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Shaadi mubaarak bole shehnaayi

Posted on: November 13, 2020


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I am not well-informed about Hindi films of 1980s and beyond, except about those that I have watched in the theatres or on Video sharing platforms. Between the late 1960s and early 1970s, I used to watch almost one film every week either on Saturdays or Sundays. My ‘over-exposure’ to films, mostly masala films, during this period created an aversion in me that discuraged me from watch theese films in the later years. Probably the theory of diminishing marginal utility was being applied to me. Over a period of time, my quota of watching films came down from once a week to 2-3 films a year which is still in force. Because of this, I have missed many entertaining and a few quality films released especially in 80s and 90s.

It may sound strange but until yesterday, I was not aware that there was a film titled ‘Swati’ (1986). I do not recall having heard about this film from any one of my relatives and friends who have interest in Hindi films. What attracted me to know more about this film was that first, it was a film from a well-known banner, Prasad Productions. Secondly, its ensemble of star cast included Shashi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore, Meenakshi Seshadri, Madhuri Dixit, Vinod Mehra, Sarika, Akbar Khan among others. I was not aware that Meenakshi Seshadri and Madhuri Dixit had worked together in a film. I came to know later that both of them had earlier worked together in ‘Aawaara Baap’ (1985).

From the synopsis of the film’s story, it appeared that Shashi Kapoor and Sharmila Tagore worked in this film in the role of an elderly couple. The combination of the actors under a well-known film production banner motivated me to watch the film, the DVD of which was available on-line. The film was a remake of a Telugu film of the same title which was released in 1984 and became the box office hit. The film was also remade in Kannada as ‘Usha’ (1986). The story of the film is as under:

Dr. Rajendra (Shashi Kapoor) is a doctor who runs a nursing home. Sharda (Sharmila Tagore) works as a nurse with Rajendra. An event in her life has happened which has forced her to live a life in anonymity and as a single mother (I will not go into the details). She has a grown up daughter, Swati (Meenakshi Seshadri). She is under the impression that her father has deserted her mother which had made her a feminist and outspoken. She hates hypocrisies and prejudices which dominate our society.

During one of her argumentative encounters with a group of males, Swati meets Ram Mohan (Akbar Khan) who is associated with some leftist group and always seen with writing slogans on the walls. After the initial hate relations with Ram Mohan, Swati falls in love with him. Dr. Rajendra has been a widower with a grown-up daughter, Anandi (Madhuri Dixit), a tomboyish type girl. She is in love with Kapil (Raja Bundela) simply because her idol is cricketer, Kapil Dev. She is also fond of asking her father as well Kapil puzzles to solve.

Swati thinks that after her marriage with Ram Mohan, her mother will be left alone. She needs a companion. Swati knows that her mother and Dr Rajendra like each other but due to societal constraints, both can not think of upgrading their fondness into a life partnership. Swati persuades her mother and Dr Rajendra to get married. His daughter, Anandi is happy that she would get a mother. The marriage takes place and Swati and her mother shift to Dr. Rajendra’s house. Things are now well settled. Both Swati and Anandi gel very well too. Anandi’s marriage with Kapil is also fixed.

One day, Swati finds an old man lying on the road unconscious. She takes him to Dr. Rajendra’s nursing home. The patient come into consciousness and tells his life story to Swati. It becomes apparent that he is Satya Prakash, Sharda’s fiancé and Swati’s real father. If the real story comes into light, it may affect the marriage of Anandi with Kapil. It is also likely to affect the relations of Rajendra and Sharda. But Swati steers the unforeseen problem taking into the confidence Rajendra after revealing him the real story and taking a promise from him that he would not reveal his patient’s identity to her mother. Satya Prakash knows that he has no chance of survival. His wish is to see Sharda for the last time.

On the day of marriage of Anandi with Kapil, Both Rajendra and Swati arrange to bring Satya Prakash to the marriage venue. He gets to see Sharda during the marriage ceremony from a balcony. After the kanyadan ceremony is over, Satya Prakash is happy to see Sharda. With happiness displayed over his face, Satya Prakash dies.

I found the film in keeping with tradition of Prasad Productions which is known for producing films in the genre of family drama. In the standard of 1980s, the story of the film is bold and broad-minded. From the title of the film, it is apparent that it is Meenakshi Seshadri’s film. I have not seen any film of Meenakshi Seshadri. So, it is the first time I am watching her performance in this film which is outstanding. She has displayed all the moods of her character in the film – from a hard-core feminist, a kind hearted daughter for her mother as well for those affected by the prejudice towards them in the society. Her best scene is the poignant moments in the film when she has to solve the issues arising out of a sudden appearance of real father. Madhuri Dikshit as a step sister of Meenakshi Seshadri has a light comical role which she performs very well. She has a lively presence in the film. Shashi Kapoor and Sharmila Tagore in the role of elderly couple look elegant. Dialogues by Rahi Masoom Reza is catchy.

Despite having good share of melodramatic contents, the film is not a tear-jerker. I found the film absorbing.

‘Swati’ (1986) had 5 songs none of which has been represented in the Blog. I present the first song from the film ‘shaadi mubaarak bole shehnaayi’ to appear on the Blog. The song is sung by Anuradha Paudwal and Alka Yagnik. The words are that of Anand Bakshi which are set to music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal. It is a marriage song picturised on Meenakshi Seshadri and Madhuri Dixit on the occasion of the marriage of their parents Sharmila Tagore and Shashi Kapoor.

With this, ’Swati’ (1986) makes its debut on the Blog.

Video Clip:

Song-Shaadi mubaarak bole shehnaayi (Swati)(1986) Singers-Anuradha Paudwal, Alka Yagnik, Lyrics-Anand Bakshi, MD-Laxmikant Pyarelal
Both

Lyrics

shaadi ke din mummy daddy sun lo baat hamaari
ek dooje ke aaj huye tum chhod ke duniya saari
samjhe
shaadi mubaarak bole shehnaayi
o bole shehnaayi
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi
shaadi mubaarak bole shehnaayi
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi

dulhe ka sehra
dulhan ki doli
gaaye pawan purwaayi ee
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi
shaadi mubaarak bole shehnaayi
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi

ye baat hai yaad rakhne waali
ye shaadi sab shaadiyon se niraali
ye baat hai yaad rakhne waali
ye shaadi sab shaadiyon se niraali
jannat mein jode bante hain sabke
ye jodi humne banaayi ee
banaayi banaayi banaayi
shaadi mubaarak bole shehnaayi
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi

aapas mein tum na
takraar karna
ik doosre se bahut pyaar karna
aapas mein tum na
takraar karna
ik doosre se bahut pyaar karna
koi na maane
koi na jaane
tum aise karna ladaayi
ladaayi ladaayi ladaayi
shaadi mubaarak bole shehnaayi
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi

jeete raho tum
hanste raho tum
doodho nahaao phoolo phalo tum

jeete raho tum
hanste raho tum

doodho nahaao phoolo phalo tum
dil se dua lab pe aayi
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi
shaadi mubarak bole shehnaayi
o bole shehnaayi
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi
dulhe ka sehra
dulhan ki doli
gaaye pawan purwaayi ee
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi
shaadi mubaarak bole shehnaayi
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi
badhaayi badhaayi badhaayi

7 Responses to "Shaadi mubaarak bole shehnaayi"

This movie was a remake of Telugu movie Swati(1984) starring Suhasini Maniratnam and Urvashi Sharada
and also got a remake in Kannada language USHA(1986) starring Suhasini maniratnam and Jayanthi

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I remember watching this movie , Vinod Mehra is Sharmila`s 1st husband, who comes at the climax of the movie

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I had mentioned this in my write-up.
Thanks for the main star cast of Telugu and Kannada versions of the film.

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longer audio link: ?

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Thanks.
I searched for a long time for the T series Audio clip but in vain.

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Feroze Khan`s brother Akbar Khan in White sherwani at 1:14

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i have seen the movie in parts. For me it was having two ladies I like in one.
And having Sharmila Tagore was the icing on the cake.
And final clinching factor was the Sharmila- Shashi Kapoor jodi.
Only we have to tolerate Akbar Khan 😉

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