Meri dooronse aayi baraat – Lata Mangeshkar – Rajesh Roshan – Neetu Singh | Kaala Patthar (1979)

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Today’s second post is the analysis of the song, Meri dooronse aayi baraat, from the Bollywood movie, Kaala Patthar (1979). The song has been analyzed based on its context and visualization.

MovieKaala Patthar (1979)

The song, Meri dooronse aayi baraat, appeared in 1979 disaster drama based on a real incident Kaala Patthar (Black Stone) produced and directed by Yash Chopra under the banner of Yash-Raj Films. The movie starred Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Rakhee, late Parveen Babi, Neetu Singh, Prem Chopra, etc.

Vijay Pal Singh (Amitabh Bachchan) is a disgraced Merchant Navy Captain, guilty of abandoning his ship and risking over 300 passengers’ lives. He begins to work as a coal miner. He meets and develops a friendship with Ravi Malhotra (Shashi Kapoor), an engineer in charge of the mine. He also makes an enemy of a co-worker Mangal (Shatrughan Sinha), who is an escaped convict, hiding in the miners’ community to avoid the police. Anita (Parveen Babi) is a journalist, who has come to cover the mine, and is a friend of Ravi. Channo (Neetu Singh) is the local small decorative items vendor. Jagga (Parikshit Sahni) is a friend of the community and a truck driver.

The owner Seth Dhanraj (Prem Chopra) does not support their life in the mines and the community. He considers their lives insignificant in front of money. He gives them poor equipment, insufficient medical supplies and no facilities. The time comes when the mine workers are to be given the bonus for their work during some festival. The owner Seth Dhanraj (Prem Chopra) decides to give only one month’s bonus instead of 3. The workers protest in front of his home. Ravi comes to the rescue of the workers and convinces Dhanraj to give them 3 months’ bonus. This is, actually, a ploy of the owner to get rid of Ravi, soon.

But Ravi and the workers are blissfully ignorant of the scheme. In the meantime, Vijay and the community doctor, Sudha (Rakhee) come closer to each other. Ravi warns Vijay that the mineworkers were moving toward a watery grave. Vijay replies that the moment the danger is imminent, he should inform him. Anita is thrown out of the house of Seth Dhanraj because she writes about everything that is going on in the mines. Ravi takes her into his house and they come closer to each other.

Police are on the lookout for Mangal and they have advertised about an award for the person, who would inform them about the escaped convict. Channo is on the way through a forest to inform the police when some rowdy mineworkers attempt to rape her. It is Mangal, who saves her, and she regrets her decision to expose him.

Mineworker, Raghunath (Satyen Kapoo), dies due to an accident in the mine. Ravi and the others in the area take up the job of getting Raghunath’s daughter (Poonam Dhillon) married to her betrothed (Romesh Sharma). The next shot is the celebration of the wedding when Channo sings this song.

Song – Meri dooronse aayi baraat

The lyrics of the song, Meri dooronse aayi baraat, were penned by Sahir Ludhyanvi and the music was composed by Rajesh Roshan.

The song goes, “My wedding procession has come from a long distance.”

Video – Meri dooronse aayi baraat

Cinematography is by Romesh Bhalla. Dance choreography is by Suresh Bhatt.

The video opens with the camera focusing on a decorated house. Poonam Dhillon is wearing the dress of the bride. Parveen Babi and Rakhee begin to sing with the others. Shashi Kapoor welcomes Romesh Sharma and his father, played by Madan Puri. Neetu Singh begins to perform this song.

Shatrughan Sinha also joins in the celebrations. Rakhee is playing the dholak and Parveen Babi is hitting rhythmically on the dholak with a spoon. Neetu Singh, indirectly, reveals to Shatrughan Sinha that she is in love with him and he is immensely happy about it. The song and the video end abruptly at this point.

Artists

Lata Mangeshkar has sung this song for Neetu Singh. Parveen Babi, Rakhee, Shashi Kapoor, Madan Puri, Shatrughan Sinha and others are seen in the video.

Cultural Influence

This is a wedding sangeet song, with the influence of North Indian culture on it. The song and the artists are fantastic. The video is watchable for the same.

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