Jab tak poore na ho phere saat – Hemlata – Ravindra Jain – Sadhana Singh | Nadiya Ke Paar (1982)

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Movie: This song appeared in 1982 family drama Nadiya Ke Paar (Across the River) under the directorial baton of Govind Moonis (Dube) and produced by Rajashri Productions. The movie starred Sachin, Sadhana Singh, late Inder Thakur, Mitali, Savita Bajaj, Sheila David, late Leela Mishra, Soni Rathod, etc.

The story of the movie has been inspired by the first half of Keshav Prasad Mishra’s Hindi novel Kohbar Ki Shart. The language in the movie is a mix of Awadhi and Bhojpuri, which is spoken in Central and Northern parts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. This movie was remade by the same production company into Hum Aapke Hain Kaun? in 1994.

A Brahmin farmer lives with his 2 nephews in Eastern Uttar Pradesh. When he falls ill, he is treated by a Vaidya (traditional Indian medical practitioner) from another village. The farmer recovers and asks the Vaidya about his fees. The Vaidya only asks if the farmer’s eldest nephew would marry his eldest daughter. The farmer happily agrees. Thus, Omkar (Inder Thakur) marries Roopa (Mitali). Roopa’s sister Gunja (Sadhana Singh) sings this song during the wedding.

Song: The music of this song was composed by Ravindra Jain and the lyrics were also penned by him.

The gist of the song is, “Until the marriage rituals are over, the bride cannot be taken home by the groom’s family.”

Video: Cinematography is by Sunil Sharma. Dance choreography is by Badri Prasad.

The video opens with the bride being brought to the mandap, as the music begins. Sadhana Singh is singing the song. She looks at Sachin and both smile at each other. The bride and the bridegroom perform the pheras. The bridegroom Inder Thakur has to hold his head down because of a high headgear he is wearing.

The bride and the bridegroom are made to walk on puffed rice. He applies kum kum on her hair-parting. He shows her the pole star as one of the rituals. The song peters out and the video ends with the rituals also getting over.

Artists: The playback of this song was sung by Hemlata and the onscreen performances are by Sadhana Singh, Sachin, Inder Thakur, Mitali and others.

Cultural Influence: There is a lot of Bhojpuri traditional influence on this song. It also depicts the different marriage rituals in a short way. The artists and the song are good. The video is watchable for the same.

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