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Itni shakti hamen dena daata

Posted on: September 10, 2014


This article is written by Arunkumar Deshmukh, a fellow enthusiast of Hindi movie music and a contributor to this blog. This article is meant to be posted in atulsongaday.me. If this article appears in sites like lyricstrans.com and ibollywoodsongs.com etc then it is piracy of the copyright content of atulsongaday.me and is a punishable offence under the existing laws.

Today’s song is a Prayer song (Prarthana geet) from a milestone movie of Indian Cinema-Ankush-1986.

Does reel life depict real life or is it that real life reflects what is shown in films ? This is a very old question. There was a time,when the elders in the family prevented the young ones from seeing films, with a popular belief that what is shown in films would spoil the children.

The fact,however, remains that what happens in the Society, country and the world is surely reflected in films. Right from the beginning, even the silent and in the early Talkie era, films were produced on subjects made popular by stage dramas, religious literatures and history. Every changing fashion and musical trend makes its way to the films. Historical Love-stories like Anarkali or Tajmahal, women’s education, crusade against child marriage or supporting widow marriage have been the subject matters of films. Popular and Classic novels and other literary works too were converted to famous films.

Rock n Roll,Hoola Hoop, Twist, disco music etc in films are reflections of the popular trends in real life. During the independence struggle, inspiring films were made that contained covert message in them to inspire people to rise against the oppressors (British). Similarly, corruption too featured in films. A film “Naya kanoon”-65 was made when the Government passed the law for Equal distribution of family wealth even to daughters. “Khoobsoorat”-80 was made depicting effects of emergency. The ‘White revolution ‘ was shown in “Manthan”-76 and ‘Green revolution’ was the subject matter of film “Upkaar”-67. Many such examples can be quoted. Perhaps the readers can add the names of more such film.

Film ANKUSH-86 was a remarkable film. It was made at a time when the country was undergoing upheavals and major events were taking place. The social structures were getting shaken with these events. Serious happenings like operation Bluestar and its aftermath in form of Indira’ji’s assassination and riots against the Sikhs,Rise of Rajeev Gandhi,Shah Bano case,opening of Babri masjid locks,Communal riots in Bihar and U.P.,large scale unemployment and atmosphere of unrest among the youths due to this were disturbing the people of India.

In the city of Bombay, Datta Samant called for a Textile mills Strike for 80 mills. The strike NEVER ended,but more than 50 textile mills closed down,bringing 2,50,000 families on road. The young educated but unemployed boys spent their time doing nothing. Bombay was becoming another Calcutta,where one could see groups of youngsters playing Carom or Chess on every street corner,whole day. The rise of smugglers,extremists and Dawood Ibrahim was also taking place. it was also the time when SHIVSENA rose to prominence and lawlessness increased unabated. The youth became directionless.A feeling crept in their minds that justice is not available to poor and common people, because then and even now, no rich or powerful person is ever punished by law in a court. Thus the disregard for the judiciary grew manifolds.

Director Chandrashekhar Narwekar or N. CHANDRA, as he is known, made his Debut with Ankush-86.Born on 4-4-52, he grew seeing only selfishness of people in power and their capacity to buy ‘justice’. Determined to bring all this on celluloid,he produced and directed Ankush. the story,editing and screenplay was also his. From Ankush-86 to Tezaab-2 in 2014,he has directed 15 films.

Writer, Editor, Director and co-producer N.Chandra earned both popular as also critical acclaim for this film. He had earlier worked under Gulzar as an editor. Chandrashekhar Narvekar alias N Chandra scored a hat-trick at the box office with his first three films, Ankush (1986), Pratighaat (1987) and Tezaab (1988). Ankush has earned the status of a cult classic over time, and the ending scene which symbolizes their hanging in front of the India Gate has received much attention. The film is one of the very first realistic depictions of inner city adolescents growing up in an atmosphere of social and economic deprivation.

The film was remade in Tamil as Kavithai Paada Neramillai and in Kannada as Ravana Rajya.

The Music Director of this film was Kuldeep Singh, one of the few Sikh composers we had ( the others being,S.Mohinder,Sardul kwatra and G.S.Kohli). kuldeep was very taented. he worked with IPTA first for 10 years giving music to its dramas. His first film was Saath saath-82. Then came Dhat teri ki,Sookha,Ankush,Phir ayee Barsaat( with one English song in it),Tera naam mera naam,Doori,TV serial Nukkad,prakop and Train to Pakistan-93 ( Rano mukherjee sang old songs in it like Chale jaana nahin,Ankhiyan milake and Ye raat ye chaandni). Despite not gettin acclaim and fame,kuldeep always gave good music throughout.

The Hero of Ankush-86 was Vishwanath alias NANA Patekar,who became a cult actor after this film.Born on 1-1-51 in Raigad district of Maharashtra, Nana had already done films like Gaman,Simhasan, Bhole and Aaj ki awaaz before Ankush happened. Nana is the ONLY actor in Bollywood who has won FilmFare awards for Best Actor,Best supporting Actor and Best Villain (twice),with another 5 times Nominations. he won many other awards also. He has done about 70 films so far. He is the Honorary Lt. Col. in Indian Army and has participated in National championships for Shooting.

The story of Ankush as per the wiki is-
Ankush is a 1986 Hindi movie written, directed, edited and co-produced by N. Chandra starring Nana Patekar. It is a story of fourlower middle class unemployed young men in Mumbai (then Bombay) who feel disconnected with society and are wasting their life away when new neighbours, a young beautiful girl Nita (Nisha Singh) and her grandmother, change their perspective. They change their attitude and try and blend in with the normal, honest and hard-working society of 1980s India when Nita is raped at the hands of her employers. However the culprits are let off for the want of evidence and Nita takes extreme step of suicide. They then take revenge of each and every culprit in a very novel way. It also shows their distrust in the law of the land. The movie has a tragic end with all four getting capital punishment for doing what they thought was correct, specially so when law of land fails to book the criminals for their wrongdoings.
Although a small budget film with then unknown actors film was a big hit in Mumbai (then Bombay) as it realistically depicted social conditions prevailing then in the aftermath of famous Mumbai (then Bombay) cotton textile mills strike which rendered thousands jobless. The film stars a very young Nana Patekar, and has an excellent and memorable Bhajan of Indian Cinema : ‘Itni Shakti Humen de na daata’ by Ghanshyam Wasvani and others.

Today’s song from this film is in 2 parts. The first part is sung by Pushpa Pagdhare and Sushama Shreshtha. Pushpa was a very talented singer who sang more than 500 songs in Hindi and Marathi films. Unfortunately,she could never shine. Today she lives a life of poverty in a one room tenement with only Rs.1400pm given by the Govt. Though promised, she was not given any house by the Government till now.

The second part of the song is sung by 4 new singers, Murlidhar, Ghanashyam Vaswani, Shekhar Sawkar and Ashok Khosla (assistant to MD Kuldeep Singh). All these and Pushpa Pagdhare makes a Debut on this blog.

There have been some notable prayer songs-Prarthana Songs- in Hindi films. The best and most remebered one is ‘Aye maalik tere bande hum’ from Do ankhen bara haath-57. this prayer had become so famous and popular that for several years it was the prayer song in Pakistani Schools. Some othe prayer songs are,’Tu pyar ka saagar hain’ Seema-55, Sooraj ki garmi se-Parinay-74, Hum ko man ki shakti dena-Guddi-71, Teri hai Zameen-Burning train-80 (This was the tune of National Anthem of Shri Lanka) nad finally, Allah tero Naam-Hum Dono-61.

Let us now enjoy this prayer song…

Audio – Part I (Female version)

Video – Part I (Female version)

Audio – Part II (Male version)

Video – Part II (Male version)

Song-Itni shakti hamen dena daata (Ankush)(1986) Singers-Pushpa Pagdhare, Sushma Shreshtha/ Murlidhar, Ghanshyam Vaswani, Shekhar Sawkar, Lyrics-Abhilaash, MD-Kuldip Singh

Lyrics
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Part I
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itni shakti hamen dena daata,
man ka vishvaas kamzor ho na
itni shakti hamen dena data
man ka vishvaas kamzor ho na

ham chalen nek raste pe
hamse bhool kar bhi koi bhool ho na
itni shakti hamen dena daata
man ka vishvaas kamzor ho na
ham chalen nek raste pe
hamse bhool kar bhi koi bhool ho na
itni shakti hamen dena daata
man ka vishvaas kamzor ho na

door agyaan ke hon andhere
tu gyaan hamen gyaan ki roshni ke
har buraai se bachte rahe ham
jitni bhi de bhali zindagi de ae
bair ho na kisi ka kisi se
bhaavna man mein badle ki ho na
ham chalen nek raste pe
hamse bhool kar bhi koi bhool ho na
itni shakti hamen dena daata
man ka vishvaas kamzor ho na

ham na sochen
hamen kya mila hai
ham ye sochen
kiya kya hai arpan
phool khushiyon ke baanten sabhi ko
sab ka jeewan hi ban jaaye madhuwan
o o
apni karuna ka jal tu baha ke
kar de paawan har ik man ka kona
ham chalen nek raste pe
hamse bhool kar bhi koi bhool ho na
itni shakti hamen dena daata
man ka vishvaas kamzor ho na

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Part II
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itni shakti hamen dena daata,
man ka vishvaas kamzor ho na
itni shakti hamen dena data
man ka vishvaas kamzor ho na

ham chalen nek raste pe
hamse bhool kar bhi koi bhool ho na
itni shakti hamen dena daata
man ka vishvaas kamzor ho na

har taraf julm hai bebasi hai
sehma sehma sa har aadmi hai
paap ka bojh badhta hi jaaye
jaane kaise ye dharti thhami hai
bojh mamta se tu ye uthhaale,
meri rachana ka hi ant ho na
ham chale nek raste pe
hamse bhul kar bhi koi bhool ho na
itni shakti hame de na daata
man ka vishvaas kamzor ho na

ham andhere mein hain roshni de
kho na de khud ko hi dushmani se
ham saza paayen apne kiye ki,
maut bhi ho to seh len khushi se
kal jo guzra hai phir se na guzre,
aanewala wo kal aisa ho na
ham chalen nek raste pe
hamse bhool kar bhi koi bhool ho na

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8 Responses to "Itni shakti hamen dena daata"

actors featuring in the songs:
Ashalata Wabgaonkar(the elderly lady-her another notable movie is Basu chatterjee`s apne paraye against Utpal dutt),
Nisha Singh(grand daughter-her other movies-baat bann jaaye,Bazaar(Sagar Sarhadi`s)
and the male actors
Nanat Patekar,
Arjun Chakraborthy(-must be very popular in Bengali Film Industry.He was there in Kamal Hassan`s Zara Si Zindagi and Gulzar`s unreleased Libaas also,also in Mrinal Sen`s Ek din achanak with Shabana Azmi)
Suhas Palshikar,
Madan Jain(other notable movies are Mahesh Bhatt`s Thikana & Saraansh,Dilip Shankar`s Kalachakra)

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Thanks,Prakash ji.

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Ghanshyam Vaswani also sang in Katha, Saatwa Aasman and Aaj,
Kuldeep Singh gave music for Arth.
Abhilash offered lyrics in Raftar, Phir Aaya Tufan, Danga Fasad, Ma Santoshi Ma, Zahreeli, Danga Fasad, Mauqa-1956 and Sawan Ko Aane Do
I remember one NFS sung by Usha Mangeshkar written by Abilash something on khat(letter) I got it: wo jo khat tune likhe thhe mujhko. It was classy. Its shameful that he had to write for C/D grade movies

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Adding to comments of Arun ji & Prakash ji, may I very humbly point out that though Nana Patekar had a very strong role and came to the notice of moviegoers through his acting in this film, technically he was not the hero? In fact he was nominated / awarded as a character actor in the film.
If by hero we mean the actor who shares love interest with the heroine, it was Arjun Chakravarthy/Madan Jain.
Avadh Lal

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Thanks to Arun-ji and Prakash-ji for all the info. After reading this post I ordered the immediately!!

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audio
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male version audio

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