Wednesday, May 24, 2017

AN IMMORTAL COMPOSITION OF S D BURMAN .."SUUN MERAY BANDHU RE "




SUUN MERAY BANDHU RE...

THE MAGIC OF SACHIN DEV BURMAN’S VOICE AND MUSIC IS IN THE SONG THAT MAJROOH WROTE FOR  SUJATA ( A  159   HINDI FILM BY BIMAL ROY )..

Sachin Da ( 1906-1975 ) was born in Tripura’s Royal Family and brought up in Comilla ( Bangla Desh) where he could not go back to live . He lived in Calcutta for many years but the city didn’t not recognize him. Bombay was a huge temptation and it was calling. Carrying his bagful of folk tunes that he had learnt from the rivers of his Native land , Dada arrived in Mumbai.

In Mumbai , he started blending his folk stock with exceptional beats and strokes and then adding the aroma of Thumri and khayal . The end result was an immortal Music for the subcontinent.
Never did he forget his Childhood companions Madhab and Anwar . Never did he forget the “Bhadrlok “ Mannerisms. A kashmiri shawl always hung loosely over his shoulders .



“Hota Tu Peepal , Mein Hotii Amar Lataa teri
Teray Galay Maala ban ke Parri Muskaati Re..


Suun Meray Bandhu Re
Suun Meray Mitwaa
Suun Meray Saathi Re..


“Jiya kahay tu sagar me hotii teri nadiya ,
Lehar bahar kartii apnay piya se mil jaati re,

Suun Meray Bandhu Re
Suun Meray Mitwaa
Suun Meray Saathi Re..

( Majrooh Sultanpuri )

My simple English rendering would be ………

“How if you were a Peepal Tree
And I , an undying Creeper,
would hang around
like a flower Garland ,
And keep beaming in delight.

My compassionate relation ! Listen ,
My Friend ! Listen ,
My Companion ! Listen ....

"My heart wishes ,
if only you were an ocean, And I ,
An approaching river ,
In merriment,
I would keep moving
To meet my beloved ……..

My compassionate relation ! Listen ,
My Friend ! Listen,
My Companion ! Listen .......”

( Autar Mota )


PS

(1)

LAHAR BAHAR is a Hindi word frequently spoken in UP..It simply means Joyfully and Happily . Not to be read as two words LAHAR ( Tide ) and BAHAR( Ocean ).In UP LAHAR BAHAR is spoken to convey extreme happiness , delight and a feeling of pleasure .

(2)

Peepal tree is a symbol of unity , coolness and Bonding in Indian Culture . It Provides shade and comfort to travelers , birds and animals . For these qualities , this tree is venerated . Torn by universal Love , many sat under this Tree to be one with their beloved . Ascetics , sages and carefree wanderers ( in search of ultimate reality ) also enjoyed its empathetic shade .


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