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Nahin maane jiyara hamaar

Posted on: May 13, 2020

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Hindi Songs in Bangla Film – 28
‘Subhash Chandra’ (1966, Bangla film) as the name suggests was one of many films on the life of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. The coverage of this film was from the school days of Netaji to his first-time arrest in 1921 for civil disobedience. The film ends with a scene in which Netaji is taking leave of his father and mother before he is formally arrested and taken to the jail in a police van. It is an anecdotal film covering the important events in the life of a young Subhash Chandra Bose up to 1921. Hindi dubbed version of the film with the same title was released in 1978. The main events in the early life of Subhash Chandra Bose covered in the film is summarised below:

Subhash Chandra who has joined a primary missionary school with English and Latin, gets the admission in the secondary school which is not a missionary school. His new teacher makes fun of him for not knowing Bangla and Sanskrit. The young Subhash assures the teacher that he would learn both Bangla and Sanskrit in two days which he does. The Head Master of his secondary school becomes Subhash Chandra’s ideal. He learns from him the works of Swami Ramkrishna Paramhans and Swami Vivekanand. Subhash Chandra studied vedas, upnishads, Ramayan, Mahabharat, Geeta, Bible and many other scriptures. His first leaning towards political activities was in 1912 when King George V visited Calcutta (Kolkata).

Subhash gets rusticated from the college for attacking a professor and in this process losses a couple of years in studies. He is reinstated by another college on the recommendation of a High Court lawyer who put a condition that Subhash Chandra should stand first in the merit list of the college. He clears BA with first class, standing second in the merit list. He is also active in University’s unit of Indian Territorial Army.

The film also shows the difference between Subhash Chandra and his lawyer-father who wants him to become an ICS officer and to join the Government service. After the Jullianwala Baagh massacare, Subhash Chandra is not ready to go to England to become ICS. But one of his relatives convinces him to take up ICS just to know the British system. Though Subhash Chandra passed ICS standing fourth in the merit list, within few months from joining ICS, he resigns from ICS much against the wishes of his father. Subhash Chandra pursues the profession of teacher and journalist. Later, under the guidance of Chitranjan Das, he plunges into full time political activities leading the nationalist movements under the ambit of Indian National Congress.

There are some more incidences in the life of Subhash Chandra Bose covered in the film. I guess, the aim of the film was to show a strong character of Subhash Chandra Bose, built over a period of time since his school days.

The film has been presented with a sleek screen play and dialogues without over-emphasising on patriotism. Particularly, I liked one dialogue in the film which I need to explain the background before one can appreciate it.

Subhash Chandra Bose, after the completion of matriculation, wanted to become a sage for which he was in search of a Guru. He travelled to Banaras, Mathura, Haridwar and beyond but came back disappointed. After successfully completion of training in Indian Territorial Army, he wanted to become a soldier in Indian Army which he shares his ambition with his friend. His friend comments ‘From a sage to a soldier? Two extremes. To which Subhash Chandra Bose reacts ‘I want to become a sage-like soldier and a soldier-like sage – a sage’s sacrifice and a soldier’s courage’. Incidentally, he did try to get selected in Bengal Regiment but was rejected for bad eyesight.

‘Subhash Chandra’ (1966) was directed by Pijush Bose. The star cast included Amar Dutta, Samar Chatterjee, Master Aashish Ghosh, Dilip Roy, Reba Devi etc. There were six songs in the film of which one song is in Hindi. All the songs were set to music by Aparesh Lahiri. As mentioned earlier, a dubbed version in Hindi with the same title was released in 1978 with Aparesh Lahiri as music director.

I am presenting the Hindi song ‘nahi maane jiyara hamaar’ which is based on a traditional Thumri with, more or less, on the same words. The song is sung by Bansari Lahiri. The use of ‘barse bahaar’ in the lyrics gives an impression of the song being a Kajri. Bansari Lahiri is a Hindustani classical singer and musician and the wife of the music director, Aparesh Lahiri. Music director, Bappi Lahiri is their only son. Interestingly, I find Bansari Lahiri has been accredited as Assistant Music Director to Bappi Lahiri in as many as 22 films from 1975 to 1990.

The part of the song has been played in the background with a low volume of sound as Subhash Chandra and his group are inside Nasipur Palace in Murshidabad. The same song has been used in the Hindi dubbed version of the film ‘Subhash Chandra’ (1978). So, it is one song used in both Bangla and Hindi versions of the film.

Audio Clip:

Song-Nahin maane jiyara hamaar (Subhash Chandra) Singer-Bansari Lahiri, MD-Aparesh Lahiri


aa aa aa aa
aa aa aa
nahin maane ae jiyara hamaar
hamaa..r re
nahin maane ae
nahin maane
nahin maane ae ae ge maane
nahin maane jiyara hamaar
nahin maane jiyara hamaar
nahin maane jiyara hamaar
nahin maane ae ae jiyara
nahin maane
nahin maane jiyara
nahin maane jiyara hamaar
nahin maane jiyara hamaar

baabul hadd keenhi haa aa aa
gawan nahin deenhi
baabul hadd keenhi ee
hadd keenhi baabul
gawan nahin ee ee ee deenhi
?? laage (???) barse bahaar
?? laage (???) barse
?? laage ?? laage
?? laage barse
?? laage barse bahaar
?? laage barse bahaar

2 Responses to "Nahin maane jiyara hamaar"

I am not sure if the image on the screen for this song is from the original poster for this film, or whether someone has put it together more recently. But those who posted it here must surely realize that it is a famous image, from the Second World War, of the American flag being raised by soldiers on Okinawa in the final days of the Pacific War. The men in this image are not Indian Army soldiers, nor are they raising the Indian flag. This image was clearly doctored to create an Indian flag, a historical absurdity. While the Indian Army took part in the Allied campaigns with great renown and courage in the Western Desert (North Africa) and in Italy, and was notably involved in the horrific battles in Cassino and in the liberation of Florence — an entire Indian Division lost its lives in Cassino –, there were no Indian personnel involved in the American attack on Okinawa, nor did they raise an Indian flag (or, for that matter, an Indian National Army (INA) flag) there. Why the creators of this image could not find a genuine image of Indian, or INA, soldiers from World War II or from any other source is difficult to understand. It dishonours the Indian Army, the INA and history. The other detail in this image that is wrong is the flag. The Indian flag was not around in 1945. The INA flag of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s forces had yellow white and green bands with a springing tiger in the centre. The Congress flag had saffron white and green bands with a charka or spinning wheel in the middle. The current Indian flag with similar colours and Ashoka chakra in the centre, was adopted on July 22, 1947 during a meeting of the Constituent Assembly. These things matter! Dr Sudevan Wisconsin


Padmanabhan Sudevan ji,

Thanks for enlightening us about the image used in the audio clip of the song which was uploaded by someone else on Youtube. We have only used the link to present the song on the Blog.

I have checked and found out that the image on the audio clip is not from the poster of the film. As you have pointed out, it is a doctored image. I have also checked and found that the image is of American soldiers rasing Amercan flag upon the capture of the Japanese islands of Iwo Jima on February 23, 1945.


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