Duniya mein baap ke dware se – Jagjit Singh – Raam-Laxman – Mithun/Ranjeeta | Tarana (1979)

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Movie: This song appeared in 1979 Rajshri Productions’ romantic drama Taraana (Symphony) directed by Deepak Bahry and produced by Tarachand Barjatiya. The movie starred Mithun Chakraborty, Ranjeeta, late Urmila Bhat, late Om Shiv Puri, Shree Ram Lagoo, Sharat Saxena, Jayashree T, Jagdeep, etc.
The movie begins with 2 families returning from a fair via a boat. A storm rages. Little Shyam’s parents and little Radha are lost in the floods. Radha’s parents accept Shyam as their son and move on with their lives. Rana (Shree Ram Lagoo) the gypsy chieftain finds Radha and he brings her up. Years later, Radha, rechristened as Rani (Ranjeeta), is a beautiful gypsy dancer. She falls in love with Shyam (Mithun Chakraborty), who is among the audience, during one of her performances. He also falls in love with her.
After that, they begin to meet often and their love blossoms. As always, the villain enters. In this story, there is Jagira (Sharat Saxena). Jagira is attracted to Rani. But, Rani does not like his behavior toward her. He finds Rani and Shyam together and creates a scene in the gypsy settlement. Rana questions Rani and she admits being in love with Shyam. He tries to dissuade her from dreaming about a richer man. But, she convinces him. Rana decides to meet the Thakur the next day to propose Rani’s marriage with Shyam.
The Thakur (Om Shiv Puri) rejects the proposal and Rana restricts her to meet Shyam. On Shyam’s call, Rani goes to meet him and he gets beaten up by Jagira. Rani is forcefully brought back to the gypsy settlement. An unconscious Shyam is brought by his faithful horse to his home. The Thakur goes to threaten the gypsies for beating up Shyam and tells them to leave the place as soon as they can. It is the Thakur’s land in which the gypsies had settled temporarily. Rani visits Shyam’s home to meet him. But, the Thakur does not allow her to, not knowing that she is his long-lost daughter. The Thakur lies to Shyam that he had visited the gypsies to seek Rani’s hand in marriage with Shyam. But, they had declined. The gypsies leave the place and Rani and Shyam part from each other.
Soon, Shyam comes to know that the Thakur had lied to him that the gypsies were not ready to marry Rani to him. He leaves the place. Rani, on the other hand, has taken ill. Shyam disguises as a gypsy to meet her and sings a song while trying to find the gypsy settlement.
Rani recognizes his voice and gets up from her sickness. Shyam, in the guise of the gypsy, sends Jagira to get sandalwood bark to cure Rani fully. He is already frightened because of the snakes surrounding the sandalwood tree, but, goes to the forest for it anyways. But, when he sees the snakes he retraces his steps in fright. When he returns he finds Rani with the new gypsy man and creates a scene. Rani tells him to compete with the new gypsy man in a music contest. If he won, Rani would marry him. The new gypsy man wins.
Jagira realizes that the new gypsy man is none other than Shyam and begins to fight him. After some fight, Rana tells Shyam that he would marry Rani with him only if his father brought a marriage procession to his home. Shyam tells Rani to go with him to a place where there would not be any such restrictions. Rana challenges Rani that she has 2 options to go with Shyam or stay with Rana. Rani tells Shyam to go away saying that she cannot hurt her father. Rana is moved and arranges their marriage in a Radha-Krishna temple.
Jagira informs the Thakur about it and they start from the place in a rage. The Thakur’s wife is also informed about the marriage. Soon, they all reach the temple. There is a fight when the Thakur throws the gift that Rani’s father had given her. It falls at the feet of Thakur’s wife. In it, there is her daughter Radha’s doll. It is revealed that Rani is no one but Radha and the Thakur accepts Shyam and Rani’s marriage. But then, Rana has to go back to his gypsy life. When he has to leave, this song is heard in the background.
Song: The lyrics of this song were penned by Ravindra Rawal and the music was composed by Raam-Laxman.
The gist of the song is, “The girl has always got to leave the house of her father after marriage. (This is the tradition in India.) Then, why do you have tears in your eyes, my daughter.”
Video: Cinematography is by Arvind Laad. Dance choreography is by Subal Sarkar.
The video opens with Ranjeeta turning toward the camera with tears running down her cheeks. The song has begun in the background. Om Shiv Puri, her long lost father, beckons her with tears in his eyes and she runs into his arms. Shree Ram Lagoo is happy. Ranjeeta touches turns back to Shree Ram Lagoo and touches his feet reverently.
Shree Ram Lagoo lifts her up to make her stand in front of him. She looks at him tearfully. Mithun Chakraborty looks on forlornly. Urmila Bhat is also in tears. Shree Ram Lagoo and Ranjeeta embrace. Shree Ram Lagoo approaches Om Shiv Puri to take his leave. The latter is not ready to let go of the former.
Shree Ram Lagoo climbs down the temple stairs to join Pinchoo Kapoor. The song peters out and the video ends there.
Artists: The playback singer of this song is Jagjit Singh and the onscreen performances are by Ranjeeta, Mithun Chakraborty, Om Shiv Puri, Pinchoo Kapoor, Shree Ram Lagoo, Jagdeep and Urmila Bhat.
Cultural Influence: This is a typical filmi song depicting the farewell of the father leaving his daughter with her husband. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the above.

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