mohammed Rafi, Manna Dey, Shamshad
Begum, and Asha
Aa Gayi Lohri Ve" - Veer Zaara
Sung by Lata Mangeshkar, Gurdas Maan, and Udit Narayan,
the song is used in the celebration of the Lohri festival in the film.
In the Punjabi culture, Lohri is the festival of harvest and celebrated
with much aplomb. Similarly, in the movie, after the harvesting of
crops, Lohri was celebrated grandly with everyone in the village
partaking in joyous singing and dancing. Even though the song is
used to celebrate the festival, it truly talks about all the shortcoming
and promises made by a husband to stay together with his wife for the
rest of their lives.
Desh Ki Dharti"- Upkar
Sung by Mahendra Kapoor, the song represents the
beauty of India. Even though the song is more of a patriotic song than a song celebrating the harvest, it manages
to talk about harvest, crops, and farmers. This song evokes nostalgia,
nationalism, and an unwavering pride for our mother land. It also glorifies
the concept of the farmer-soldier, a loyal citizen who selflessly serves the
motherland in any way she needs.
Haath Badhana"- Naya Daur
Sung by Mohammed Rafi and Asha Bhosle, the song talks
about how one should stand united in the face of trouble and support one
another. It is a beautiful example to the famous proverb "United we
stand, divided we fall'. "Saathi Haath Badhana" truly depicts how
everyone comes together in times of need
to plough the land and grow crops.
Listening to these songs, one will come to realise that Bollywood
has always talked about farming fondly right from the time of Independence. The
songs definitely carry the true essence of the celebrations. Be it
fast beat numbers or slow songs, they surely represent true and
glorified India! Comment below and let us know your favorite song from the list!
Writer: Peehu A.
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