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Hey Raam hey Raam

Posted on: October 1, 2014


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“Guide” (1965) was directed by Vijay Anand for Navketal International, Bombay. This movie had Dev Anand, waheeda Rehman, Kishore Sahu, Leela Chitnis, Jaageerdaar, Anwar, Ulhas, Rasheed Khan, Parveen Paul, Poornima, Khirhan Dhawan etc in it.

This movie was based on a novel of the same name by R K Narayan. This movie is today regarded quite highly by critics and movie watchers both, but R k narayan himself had a very opinion about the way the makers of this movie had taken liberty with the original story of the movie. If someone read what R K Narayan had to say about the picturisation of this movie, one would feel that this movie was quite a letdown.

The fact that the movie was a big success as the box office gives us some idea about the literacy rate of India. 🙂 Very few people in India had actually read the novel called “Guide” and far less number of people read the opinion of R K Narayan apeipbout this movie. And ironically, this “poorly” made adaptation of the novel gave this novel much of its publicity. Of course, not too many movie goers actually went on to buy the book and read it. I was one of the very few who bought the book as well as the book where R K Narayan hauled the movie over the coals.

One of the major selling point of the movie (which had nothing to do with the book) was the music of the movie. And the music may have to do more with the box office success of the movie than the story line of the book. In any case, the story of the novel was distorted to a great extent in the movie.

The movie had ten songs in it. Nine songs from this movie have already been discussed.

Here is the tenth and final song from the movie. This song is a bhajan song which is sung by Manna Dey and chorus. Shailendra is the lyricist. Music is composed by S D Burman.

Lyrics of the song were sent to me by Peevesie’s mom.

With this song, “Guide” (at last) joins the list of movies that have all their songs covered in the blog.

Audio

Video

Song-Hey Raam hey raam(Guide)(1965) Singer-Manna Dey, Lyrics-Shailendra, MD-S D Burman
All Chorus
Female chorus
Male chorus

Lyrics(Provided by Peevesie’s mom)

hey raam
hey raam
hey raam
hey raam
hey raam
hey raam

hey raadheshyaam
raadheshyaam
raadheshyaam
jai shyaama shyaam
jai seeta raam
seetaraam
seetaraam jai siyaavar raam
hey raam
hey raam
hey raam
hey raam

ho o o o o o
o o o o
o o o o(hey raam
hey raam
hey raam
hey raam
hey raam
hey raam
hey raam

hey raam hamaare ramchandra
hey raam
hamaare raamchandra
hey raam

hamaare raamchandra
hey raam
hamaare raamchandra
hey raam
hamaare raamchandra
hey raam
hamaare ramchandra
jai radheshyam radheshyam
radheshyam jai shyaama shaam
jai seeta raam
seetaram seetaram
jai siya var ram

he raaaaam
he raaaam (jai jai raam seeta raam
jai jai raam seeta ram
jai jai raam seeta raam
jai jai raam seeta raam
jai jai raam seeta raam
jai jai raam seeta raam
jai jai raam seeta raam
jai jai raam seeta raam

raam raam raam raam
raam raam raam raam
raam raam raam raam
raam raam raam raam
raam raam raam raam
raam raam raam raam
raam raam raam raam

jai jai raam seeta raam
jai jai raam seeta ram
jai jai raam seeta raam
jai jai raam seeta ram
jai jai raam seeta raam
jai jai raam seeta raam
jai jai raam seeta raam
jai jai raam seeta raam
jai jai raam seeta raam
jai jai raam seeta raam
jai jai raam seeta raam
jai jai raam seeta raam
jai jai raam seeta raam
jai jai raam seeta raam
jai jai raam seeta raam
jai jai raam seeta raam
jai jai raam seeta raam
jai jai raam seeta raam
jai jai raam seeta raam
jai jai raam seeta raam
jai jai raam seeta raam
jai jai raam seeta raam
jai jai raam seeta raam
jai jai raam seeta raam
jai jai raam seeta raam
jai jai raam seeta raam

8 Responses to "Hey Raam hey Raam"

Congratulations Atul ji – Peevesie’s Mom ji …!!!

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Dear Atul ji,
Many thanks for your post.
Must have been an oversight only due to which this lovely song rendered by Manna Da was left to be covered till now.
‘Guide’ no doubt was one of those kind of films in which each song was a gem. One would have a difficult time to name the best song of the film. My personal choice happens to be “Kanton se kheench ke yeh aanchal”, but aren’t “Din dhal jaye”, “Kya se kya ho gaya”, “Tere mere sapne”, “Mose chhal kiye jaye”, “Gata rahe mera dil”, “Piya tose naina lage re” + Sachin da’s two soulful pieces: “Wahan kaun hai tera” & “Allah megh de” equally superb?
I had first read the novel – a masterpiece by the R.K. Narayan. Later, I had watched the movie in the theater (many times). It is true that the film version was not an exact word by word celluloid copy of the book and also that Mr. Narayan was very critical of the way his book was filmed.

However, kindly allow me the liberty of disagreeing with your conclusion that the movie was a “poorly” made adaption of the book.

One should give due allowance to the fact that literature and cinema are two different arts and that each craft has its own separate fields, contours and medium. While the appeal of literature is limited to emotional and intellectual stimulation, the cinema has also to cater to, in addition, audio, visual and overall aesthetic aspects as well. An apt (or crude?) analogy would be that of a well-known piece of poetry (Geet, Ghazal, Bhajan, folk etc.) and its subsequent transformation into a film song with different words (lyrics), tune and rhythm. Sometimes, the creator of the original piece is also the lyricist of the film song – Sahir, Shakeel, Neeraj, Gopali, Pradip, to name just a few, realising the need for the change due to situation and circumstances and not letting his ego come in the way.
In almost all the films based on literary works, one will find departure from the book – some situations described in the book are totally omitted while some new scenes are included by the Director, whose perspective is at variance with the author. Shouldn’t he also be allowed cinematic liberty just like the poetic licence?
However, most of the authors, being creative geniuses, are hyper-sensitive about their creation and in general do not like any modification of their baby. Whether it is Mario Puzo (Godfather), Vikas Mohan ( Slumdog Millionnaire), or even Chetan Bhagat (3 Idiots), the reaction is just the same.
I am extremely sorry for my comment being even longer than your post, the result of my getting carried away but I just wanted to correct the impression that ‘Guide’ was not a bad or badly made film.
On the contrary, it is the generally accepted view of the connoisseurs that Vijay Anand’s Hindi version was far superior to the English version directed by Ted Danielwesky(spelling?).
Once again with thanks and warm regards,
Avadh Lal

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YIPPEEEE! Guide (1965) finally joins the ranks of movies where all songs from the movie have been covered (nahm ji Atul ji did not make us wait :)). Congratulations and thank you Atul ji.

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I should cry partiality! favouritism ! My views and wishes dont matter here ! Non one takes note of them ! blah blah blah ! 🙂

Never the less I am disappointed. I was genuinely under the impression that ‘ gaata rahe mera dil ‘ was kept on hold for the ‘ 50 years of Guide ‘ post. (I make a suggestion and in my mind it becomes a possibility) .

Now you gone, finish off ‘Abhimaan’ too. Two songs remaining .

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Hullo Nahmji
don’t get disheartened. let us just think that Atul decided to complete this SD burman ‘s birthday. yesterday was his birthday and i just saw that we didn’t have any special post for it.so let us say Happy Birthday Burmanda with this song.
YYIIPPEEE!!!! this movie also completed

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Peevesie’s Mom,

There was some confusion about SDB’s birthday. It is back to 1st October in the Anniveray dates page too , I see now.

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Congratulations to all ASAD family on covering all songs of one of The most classical movie ever made (at least for all growing up in 70s. 🙂
All songs are like the hero of this movie….EVERGREEN
Thanks Atulji.

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I have seen the movie umpteen no of times and have gone through the novel also at least twice.I have to agree with Awadh Lalji that movie is a classic specially in portraying internal conflicts when differences start cropping up between Rosy and Raju.In novel the flashback is narrated by Raju whereas in movie it is covered by Rosy when she was not aware with mindset of Raju as to why he was committing the forgery that led him to jail.This was a lapse in the movie.Sorry I should not have discussed the movie here.
Song under discussion is a wonderful composition of Manna De and SDB.Thanks for the upload.

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