Thursday, May 11, 2006

Wahan kaun hai tera musafir jaye ga kahan

Guide has always been one of my favourite movie. It had great great songs. The music was by Sachin Dev Burman and the lyrics were by Shailendra. Can one imagine this great movie without its songs. Well I cannot. It had such gems as Gaata Rahe Mera Dil, Din Dhaal Jayye, Tere Mere Sapne, Aaj Phir Jeene Ke Tamanna Hai, Piya Tose Naina Laage Re. But my most favourite song was Wahan kaun hai tera musafir jaye ga kahan, sung by Sachin Dev Burman. The lyrics of this great song is here, and the video of this song is below. What a song. See the video, and shade a tear for the great olden days when such great movies were made and such great songs were created.


9 comments:

Carol said...

I've never heard of this movie in Canada. What is the story line?

Raju Bathija said...

The story line of The Guide is:

It is story of a tourist guide named Raju who operates in a small Indian town. In that town comes one day an elderly archaeologist with his beautiful young wife, Rosie. Raju helps the archaeologist to a site where the archaeologist discovers a new cave. Raju in the meanwhile had falled in love with the neglected Rosie. Raju also helps Rosie who is dancer in rediscovering his talent for dancing and makes her a famous dancer. The archaeologist is not happy with their relationship and and creates misunderstandings between them and accuses him of stealing his wife's jewellery and Raju is put to jail because of this. Raju is innocent but could not prove is innocence and Rosie hates him. On being released from jail, he goes to a small village where people mistook him for a saint, as he was now bearded and seems recluse by his manner. Raju has uttered a few plattitudes to the villagers and this was enough for the villagers to consider him a saintly man. There was a great famine in that region as it had not rained for several years. One day when the villages bring food to Raju, who by know lives in a temple. Raju refuses food as he thinks since villagers are suffering shortage of food due to famine, it would not be proper for him to be a burden on the villagers. The village idiot who happens to be there misunderstood Raju's refusal of food as something else and spreads the rumor that Swamiji, the name by which Raju is now known by the villagers, will fast (does not eat or drink water) until it rains in their region. Raju reaons with the villagers that his fast cannot bring rain to the region, but villagers did not want to hear any of this and consider him as Godsend to improve their lot. As such Raju is forced to fasts for many days and becomes quite a celebrity because of this. Well, the film ends with it raining and with the death of Raju. Both these are shown to happen simulatneously.

The film was based on a famous novel The Guide by Indian writer R.K. Narayan.

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C zar said...

I am glad to see another fan of the movie 'Guide'. I must have seen this movie about 8 to 10 times and I still don't feel that I have had enough. Brilliant movie and unparalleled acting..

Thanks for the video post.