Wednesday, December 7, 2016

UNMATCHED WAHEEDA REHMAN AND THE IMMORTAL SONG " NADI NAARE NA JAAO SHYAM PAIYAAN PADOON …."




UNMATCHED WAHEEDA REHMAN  AND  THE IMMORTAL SONG " NADI NAARE NA JAAO SHYAM PAIYAAN PADOON …."

Nadi Naare Jo Jaao Shyaam Jaai be karo
Beech Dhaare Na Jaao Shyaam Paiyaan padoon ..
Beech Dhaare Jo Jaao Shyaam Jaai be karo
Uss Paare na Jaao Shyaam Paiyaan padoon.
Uss Paare Jo Jaao shyaam Jaai be karo
Sang Savatiya na Laao Shyaam Paiyaan Padoon
Sang Savatiya Jo Laao shyaam Laai Be karo
Hum ka Naa Milaao Shyaam Paiyaan padoon..

.............................Nadi Naare na Jaao Shyaam Paiyaan Padoon…….

Love ! Here I keep Requesting , Beseeching and Begging for a favour ..

“Don’t go Towards the river “

Should you go there then please don’t go to the midstream. Should you go to the midstream then please don’t go across the river . Should you go across the river then please don’t bring My rival along with. Should you bring my rival along with then please don’t make me to meet her . love ! I beg , Don’t go to the river .

                                                                     

This traditional/ Folk song from UP was first popularized by Nautanki Theatre Performer Padam Shri Gulab Bai ( 1926-1996). Waheeda ji had put her best in this song . She made it a mix of Nautanki and Raas Leela. Scripted By Agha Jani kashmiri, " Mujhe Jeene Do" was directed by Moni Bhatacharjee . Moni was groomed by the Great master Bimal Roy.

It must be borne in Mind that Waheeda ji is an accomplished Bharatnatyam dancer .She is a master of NAVRASA ( Nine Facial expressions ) technique essential for every dancer of this genre.
Let me simplify this ; Rasa is an emotion that the audience feels by the facial expression or the Bhava of the dancer or the performer on the stage .In Bharatnatyam or any other form of Indian Classical dance , it is also known as Rasa-Abhinaya. Rasa is something that brings joy . From Rasa comes the word Rasika or the connoisseur. In dance you have Shrinagar Rasa ( Expression of attractiveness or Beauty ) , Karuna Rasa ( Pathos ), Rudra Rasa ( Terrible ), ,Bhaya rasa (Fear) Adbhuta or Vismaya Rasa (Wonder) and many other Rasas .This NAVRASA represents our basic emotions of love, humor, wonder, courage, calmness, anger, sadness, fear, and disgust.

A very tough job for an Artist to express all these emotions through dance. I have seen Bharatnatyam or Kathakkali dancers moving every muscle of the face to express these emotions .

Now see this song picturization carefully .See how Waheeda ji expresses her emotions when she uses words like JAAO ( With a Jump ), JAI BE ( Go, I am not bothered ), NA NA NA ( Please please never do it ), JAI BE KARO ( Go Go I don’t care ) ,USS PAARE NA JAAO ( But please don’t go across ) , SANG SAVATIYA NA LAAO ( Why Bring my rival? ) and LAI BE KARO LAI BE KARO ( Get her , Get her , fine ) for the first time in this wonderful song. She expresses it all.

One can feel as if a desperate Radha pleads with Krishna not to go across river Yamuna.

( Autar Mota )


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