Bhar do jholi – Adnan Sami – Pritam – Adnam Sami | Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)


Movie: This song is a part of the movie Kabir Khan Films’ Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)Produced by Salman Khan and Rockline Venkatesh, the movie was directed by Kabir Khan.

The movie starts with villagers in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir watching an India-Pakistan cricket match together. There is a pregnant woman, Rasia (Meher Vij) among these villagers. She gives birth to a daughter and names her Shahida after Shahid Afridi, who had won the aforementioned match for Pakistan.

When Shahida (Harshaali Malhotra) turns 6, falls from a cliff-top and lands on an overhanging tree, which saves her life. The girl is mute, so cannot call for help. Her mother gets concerned about her and takes her to the Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya’s shrine in Delhi, hoping that Shahida would be able to speak again.

When they are returning from Delhi, the train has to be repaired, for which it stops. Shahida boards off the train to save a lamb. Unknown to her the train leaves and she gets into a freight train, landing in Kurukshetra, Haryana.

Shahida meets Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi alias Bajrangi (Salman Khan), a pious Brahmin and a fervent devotee of Lord Hanuman. Then, he begins his journey, to take Shahida, whom he calls Munni, back to her family. He first takes her to the police station where the police in charge, refuses to keep her at the station. He tells Bajrangi that he will call him when the girl’s parents come to complain about the girl.

Bajrangi, thus, has to take her home with him. Home is in Delhi, his father’s friend Dayanand Pandey’s (Sharat Saxena) home. Pawan has fallen in love with Dayanand’s daughter Rasika (Kareena Kapoor). A prospective groom comes to ‘see’ Rashika. But, she tells her father that she had chosen Pawan to be her husband. Rashika’s father approves of her selection, but only if he finds a separate home with his own earning. Pawan gets 6 months time. Then, Pawan and Munni reach Dayanand’s home. Pawan assumes that Munni is a Brahmin because she is fair. That is the reason Dayanand approves of her stay at his home until they find her parents.

Soon, they realize that she is not a Brahmin and not even a Hindu. It turns out that she is a Pakistani Muslim. Dayanand is furious that the little girl is a Pakistani. From then on, Pawan attempts to send her back to her own country. First, he tries the Embassy, where they ask for her passport and she does not have. Then, he leaves her with the local agent despite her reluctance in staying back. It turns out that the agent sells Munni to a brothel. Pawan fights his way to rescue the little girl.

Pawan decides to take Munni to her parents without passport and visa. Somehow, he reaches the other side of the border and is allowed to enter the other country with the permission of a kind Pakistani officer, not before some drama and comic hilarity. He is soon arrested by the police under suspicions of being a spy and somehow escapes the police station as well. From the police station, Munni picks up a small calendar photo that she finds familiar. They meet reporter Chand Nawab (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) and moved by their story he joins them in their mission. After a lot of drama, they reach a masjid and are told to stay there for the night. The Qazi of the masjid (Om Puri) helps them the next day to escape the police, who are still chasing them. He has directed them to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).

Nawab’s photographer is caught by the police and makes him call his friend. The mobile is switched off. Nawab, then, tries to sell the story to TV channels, who are not interested in airing them. They decide to visit Hazrat Amin Shah’s Dargah to wish for the speedy reunion of Munni with her parents. Inadvertently, Nawab has informed his friend that he would be at the dargah. It is at this time that Adnan Sami is seen singing this Sufi song at the dargah.

Song: Lyricist is Kausar Munir and music composer is Pritam.

The gist of the song is that the singer is pleading with the Lord to fill his hands with His blessings.

Video: Cinematography is by Aseem Mishra.

The video opens with the lead actors traveling in a bus toward Hazrat Amin Shah’s Dargah. The song has already begun. Nawazuddin Siddiqui tells Salman Khan to go in with Harshaali Malhotra. It is at this dargah that Adnan Sami is seen singing this song. Several people are seen sitting in front of the performers.

Salman Khan is at first hesitant to enter. But then, he remembers that he has a mission and steps inside. Nawazuddin Siddiqui records himself talking about their mission. Salman Khan ties a thread at the right place as a prayer to the Lord for making his mission successful. He sits with the other people holding the little sleeping girl on his lap.

Meher Vij, who plays Harshaali Malhotra’s mother, is also seen tying a thread on the metal structure as a prayer to the Lord for the safe return of her child. She is crying. As Nawazuddin Siddiqui is uploading his video on YouTube at a cybercafé probably, he sees the police officials climbing the stairs hurriedly.

He, first, hides from the authorities and then follows them hidden from them. Nawazuddin Siddiqui runs via another route to the dargah. On the way, he even bumps into Meher Vij. After reaching Salman Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and the other 2 make off before the police arrive.

The song rises to a crescendo and ends abruptly. The police officer in charge orders the photographer to give a call to Nawazuddin Siddiqui. By now, he and the other 2 are hidden. The video ends as Nawazuddin Siddiqui peeps out of their hideout.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Adnan Sami and the onscreen performances are by Adnan Sami, Salman Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Harshaali Malhotra and others.

Cultural Influence: This typically filmi Sufi song is a plea to God to bless the singer with what he requires. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.


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