Song : Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna; Movie : The Legend of Bhagat Singh (Hindi 2002)
I really dont know how many of you wouldve heard this song. I was surprised when people, to whom I had sent this song after singing, didnt even know such a song existed. I would rate this song as one of A.R.Rahmans most beautiful compositions ever and its sad that sometimes such gems go unnoticed. The song was even picturised beautifully and the movie remains one of my most favourites too. I wouldn’t say its because of patriotism but there is something in the song that makes me cry each time I listen to it.The very same unknown reason made me cry while rendering it too; my voice breaks at a point which is very evident.
The songs originally sung by Sonu Nigam and Hariharan but Sonu dominates the song throughout. Towards the end, both of them sing together which takes the whole song to a different level. To create that same effect, I sang those portions twice and mixed it together. I also feel this is one of my best I had sung so far and I was so happy when my brother had the same opinion. Anyway, please listen to it and lemme know how it is :
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I sang this last year in Novemeber and initially wanted to dedicate this for all the 26/11 victims. But when I mentioned about my homage to a few friends, they replied that I was taking advantage of the situation to publicise my song and blog. That remark did hurt me a little; I didn’t want to start a debate with them and so decided to push it till our Independence Day. But seriously, what independence, huh? Now, I feel that our country was better during the British reign. Atleast, people had some sort of fear to go against the law back then. Apart from the never ending corruption tales in our country, we have honor killing, molesting infants, domestic violence, crazy god men and what not !
I agree every country has its own flaws, but in most of those countries, the judiciary is strong. People actually get punished for all their wrong doings. But here in our country, the law breakers roam happily around the country getting all the media attention; some even have the guts to become our minister!
We as normal tax paying citizens also have a lot to learn and practice. Everyday we find a new excuse to break traffic rules; everyday we find a new spot to spit, a new spot to throw garbage; everyday we find a reason to create a strike or a hartal and stay out of work; everyday there is a crazy procession on the roads hindering public life, either religious or political. Now tell me would any of us even dare to do the same in a foreign country ? No, because we are aware of the consequences; but here in India, we can do just about anything! Leave foreign countries, would we even spit this liberally in our own home? And its depressing that even the educated lot in our country are no different.
I donno, somehow whatevers reaching my ears lately or whatevers been happening in our country aren’t that pleasant enough for me to be proud of my country. How long should we wait for our country to show some maturity? Or will India ever grow up?
The V-mphony page on this blog is updated with the song.