Movie – Meri Biwi Ki Shaadi (1979)
The song, Ram Dulari maike gayi, appeared in the AVM Arts International’s Famedy Meri Biwi Ki Shaadi (1979), directed by Rajat Rakshit and starring Amol Palekar, Ranjeeta, Ashok Saraf, Preeti Ganguly, C S Dubey, etc.
Hopeless hypochondriac Bhagwant (Amol Palekar) misunderstands that he is done for when he overhears his family doctor talking about another patient with a heart ailment. His wife, Priya (Ranjeeta), is fed up with his weirdness. Her friend Ram Dulari Vyas (Preeti Ganguly) is married to an advocate Venkat Vyas (Ashok Saraf). She is also fed up with her husband’s addiction to alcohol and leaves to go to her mother’s place. At this point in the movie, Venkat sings this song.
Song – Ram Dulari maike gayi
This song, Ram Dulari maike gayi, was penned by Asad Bhopali and set to music by Usha Khanna.
The song goes thus, “Ram Dulari went to her mother’s home. Beloved wife went to her maiden home. I have got into trouble due to this.”
Video – Ram Dulari maike gayi
The cinematographer is Sudarshan Naag. Dance choreography is by M Naidu.
The video opens with a man cutting vegetables and trying to cook. He is just making a mess out of it. The man is Ashok Saraf. The music has begun and his movements are in tune with it. He begins to sing this song.
Ashok Saraf begins to dance as well, using kitchen utensils as musical instruments. He visits Preeti Ganguly at her mother’s place and tries to placate her. Though she has been placated, she goes into the house and closes the door on his face.
Actor Bhagwan opens the door from the inside and comes out to dance with Ashok Saraf. Preeti Ganguly pulls up Ashok Saraf’s hair and then agrees to come back with him. The song and the video abruptly end at this point.
This song is sung on the playback by Suresh Wadkar for Ashok Saraf. Preeti Ganguly, Bhagwan and others are also seen in the video.
One’s mother and her home are very important aspects of one’s life, particularly if one is a girl. In India, ladies give a lot of prominence to their mother and her maiden home. They receive not only love and care from their mother but also support during a crisis. So, the character of Ram Dulari is not to be blamed is she goes back to her mother when her husband does not give up alcohol. I just love this Suresh Wadkar song and Ashok Saraf’s antics in the video. The song and the artists are good. The video is worth watching due to the same.