Yaadon ki baraat –Shivangi/Padmini/ Lata Mangeshkar – R D Burman | Yaadon Ki Baraat (1973)

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This song appears quite a few times in this movie. I have selected the original song.

Movie: This song appears in the hit 1973 action drama Yaadon Ki Baraat (Procession of Memories) directed and produced by Nasir Hussain under the banner of Nasir Hussain Films. The movie starred Dharmendra, late Ajit, Vijay Arora, Zeenat Aman, Tariq Khan, Neetu Singh, Master Amir Khan, etc. This song became particularly very popular.

Shankar, Vijay and Ratan are brothers. Their mother Kamla has taught them this song Yaadon ki baraat…, which they hold dearly to their hearts.

Song: The lyrics of this song were penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri and the music was composed by R D Burman.

It is odd that this typical family song says that the family will be reunited due to this. It is as if the mother, who teaches this song to her children, knew that they are going to get separated in some time! At the same time, she says that they should not be separated from each other.

Video: Cinematography is by Munir Khan.

The video opens with a train passing from the place picturized. The camera pans to show a house on the side of the railway tracks. A few dialogues are exchanged and the mother begins the song after the father takes over the guitar. Master Aamir Khan acts as if he is playing the guitar. Master Aamir Khan wants to pee and runs inside the house.

Master Aamir Khan returns back to the party. The kids go to their mother to be close. They go back to where they were standing. The mother remembers when she had her first night with her husband, the father of her kids. Then, the kids go back to their mother, who directs them to their father.

The father lifts Master Aamir Khan up above him. The other 2 kids look on. The mother and the 3 kids hold hands and move in a circle around the father. Master Aamir Khan brings their nanny also into the circle. The father also joins them in the circle. Thus, the video ends.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Shivangi, Padmini and Lata Mangeshkar.

Cultural Influence: This is a family party, where they are celebrating the wedding anniversary of the parents. People do celebrate anniversaries and birthdays, often minus these kinds of songs. The song is good and the video is watchable.

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