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Satyamev Jayate. . . Bapu Ne Kahaa Tha Sach Bolo

Posted on: December 24, 2015


This article is written by Sudhir, 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.

Missing Films of 1960s – 11
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I am supposed to be moving ahead from ‘Mall Road’ (1962), the previous post in this series. But no. Today, I return to another earlier movie that was missing, but now is no longer missing.  I bring a song from a rare film ‘Bapu Ne Kaha Tha’.

This film is produced by the Children’s Film Society of India (CFSI). This is one of those films that are not easily available.  I had tried earlier, and then marked it down as ‘unavailable’, for now. I had even checked the CFSI website, but did not find anything more than a brief synopsis. I had sent them an email request for availability information about this and a couple of other CFSI films. I received no response.

However, just the day before, I received a disk from another collector friend, which contains this film. I was overjoyed and very pleasantly surprised. I quickly played it and viewed it. As the name suggests, this film is about a group of children in a village, and the message of Gandhi ji regarding being truthful in life. The very special thing about this film is that the renowned Shri Morarji Desai (1896 – 1995) makes an appearance in this film. He plays himself in person, and presents a short narration about Gandhi ji’s life and message, to the children, at a function organized at the school.

The story of this film is about a dishonest money lender (role played by Nana Paksikar) who gets blank papers signed by un-lettered farmers, when he lends them money.  At a later time, he fills in the blank paper with incorrect content, and exploits the farmers to grab their land.  His school going son (role played by child artist Satish) is a good hearted child, but also, being a child, he is active with the other naughty children in his class, as in running away while the classes are in progress, and stealing fruits from the orchards of other farmers in the village.

His elder sister (role played by Neena), who is married, is visiting when the episodes in this film take place. While playing with fireworks, the children become inadvertently responsible to burn down the hutment home of a farmer. They hide the true reason and put the blame elsewhere. The farmer comes to the moneylender to borrow money to rebuild his home. The transaction takes place in front of the money lender’s son.

Shri Morarji Desai visits the school and the son is influenced by hearing about Gandhi ji and his message. At a little later point in time, circumstances so transpire that the moneylender grabs the land of the farmer, based on incorrect statements entered on the blank paper the latter had put his thumbprint to. The matter goes to the panchayat at the protest of the farmer, but based on the document, and other arguments given by the moneylender, the panchayat passes the matter in his favor. The son, who was silent so far, is aghast and is torn between telling the truth and going against his own father. Circumstantially, he ends up revealing the truth to his elder sister, who now encourages him to stand by the truth, and the teachings of Gandhi ji.

The money lender defies all efforts to now make him change his mind.  At this point, the brother sister do a sit in protest (‘satyagrah’ – an insistence on the truth), on the very land of the aggrieved farmer. All the children of the village join their school mate, as do some of the elders. Their protest continues for a full day and night. By dawn next day, the moneylender, so disturbed by the revelations of the truth by his own son, and the fact that his children are not coming home in protest, has a change of heart, and announces the return of land to the farmer. This is the story of film in a nutshell.

This song is the solitary song in this film. However, it appears at three time points in the film. The first is when the son returns from the function at school after hearing Shri Morarji Desai, and tells his sister about it. The second part appears when the children are sitting on protest. And the third time, it appears at the end of the film – it is the day of Diwali, all matters are settled and all are friendly once again.

I have edited the film to extract the three parts, and combined them in a single upload.  The lyrics given below are for all the three parts. The song is written by Bharat Vyas, and the music is composed by Avinash Vyas. The singing voices are not listed in the initial credits. I can identify Manna Dey’s and Lata Mangeshkar’s voice. I hope I am correct. I request other friends and readers to please correct in case I am wrong. Also, there is definitely one more voice (possibly two) in this song, that I have not been able to identify. Again, request to other friends and readers to please add more information on this aspect.

The cast of actors includes Nana Palsikar, Neena, Majnu, Kesri, Jankidas, Narmada Shankar, Satish, Munshi Munakka, Jugal Kishore, Sandeep, Rajendra Dubey, Baby Shobha, Levi, Jatendra, Amir Hazma, Nazeera Bai besides others.

These films from CFSI from that era depict a very innocent and a very simple India, especially rural India. The people are simple, with simple motivations and simple desires. Such films were regular products of CFSI.  The organization still continues to produced films for children, but I have not seen any of their later and current films.  I am sure, with the changing times, we can expect some changes in such films also.  But the films from CFSI, from the 50s, 60s and 70s, that I have seen, really impressed me a lot, when I initially saw them, and even now when I am revisiting them. It was a time when the luminaries of the industry worked with CFSI to produce some real good films. In the recent months, I have re-seen films like ‘Jawab Aayega’ (1968), ‘Jaldeep’ (1956), ‘Jaadu Ka Shankh’ (1975), ‘Boond Boond Se Sagar’ (1963), and now ‘Bapu Ne Kaha Tha’ (1962). Wonderful memories of a child, all of them. (Still searching for some other titles like ‘Hariya’ (1958) and ‘Hamen Khelne Do’ (1962).

The on screen performance of this song.  Part 1 of the song is enacted by the sister (Neena) and brother (Satish), in their home.  Part 2 is enacted in the farmer’s field. There is a group of children, classmates of the boy. Among them, the tallest child with a plump face is Rajendra Dubey. Regulars may recall his face from the song “Chhota Sa Pappu Hoon” from the film ‘Jaldeep’, that I have posted earlier. The child girl in this group is Baby Shobha. In this part, the Manna Dey lines are enacted by the aggrieved farmer. My guess here is that this actor is Jugal Kishore. Nana Palsikar is also present in this clip. Also, I am sure, regulars will spot the smiling plump face of Leela Misra, in a framed photograph on the wall, in one of the scenes.  In Part 3, the Manna Dey lines are enacted by Narmada Shankar, who is the schoolmaster of the village school in the film. Others faces in Part 3 are Nana Palsikar, Jankidas, Jugal Kishore, Majnu, and many more that I am not able to identify.

Listen and view these sounds and images of a relatively uncomplicated and simpler times in our history. Enjoy.

Song – Satyamev Jayate. . .  Bapu Ne Kahaa Tha Sach Bolo (Bapu Ne Kaha Tha) (1962) Singer – Lata Mangeshkar, Manna Dey, Male Voice, Lyrics – Bharat Vyas, MD – Avinash Vyas
Chorus, Lata + Chorus

Lyrics

Part – 1
satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate
bapu ne kaha tha. .aa. .aa
bapu ne kaha tha sach bolo
sach bolo
sach bolo
sach bolo
sach bolo

sach mein kewal do akshar
par iski shakti mahaan
sach mein kewal do akshar
par iski shakti mahaan
sach ke aage
darr kar bhaage
bade bade toofaan
satyamev jayate
bapu ne kaha tha sach bolo
bapu ne kaha tha sach bolo
sach bolo
sach bolo
sach bolo
sach bolo
satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate

sach bolo aur sach mein dekho
tum apna bhagwan
sach bolo aur sach mein dekho
tum apna bhagwan
sach ke baraabar nahin milega
koi dharm mahaan
satyamev jayate
bapu ne kaha tha sach bolo
bapu ne kaha tha sach bolo
sach bolo
sach bolo
sach bolo
sach bolo
satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate

Part – 2
satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate
bapu ne kaha tha sach bolo
bapu ne kaha tha sach bolo
sach bolo
sach bolo
satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate

aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaaa aaaaa
aaaaa aaaaa aaaaaaa
chaahe laakh museebat aaye
andhera chhaaye
pran ghabraaye
na himmat todna
chaahe laakh museebat aaye
andhera chhaaye
pran ghabraaye
na himmat todna
chaahe kaal bhi sanmukh aaye
mrityu dehlaaye
lobh behlaaye
tu sach ko na chhodna
chaahe kaal bhi sanmukh aaye
mrityu dehlaaye
lobh behlaaye
tu sach ko na chhodna
tu sach ko na chhodna. .aaaaa
satyamev jayate
bapu ne kaha tha sach bolo
bapu ne kaha tha sach bolo
sach bolo
sach bolo
satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate

haath mein soti
tan pe langoti
chalaa ek din mahatma
chalaa ek din mahatma
ek taraf hathiyaar hazaaron
ek taraf sach ki aatma
sach ki aatma
ye sach ki taaqat thi jis se
dol gaye singhaasan
koti koti jan mukt huye
mit gaya aneeti ka shaasan
satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate
bapu ne kaha tha sach bolo
bapu ne kaha tha sach bolo
sach bolo. .oo

sach bolo. .oo

sach bolo. .oo

sach bolo. .oo. .oo

Part 3
mita jhooth ka andhiyaara
lo sach ke deep jale
sach ke is paavan prakash mein
saara vishwa paley

satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate
bapu ne kaha tha sach bolo
bapu ne kaha tha sach bolo
sach bolo
sach bolo
satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate

sach mein kewal do akshar
par iski shakti mahaan
sach mein kewal do akshar
par iski shakti mahaan
sach ke aage
darr kar bhage bade bade toofaan
satyamev jayate
bapu ne kaha tha sach bolo
bapu ne kaha tha sach bolo
sach bolo
sach bolo
satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate
satyamev jayate. .ay. .ay

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Hindi script lyrics (Provided by Sudhir)
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भाग १
सत्यमेव जयते
सत्यमेव जयते
बापू ने कहा था॰ ॰आs॰ ॰आs
बापू ने कहा था सच बोलो
सच बोलो
सच बोलो
सच बोलो
सच बोलो

सच में केवल दो अक्षर
पर इसकी शक्ति महान
सच में केवल दो अक्षर
पर इसकी शक्ति महान
सच के आगे
डर के भागे
बड़े बड़े तूफान
सत्यमेव जयते
बापू ने कहा था सच बोलो
बापू ने कहा था सच बोलो
सच बोलो
सच बोलो
सच बोलो
सच बोलो
सत्यमेव जयते
सत्यमेव जयते

सच बोलो और सच में देखो
तुम अपना भगवान
सच बोलो और सच में देखो
तुम अपना भगवान
सच के बराबर नहीं मिलेगा
कोई धर्म महान
सत्यमेव जयते
बापू ने कहा था सच बोलो
बापू ने कहा था सच बोलो
सच बोलो
सच बोलो
सच बोलो
सच बोलो
सत्यमेव जयते
सत्यमेव जयते

भाग २
सत्यमेव जयते
सत्यमेव जयते
बापू ने कहा था सच बोलो
बापू ने कहा था सच बोलो
सच बोलो
सच बोलो
सत्यमेव जयते
सत्यमेव जयते

आss आss आs आsss आsss
आsss आssss आssssss
चाहे लाख मुसीबत आए
अंधेरा छाए
प्राण घबराए
ना हिम्मत तोड़ना
चाहे लाख मुसीबत आए
अंधेरा छाए
प्राण घबराए
ना हिम्मत तोड़ना
चाहे काल भी सन्मुख आए
मृत्यु दहलाए
लोभ बहलाए
तू सच को ना छोड़ना
चाहे काल भी सन्मुख आए
मृत्यु दहलाए
लोभ बहलाए
तू सच को ना छोड़ना
तू सच को ना छोड़ना॰ ॰आss
सत्यमेव जयते
बापू ने कहा था सच बोलो
बापू ने कहा था सच बोलो
सच बोलो
सच बोलो
सत्यमेव जयते
सत्यमेव जयते

हाथ में सोटी
तन पे लंगोटी
चला एक दिन महात्मा
चला एक दिन महात्मा
एक तरफ हथियार हजारों
एक तरफ सच की आत्मा
सच की आत्मा
ये सच की ताक़त थी जिस से
डोल गए सिंघासन
कोटी कोटी जन मुक्त हुये
मिट गया अनीति का शासन
सत्यमेव जयते
सत्यमेव जयते
बापू ने कहा था सच बोलो
बापू ने कहा था सच बोलो
सच बोलो॰ ॰ओss

सच बोलो॰ ॰ओss

सच बोलो॰ ॰ओss

सच बोलो॰ ॰ओ॰ ॰ओ

भाग ३
मिटा झूठ का अँधियारा
लो सच के दीप जले
सच के इस पावन प्रकाश में
सारा विश्व पले

सत्यमेव जयते
सत्यमेव जयते
बापू ने कहा था सच बोलो
बापू ने कहा था सच बोलो
सच बोलो
सच बोलो
सत्यमेव जयते
सत्यमेव जयते

सच में केवल दो अक्षर
पर इसकी शक्ति महान
सच में केवल दो अक्षर
पर इसकी शक्ति महान
सच के आगे
डर के भागे
बड़े बड़े तूफान
सत्यमेव जयते
बापू ने कहा था सच बोलो
बापू ने कहा था सच बोलो
सच बोलो
सच बोलो
सत्यमेव जयते
सत्यमेव जयते
सत्यमेव जयते॰ ॰ए॰ ॰ए

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2 Responses to "Satyamev Jayate. . . Bapu Ne Kahaa Tha Sach Bolo"

The film was directed by Vijay Bhatt
There was another Movie Bapu Ne Kaha-Tha (1949) from Roop Kala Niketan produced by N L Jalan
Nana Paksikar>typo>Nana Palsikar
Recently I came to know Nana was MD of Mahakavi Kalidas (1944)
Hope he is the same. Confirmation needed.

Is it sung by Lata Mangeshkar or Suman Kalyanpur? Need confirmation from learned persons.

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