The song, Baba mere, was released by Amit Kumar and Sumit Kumar’s music company Kumar Brothers Music in August 2015.
Singer Amit Kumar’s daughter Muktika is reminded of her paternal grandfather Kishore Kumar. The elderly gentleman comes in her dreams, one day and she wakes up. When she tells her father, who is nearby; they both have tears in their eyes and feel that the senior artist has come there to bless them.
Song – Baba mere
The song Baba mere has been penned by Leena Chandavarkar Ganguly, Kishore Kumar’s wife. The tune is set by Amit Kumar.
The little girl wakes up in tears and informs her father that she wants to meet her grandfather only once.
Video – Baba mere
The video has been directed by Guru Dhanoa. He has also wielded the camera.
The video opens with Amit Kumar kissing his daughter Muktika Ganguly’s forehead and bidding her good night. Suddenly, she wakes up and wants to meet her grandfather. Muktika requests her father to take her to Kishore Kumar.
Muktika also asks him if the elderly gentleman might have a mobile number on which she could call him regularly. Amit Kumar is amused. But, he and the little girl travel inside a car without a hood into the clouds.
This is definitely fantasy, today. But, I am sure something of this kind will be invented if not in the near future but soon enough. Human beings are progressing rapidly and many new inventions are shocking us.
My nephew (my cousin’s son) dreamed of building a car operated by sunlight. His father, also an engineer, did not believe in it but encouraged him. Unfortunately, someone else achieved it before my nephew completed his engineering. I told him not to give up his dream.
Coming back to this video, Amit Kumar and Muktika meet ‘Kishore Kumar’ (Amit Kumar made-up as his father). The likeness is so shocking. But, after all, Amit Kumar is Kishore Kumar’s son.
Muktika wants her grandfather to go back and stay with her. ‘Kishore Kumar’ assures his granddaughter that he would come in her dreams. Suddenly, Muktika wakes up from sleep and realizes that the whole thing was a dream.
Amit Kumar tries to cheer her and they feel that ‘Kishore Kumar’ has really come to bless both of them. Really touching! With that, the song and the video ends. The video highlights the beauty of the affection between father-son, father-daughter and grandfather-granddaughter.
The song has been sung by Muktika Ganguly and Amit Kumar for themselves. Amit Kumar also dresses up like his father Kishore Kumar for the video.
The relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren is very delicate and beautiful. I did not get a chance to even meet my paternal grandfather since he expired when my Dad was a child.
But, the gap was filled by my maternal grandparents. Both my sister and I were the apples of their eyes. No other grandchild of theirs was given as much affection as they did to us. They are no more and I miss them desperately.
Thus, I could easily relate to this song and its performance. It touches the heart directly. The concept is good and compared to what is being churned out in the name of non-film numbers, this is several times beautiful. The song and the artists are good. The video is watchable for the same.